Matt K

Matt K

Manchester UX Lead Joined almost 6 years ago

  • 7 stories
  • 65 comments
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  • Posted to Check out these 20 fonts for €20 from Atipo Foundry. Just bought em, highly recommend, Jul 13, 2020

    Love Atipo fonts. Calendas Plus, especially the italic, is one of the nicest serif fonts around.

    1 point
  • Posted to Dribbble redesign has launched, Mar 17, 2020

    The old design was looking dated, but the new design is rather generic. Nothing to distinguish it from 90% of the work there. Colours make it look like it's part of InVision.

    Still doesn't look like it's gone beyond a place to post the same old trends – over-designed form items and meaningless circular graphs with numbers in the middle (counted six on the homepage alone).

    3 points
  • Posted to What would you ask a designer?, in reply to Paul Mit , Mar 16, 2020

    The main one is if you don't pay the money you can't access your files, especially if moving from a team account to a free personal one.

    In addition, the only way you can get your designs out of Figma are as a flattened vector or bitmap, or a .fig file, which is compatible with precisely nothing else.

    At least with Sketch, if you stop paying the licence you can keep using whatever version you ended up on, and Adobe's file formats are widely supported by other vendors.

    And as Figma has taken on so much funding, there's no guarantee that they'll be around in their current form for long. VCs want their payday, and that will either result in a sale, or an IPO with intense pressure to increase revenue.

    2 points
  • Posted to What would you ask a designer?, in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Mar 13, 2020

    What a devastating list of questions. Good job.

    I would also add:

    • Why do most design tools still focus on drawing boxes on pages, when the things they are supposed to represent are anything but?
    • Why do you think people flock to Figma when it holds your designs hostage more completely than even Adobe does?
    1 point
  • Posted to Recipe App – Free PSD UI Kit, Mar 11, 2020

    Oof. The thought of going back to PS for UI design gives me the shakes.

    1 point
  • Posted to New BMW Logo, Mar 06, 2020

    If they kept the black band but dropped the letters it would look really good. BMW has enough brand recognition to not need spelling out, and the flat design just highlights how awkwardly placed the letters really are.

    0 points
  • Posted to Proposal: Easy ways to fix DN, Jan 10, 2020

    Other than the fact that this site has pretty much been abandoned by the owners for years, is that there actually isn't that much good content about.

    Most new articles are either content marketing from a company like InVision, or low-quality 'What I learned in my first 3 days as a UX designer' style posts.

    There's only a few people/companies producing high-quality content, maybe because it's hard, and people with the talent to do it tend to be busy.

    I wonder if the design/UX field is large enough to support a site like this?

    0 points
  • Posted to Does anyone use InVision DSM?, in reply to Rodriguez Salt , Nov 29, 2019

    Yes. The core InVision product is slow. And obsoleted by Figma/Abstract/Sketch Cloud. InVision Studio is slow, and not used by anyone as far as I can see.

    DSM sounds like a good idea but is seriously limited. Craft was great, but now buggy and also slow.

    The podcasts, articles and ebooks are good. Seems like they put more effort into those than anything else at the moment.

    3 points
  • Posted to What resources do you browse to stay tuned into the industry?, Oct 25, 2019

    Hacker News – great for tech and startup links and discussion

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