I have given workshops and talks in SF for the last couple of months and I noticed something... there are a lot of designers working in isolation–in a team of one, freelancing, or working remotely. These people felt like they were designing in a vacuum, receiving most of their feedback from their boss or stakeholders but rarely from other designers. We all felt we needed to share our work with other peers, sometimes for inspiration, help, or even just validation of our ideas.
So, I decided to start a series called Design Review. The idea is to get together every two weeks in a small setting, with a maximum of six product designers, to share our work. We would give and receive feedback in a candid way from other talented designers. This can help make our work better, feel more confident about it, and create a relationship with other professionals in the field.
If you're interested, you can subscribe to the waitlist here: http://designreview.io/ Let's get better together! P.
Great idea! I had been thinking about this for a while but from a different angle.
Forgive me if this was mentioned but do you plan to host the events yourself or will the groups eventually be autonomous so they can meet as frequently and wherever (online/offline) as they want?
Hey, Kim! For now, we'll be hosting the events, learn from the experience, document the findings, and then share it with everyone so others can apply it on their own design reviews :) Any suggestions?
Love the aesthetic. You should use an apostrophe in “I’ll” rather than a straight quote: option + shift + ]
Being corrected by the master himself! Just updated the site. Thanks, man! BTW... I check typewolf regularly for inspiration. Amazing work, thank you for everything you’ve contributed to the community :)
Thanks for the kind words. :)
I’ll try to feature this coming up on Typewolf!
Thanks, man. It would be an honor :)
this looks great. you're missing a 'c' in your email address under the mailto tag.
Oh, dang. Thanks for letting me know. I fixed it.
AWSM!!! The community needs this.
This is such a good idea. If I lived in SF, I would totally do this.
Also, I'm a big fan of your comic!
Thanks, Matt. I really appreciate it. Hopefully, we can get the idea to expand everywhere.
Great idea - look forward to it moving beyond the bay area
Does the font rendering look way too blurry for anybody else? I'd experiment with
-webkit-font-smoothing: subpixel-antialiasedfor Chrome users.
Gonna try it out, thank you!
The font is blurry because you are centring the container using "transform: translateY(-50%);"
With this technique, if the container's height is not even all pixels will be rendered as half pixels. That's makes everything look blurry.
You can fix that by centring your container with flexbox instead. :)
Can someone translate that? Do User Interface Designers and Engineers now call themselves Product Designer? (no sarcasm)