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Issue 474


Key takeaways from Airbnb’s winter redesign
When Airbnb announces something new, it’s the result of months of hard work, thinking, and testing.

Sounds good
Designers should be listening to — and learning from — how music is made.

Why AI Can Never Replace Designers
Visual averages and human ingenuity.

Adobe: The growing issue with “Free” trials UX
A look at the complexity and barriers of Adobe’s free trial.


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Tools and Resources

Free Figma icon Library
Minimal and consistent icons, all available for free in SVG format.

Boba Ipsum
Lorem ipsum generator for boba, matcha, taro, and thai tea lovers.

UX Portfolio

Thomas Quigley
Thomas is a freelance designer based in New York.

Last But Not Least

How to build better AI products with user research
Adapting user research approach to explore AI’s new challenges.

“Your old site is the best prototype of your new site.”
— Hoa Loranger

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