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Issue 461


Hey designers, they’re gaslighting you
Too many organizations have convinced designers that they’re the problem.

Sheet, dialog, or snackbar — what should a designer go for?
Identifying established patterns in the market.

The design manager’s toolkit
Take the best of being a designer and create a durable playbook for handling challenges as a manager

Ship Faster by Building Design Systems Slower
Successful design systems move more slowly than the products they support.


Share libraries, not frustrations
Figma helps you keep work consistent and efficient with access to shared design libraries – only with Figma Professional.

Tools and Resources

The Top 10 Talks on the Future of AI and Design From 2023
Talks from this year on how AI can help build creative technologies and shape more human-centered experiences.

Microcopy & UX Copy
Collection of over 200+ short texts and design copies for your next App / Website / Portfolio.

CARI Aesthetics
The Consumer Aesthetics Research Institute is an online community dedicated to developing a visual lexicon of consumer ephemera from the 1970s until now.

Deep Dives :David Hoang – How to prepare for design in 2025 (Video)
David Hoang gives us a peek into where he thinks the industry is headed and how product designers can prepare for the future.

UX Portfolio

Alex Cornell
Alex is an Interface Designer at Linear.

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

Last But Not Least

How Figma and Adobe think they could work together
What if FigJam and Firefly launched a way to generate storyboards, a Figma prototype could be used in After Effects, and more what ifs…

“The times are urgent; let us slow down.”
— Bayo Akomolafe

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