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Luke Murphy-Wearmouth

Luke Murphy-Wearmouth

London, UK Product Designer, Memrise Joined over 5 years ago via an invitation from Jon G. Luke has invited Peter Sigrist, Mike Barker, Mal Damkar, jaime keenan, Ben Magro and 4 others

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  • Posted to What are the best conferences for product designers?, Nov 07, 2018

    JAM in London is pretty good, with a split focus on design and PM. Same with Mind The Product, which is marketed towards PMs, but definitely worth going as a PD. If they do it again, Loupe in Amsterdam (run by the Framer guys) is well worth a visit as well.

    4 points
  • Posted to UI vs UX - Explore the Core Differences [with Infographic], Aug 03, 2018

    You know what, this infographic can get in the bin. UI design isn't just about creating pretty things, it's as much about solving problems as UX is. Also, to suggest that UI design is an artistic pursuit is completely misunderstanding what ANY design is. It's not art. It's solving a problem and trying to communicate something. Ugh.

    2 points
  • Posted to Are you a frontend guy? Time to learn Vue JS 2. Here's a free course I made, in reply to Gary Simon , Feb 20, 2018

    To me, the user's intent is the only thing that truly matters.

    Would you say the same thing about the n word? I don't think the user gets to decide whether it's acceptable or not, but the people that that term marginalises...

    3 points
  • Posted to Side Projects for Designers, Sep 21, 2017

    Some stuff I've done in the past: - Creating prints and selling them in local shops - Designing gig posters for local promoters - Starting a physical product (I run Wax & Stamp. Was a hell of a lot easier than I thought...)

    Those are the design related things, although I find side projects that tap into your passions are super good for flexing your creative muscles. I've had bands, produced and directed theatre, ran a club night and loads of other stuff as side projects. Anything to help keep the juices flowing

    0 points
  • Posted to DRIBBBLE DRAMA / Dann Petty, in reply to Daryl Ginn , Aug 24, 2017

    HOW DARE YOU STEAL MY CATCHPHRASE! ;)

    0 points
  • Posted to Dude Calendar. It's a new calendar. For dudes., in reply to Oliver Swig , Jul 07, 2017

    It's not necessarily a 'target market' thing, but the fact that it isn't inclusive. This in itself can cause some issue, but the bigger issue here is that the exclusive group is the dominant group, ie 'dudes'. Yes, there are clubs exclusively for women, lgbt etc because they are not equal in our society, therefore need exclusive safe spaces. It's affirmative action. IF the world was equal, then sure, it'd probs be different. But it isn't. As a result, it rankles quite a bit when a product is set up that tries to make an exclusive deal around the largest, dominant, safest group. It's not just marketing. It's bigger than that. This perpetuates the problem.

    3 points
  • Posted to Has anyone tried to use Lottie - the animation framework from AirBnb?, Mar 06, 2017

    We've just started using it at Memrise and it works like a dream. The iOS devs are loving us at the moment.

    0 points
  • Posted to Tiny Hearts — How our app went from $20,000/day to $2/day in revenue, Oct 14, 2016

    Is it just me or is the crux of this article "we couldn't deliver on our promises and our app wasn't very good in the end". I mean, yeah, that's a pretty good way to have a huge drop off in revenue...

    1 point
  • Posted to ASK DN: What's your favorite design talk?, Oct 05, 2016

    This talk: Wilson Miner - When We Build https://vimeo.com/34017777

    Hands down the best talk I've ever ever seen and I wasn't even at the conference...

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Where do you look for product design jobs?, Aug 23, 2016

    Similar to above, I've found stuff on Dribbble, DN and Authentic Jobs. They tend to have relatively high quality stuff. I know as a company we also use workable, which is more generic, but worth a shot!

    0 points
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