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Issue 493


T-Shaped vs. V-Shaped Designers
The value of “V”-shaped designers who excel by crossing boundaries, connecting dots, and innovating beyond rigid boxes.

Designer’s Maturity Model
A comprehensive framework outlining the evolution of designers from novices to seasoned professionals.

Data Table Design Patterns
A collection of best practices to help you make your data tables better.

Synthetic Users: If, When, and How to Use AI-Generated “Research”
While there may be a few use cases for fake users generated by AI, user research needs real users.


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Tools and Resources

Deep Dive with Alex Cornell — Mastering the art of influence (Video)
When you think about storytelling in design, Alex Cornell is often the person that comes to mind.

SF Symbols – Apple
Now with new animations, tools, and 800+ new symbols.

A modern design and code editor.

UX Portfolio

Kaja Skerlj
Kaja is a Product Designer based in Berlin.

Last But Not Least

The Rise and Fall of Design Platforms
A walk down memory lane and remember the legendary tools, companies, and sources that have cemented their place in the Design Hall of Fame.

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
— Lao Tzu

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