Adobe to Acquire Figma

“Big news in the world of digital creative tech: Adobe today announced that it would acquire Figma for $20 billion, taking out one of its biggest rivals in the realm of digital design. The deal is a mix of cash and stock, Adobe said. The deal is expected to close in 2023, “subject to the receipt of required regulatory clearances and approvals and the satisfaction of other closing conditions, including the approval of Figma’s stockholders.”

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I don’t think I like this!
Why didn’t Adobe just develop XD to meet the standard of Figma?
Figma was a unique brand with a large, active and helpful community.

Burning Man 2022 Highlights


Beautiful highlights from Burning 2022. The first Burning Man in two years.
“60,000 people returned this year for a week in the desert with no cell service, public trash or money changing hands. Amazing, over achieving artists set up large-scale sound and interactive art installations-many of which were burned. Black Rock City, NV is an ephemeral town that exists for only one week each year, during Burning Man, a radical gathering. experience. Soundtrack by Super Duper”

Organization as Designed System

With all the time and effort we dedicate to component libraries, imagine what we could do if we focused on co-creating decision systems across our organizations.

Google UX Design Certificate

“The low-cost design certificate is well worth considering for those looking to break into the user experience (UX) design job market—or anyone curious about the overarching concept of UX design.”

Dari of Darius Design recently completed the 7 month, Google UX Design course just to clarify and brush up. She has been in the industry for over 20 years. It was a great way to refine ideas and processes. And it is very useful, if you wish to break into this field. It is very comprehensive. Learn the tools Figma and Adobe XD. Well worth the time and small amount of money. Highly recommended.

Read more: Is the Google UX Design Certificate worth it?

Long Live Degenerative Art

“All the achievements of contemporary artistic genius from Cézanne to Picasso — the product of the ultimate in freedom, strength and human feeling – have been received with insults and repression. We believe that it is mere idiocy and folly to reduce modern art, as some desire, to a fanaticism for any particular religion, race or nation.”

“These were the searing words of a group of 37 Cairo-based artists and thinkers known as Art and Liberty in their manifesto ‘Long Live Degenerate Art’ (1938). At the time, totalitarianism and repression was on the rise across Europe.”

Watch the video: Long Live Degenerative Art on Aeon.

Genome Color Tool

Genome Color Tool, a web app developed to create brand-specific palettes for a variety of Color Systems.

Genome Color Space is an Open-Source Color Tool for Color Systems. It was created to be Simple, Effective, Universal, Extensible, and WCAG Compliant. Its purpose is to help designers create brand-specific Color Systems from existing style-guides and easily facilitate white-labeling at scale.

The Genome Color Tool

The People of the Cloud

“Though often forgotten, this community of technicians, engineers and executives is integral to the functioning of our increasingly digitized society. They are the caretakers of the digital, the wardens of our data, and the unsung heroes working tirelessly to sustain an ever-expanding array of digital objects, including our emails, cat videos, maps, non-fungible tokens, metaverse avatars, digital twins and more.”

Read more: The People of the Cloud on Aeon.

Ways to Help Ukraine


WaystoHelpUkraine.org recently created by Darius Design. The purpose: To create a place where people can easily find the best ways to help Ukraine. Visit the Ways to Help Ukraine website.