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Issue 430


The Cost of Craft
Why is it so hard to do great work at scale?

The Psychology Behind Loom’s Explosive Growth
A look at the onboarding journey for Loom.

Brainstorm Questions Not Ideas
Listing questions enhances collaboration, decreases risk and puts you on the path to being a learning organization.

Design Principles
When you’re faced with conflicting choices in the design process, good principles help you break the tie.


From Design Director to VP of Design
Finally, a business programme for Design Leaders. Learn Finance, Business Strategy and Leadership from Spotify, Wolff Olins, Monzo, Pentagram, AKQA and others. Five 2-week modules in London and California. Only 30 spots.

Applications closing soon.

Tools and Resources

Figma Product Design & Writing Career Levels
How the Figma Design organization thinks about performance at each level.
Read more about the process.

Adobe Firefly
A family of creative generative AI models coming to Adobe products.

AI Colors
Generate palettes from a text prompt.

Learn the foundations of being a great design leader. Get an exclusive launch discount and be the first to know when registration is open!

UX Portfolio

Nenad Grujicic
Nenad is a designer at Pudding Studio.

Looking to find your next UX gig? Join my UX talent collective and check out the UX job board.

Last But Not Least

AI and context: which jobs will it replace?
Directions of the only product innovation still standing.

β€œThe mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
β€” William Arthur Ward

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