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Issue 466


The State of UX in 2024
Late-stage UX is characterized by its market saturation, heavy focus on financial growth, commoditization, automation, and increased financialization.

Get more out of design reviews
A sign of a healthy team is they share work to be reviewed.

How to Run Surveys at Every Stage of the Design Cycle
There are many different types of surveys, which can be used effectively throughout the design cycle.

Futureproofing UX in the Age of AI
Your human-generated guide to boosting your UX team’s ability to build trustworthy and ethical AI-powered experiences.

Designer layoff stories
Retaliation, targeted eliminations, legal disputes, and other horror stories from the tech industry.


Build with the power of code — without writing any
Take control of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in a visual canvas. Webflow generates clean, semantic code that’s ready to publish or hand to developers.

Figma Dev Mode vs. Zeplin – What’s the best design handoff tool? (Video)
Dev Mode will require a paid seat in 2024. UX Tools, the creators of the annual survey, dive into a video review of Figma Dev Mode vs Zeplin. Watch

Tools and Resources

Expanding Conversational Interfaces (Video)
How focusing on understanding the problem instead of starting with a solution can guide the design of conversational (AI-powered) interfaces.

1000+ ideas for your case studies and personal projects.
Find and list top design tools.

UX Portfolio

James Whelan
James is a Product Designer based in Ireland.

Brand identity transformation for the “heart of the internet.”

Last But Not Least

Is technology harming our brains?
Technology and our reliance on it is limiting our critical thinking capabilities and ultimately harming our brains — but can we stop it?

“We start with the perfect experience and then work backward. That’s how we’re going to continue to be successful.”
— Brian Chesky

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