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9 years ago from Andrew Haskin, Interaction Designer at frog

  • Andrew HaskinAndrew Haskin, 9 years ago

    If AE is your jam, then no. I like the way Pasquale D’Silva put it in his article, 'The State of Interaction Design Tools.'

    "After Effects is an extremely powerful package, but is fundamentally built for video, motion graphics & compositing work. This creates The Photoshop Kitchen Sink Effect™ where the new user is punched in the eyeballs with an interface full of mostly irrelevant horseshit, that is not useful for anything. Once the user learns they only need 20% of the tools, they stop crying themselves to sleep at night like a little bitch. (That was how I learned After Effects)"

    I think Keynote puts a lot of power in designer's hands with minimal effort. There's a beauty in not needing a timeline and keyframes, which can be difficult to manage. In my opinion with AE or any other animation software, you get sucked into the void of animating more and designing less. Where should we be spending our time?

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