Piet Aukeman

Piet Aukeman

Visual Designer Joined almost 7 years ago

  • 2 stories
  • 47 comments
  • 67 upvotes
  • Posted to Site Design: Hire The Donald, Oct 06, 2016

    Something I’ve been thinking about lately is how to design for effective communication with the "other side" (with regards to any diametrically opposed viewpoint—not specifically Trump supporters in this case). All of these things are fun and hilarious but they are so clearly aimed at validating the positions of those already voting for Hillary. They do nothing to pull people across the aisle.

    I'm currently reading Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change which explores human's cognitive blindspots, among other evolutionary quirks, to explain climate denialism. A big part of these problems revolve around how we communicate them, and as designers and communicators we should be thinking about how to do a more effective job of that.

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  • Posted to Notify by Facebook, Nov 12, 2015

    Hmm, seems like Hooks with less customization around the notifications.

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  • Posted to Looking Back at the iOS 6 Maps UI, in reply to Trevor Stacy , Oct 02, 2015

    Thanks for the link. And this reminder:

    Find my friends

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  • Posted to "Here's what happens when you try to open the Model X's falcon doors in a spot that's too small.", in reply to Oliver Lubin , Sep 30, 2015

    It's real-world user forgiveness.

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  • Posted to Google Product Sans, Sep 03, 2015

    Sad to see the double-story 'g' go, but overall I really dig the new typeface... as a typeface. The logo will probably grow on me.

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  • Posted to Tropos: a weather app for humans, in reply to Bjørn Rostad , Mar 27, 2015

    I would buy this just for a Widget in my Notification Center.

    While I understand their sentement of "other weather apps are cluttered with radar, dew points, or advertisements", if I'm opening an app to check the weather I expect a bit meatier information. Weatherline has been my app of choice for that.

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  • Posted to I'm Aaron Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. & Field Notes. Ask Me Anything!, Feb 05, 2015

    Hey, Aaron! Good to have you. A fond memory of mine from college was when you visited the Savannah College of Art & Design and we got to have dinner. Our conversation got a bit cosmic and I recall you were reading "A Universe from Nothing" by Lawrence Krauss at the time.

    My question is: what are you reading now? Any recent recommendations, be it design or theoretical physics or other?

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  • Posted to A better shift key for iPhone, in reply to Ricardo Nunes , Nov 22, 2014

    Absolutely. This is the sole reason I haven't played with many custom keyboards.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Your favorite cases for the iPhone 6?, in reply to Jonathan Suh , Nov 13, 2014

    These look great. Backordered, but should arrive before Christmas.

    Also found a 10% off code for those looking as well: #ilovemujjo

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  • Posted to Creating color palettes with adjustment layers, Aug 15, 2014

    Clever, thanks. Reminds me of this method as well, perhaps to help establish your initial base colors.

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