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How Does Adobe’s $20B Acquisition of Figma Impact UX Designers?

September 27, 2022

Via: CMSWire

On Sept. 15, Adobe announced a deal to buy the design platform Figma for $20 billion — Adobe’s largest acquisition to date.

According to company officials the new asset will expand their product portfolio with Figma’s web-based, multiplayer capabilities and accelerate the delivery of Adobe’s Creative Cloud technologies on the web.

In a statement, Chairman and CEO of Adobe Shantanu Narayen, said, “The combination of Adobe and Figma is transformational and will accelerate our vision for collaborative creativity.”

However, the acquisition comes with several layers, including intent questions of collaboration of an acquired tool vs. market elimination, learning curves for UX designers and what, if any software suites, will fade into the sunset.

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