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Issue 473


The Feature Trap: Why Feature Centricity Is Harming Your Product
Fixation with features might be holding you back and how making a few small tweaks to your process could make an entire world of difference.

Design without process, or the form factor trap
Without establishing conceptual fidelity through tools like the primary user benefit, designers risk creating negative value for their teams.

In Praise of Buttons
Form is function in graphical user interfaces.

The rise of the Model Designer
How designers should embrace shaping AI models.

The loss of the process in the name of progress
“Making it” or “making” in the creative world.


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Tools and Resources

AI Icon Generator
Create beautiful free icons by AI.

Bring your ideas to life through the power of generative AI.

LanguageUI is an open-source design system and UI Kit for giving LLMs the flexibility of formatting text outputs into richer graphical user interfaces.

Everything You Need to Know About Dev Mode
Learn about Figma’s product philosophy, how they’re improving the experience for developers and designers, and what’s next.

UX Portfolio

Anton Repponen
Anton is a New York-based interaction designer who has worked with some of the top brands.

Last But Not Least

I am a creative.
Believing in the ultimate mystery of the process.

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
—Andy Warhol

Thanks to this issue’s sponsor:

Interaction Design Foundation