Great idea having live sessions with designers showcasing their workflow - helps new designers coming into this field.
Comments so far:
Calling Adobe XD a detailed prototyping tool is a bit of a stretch. You're basically creating clickable slides - just like in Invision. And transitions are not interactions.
So far no real discussions about other aspects of user experience (i.e. IA, IxD, usability, etc) - it's mainly about reviewing the visual design of the submitted UIs.
Most of the submissions had really bad contrast, light text on white or grey on black and it wasn't mentioned - seriously?
Slight issue with the term UI / UX. As we all know UX is not just one thing and UI is just one subset of it. I would have titled it 'Digital Product Design with...'. Using 'UI/UX' or vice versa just gives me the impression that it's about creating pretty pictures and "sprinkle some UX" on top.
Hi Adrian, thank you for the thorough feedback. These all areas that we can look to improve upon for future live sessions. On your second suggestion, other aspects of user experience (like IA, IxD, etc.), is there one you would like to see above the others? Also, is there anyone you consider an expert in that area? The team is always looking to bring in different guests for the live sessions.
I appreciate this event is probably to promote Adobe tools, hence why the focus so far was more on the production side of things.
But for newcomers to this field, talking about the softer skills is equally important.
In terms of other designers to invite, here are some:
Jonathan or Cynthia from http://www.tragicdesign.com/#about-the-book
Ryan Singer https://www.feltpresence.com/
Paul Stamatiou https://paulstamatiou.com/
Anton Sten https://www.antonsten.com/about/
Really good feedback, but please, make sure to share it on the live stream! That is the entire reason we are doing these live, so we can have realtime conversations around design.
having deeper conversations about the above topics is really hard in a small chat windows, where it would quickly scroll out of view, because you get a lot of hello and kudos messages.
This forum format is better suited for longer conversations in my view.
For our live stream this week on Behance we’re focusing on UX / UI design, with 4 designers joining to create, share and discuss how they approach their work. Get ideas, get inspired, and get answers from UX pros as they design XD experiences live.
Chat with designers directly in the Behance chat pod.
WHEN: All day Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9AM PST, to 5PM PST. Archives will be available on the Creative Cloud YouTube channel: https://adobe.ly/AdobeLivePlaylist
WHO:Pablo Stanley is a San Francisco based product designer, originally from Mexico. He is the lead designer and Co-founder of a healthcare startup in SF called Carbon Health. Join Pablo as he shares his vast user interface and experience design knowledge. Over the three days, he’ll show how to incorporate a new product into a medical app for his company. https://www.pablostanley.com/
Alice Scalfi is an Italian designer who moved to Connecticut with the goal of gaining extensive knowledge on the business side of design. Alice is a Creative Manager for the digital marketing agency Avrio. This week Alice will design an eCommerce mobile application in Adobe XD. She will give us an introduction to UI/UX design, teaching us how to design a full user journey. Stick around until the end to learn how she develops micro interactions in After Effects. https://www.behance.net/AliceScalfi
Daniel Musa is a UI/UX and motion designer originally from Ukraine, currently living and working in Los Angeles. Daniel will focus on building both web and mobile experiences for a fictional company, after teaching us the basics of cross-platform experience design. Stay tuned to learn how to turn your ideas into an experience. https://www.behance.net/Warrow
Lex Valishvili is a Digital Designer originally from Russia, currently living and working in Portland, Oregon. His past clients include: McDonald’s, Harry’s, Freshly Picked, Ragu and Rags to Raches. Join graphic Lex as he creates a fictional mobile app in Adobe XD. This week he will design a brand new app, redesign an existing app and create a tablet experience highlighting the difference between the two processes..https://www.behance.net/lexvalishvili
You can view the exact schedule and times at:https://www.behance.net/live/schedule
We stream every Tue / Wed / Thur on Behance, changing up topics each week. If you have any requests or suggestions for themes, format, topics, guests or anything else, just leave a comment below.
Kinda liked the part where Pablo totally didn't use the repeater grid feature and duplicated list entries one by one. Some guys on the Adobe UX team might've fainted :D