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Design Systems Are About Relationships

by Ryan DeBeasi

Design systems can improve usability, but they can also limit creativity or fall out of sync with actual products. In this article, we’ll explore how designers and developers can create more robust design systems by building a culture of …

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Text-To-Speech And Back Again With AWS (Part 2)

by Philip Kiely

In this article, we will use speech-to-text to draft transcripts of podcasts and interviews for publication. We’ll also evaluate the overall accuracy of these format-transformation technologies by running a few samples through round-trip …

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Based in Mexico City, Pablo Stanley (@pablostanley) is a lead designer for InVision Studio Platform and co-founder of the tech-enabled healthcare provider Carbon Health. He shares his design knowledge as a speaker at events around the world, as well as in one-on-one workshops and in his design tutorials on YouTube. Advocating for more diversity in the design community and with the aim to inspire students and professionals from Latin America to pursue a career in design, Pablo co-hosts the podcast Diseño Cha Cha Chá where Spanish-speaking creatives talk about their work in the tech industry. When he’s not doing any of this, Pablo loves to draw comics. Thank you for everything you do for the design community, dear Pablo!

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