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Jon Myers

Jon Myers

Designer, JonMyers.com - HCMC, Vietnam Joined almost 3 years ago

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  • Posted to Introducing Nachos! Nachos is Trello's design system (and also our favorite snack)., in reply to Dylan Smith , Sep 20, 2017

    That's true. It could be.

    0 points
  • Posted to Introducing Nachos! Nachos is Trello's design system (and also our favorite snack)., Sep 20, 2017

    Honest question, criticism.

    How was this design system conceptualized?

    This feels more like a marketing piece, open design style guide (pattern library) using existing bits that are retroactively stuffed into the concept of a design system.

    Whereas design systems like say Shopify’s Polaris, it seems like behind Shopify’s approach is a real intention, a deliberate visual language at the macro and micro level, and the design system has been holistically conceptualized, executed and integrated into a living product.

    https://polaris.shopify.com/

    I’m not sure I understand what the rationales are behind Nacho because the documentation on the actual principles, philosophy, and approach are shallow and incoherent.

    At least to me. Help me out, maybe I'm missing something?

    It feels like a lot of companies are rushing out there to throw out a “Design System” without really embracing and executing on what that means and why.

    As a design style guide, pattern library this seems well done given the legacy of bits and pieces being dealt with.

    As a design system, I don’t see it.

    3 points
  • Posted to Fellow designers, What's your typical day like?, in reply to Alex Hazel , Sep 19, 2017

    Yeah, I pay for it. Total no-brainer and I love paying for quality stuff when people put in the effort.

    The founder is active on Medium as well: https://blog.gyrosco.pe/@aprilzero

    1 point
  • Posted to Fellow designers, What's your typical day like?, in reply to Lucian .es , Sep 19, 2017

    Yea, these things affect people in different ways.

    It sounds like you should probably avoid these kinds of things all together.

    You may not have drunk enough water. Though, Modafinil is known to induce irritability in some people.

    You may have a look at something natural like Ciltep.

    I've never heard of someone getting a headache from m-dosing. Could be a hydration thing again, but if in doubt, it sounds like you should avoid these things all together.

    0 points
  • Posted to Fellow designers, What's your typical day like?, in reply to Stefan Trkulja , Sep 19, 2017

    I used to use this one, which is ok: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/be-focused-focus-timer-goal-tracker-for-work/id973134470?mt=12

    These days, though its junkiness kind of annoys me, I pay for RescueTime Premium and just use their "Get Focused" mode.

    RescueTime syncs with the app Gyroscope, which I use to track productivity:

    https://gyrosco.pe/

    I’m also in some productivity groups on there with close friends.

    --

    Also, depending on workload, I will alternate between Modafinil and Armodafinil once or twice every other week.

    I would never micro-dose quarterly. Though, I heard it works wonders for an occasional reset.

    2 points
  • Posted to Fellow designers, What's your typical day like?, Sep 19, 2017

    I live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and my typical days looks like this:

    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

    I naturally wake up around 6:30 AM. I work through communities, my feeds, and messages for 30 minutes. Turn on podcasts and let them play in the house. Then, 50 kettlebell swings and 50 pushups. I’m out of the house by 8 AM. Our housekeeper comes in on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (8 AM to Noon) and we have SOPs set up for different days of the week and managing the household.

    I ride my motorbike (scooter) into town then 7:40 AM to 8:00 AM, I listen to podcasts while I’m riding and pick up a roost at one of my favorite coffee shops. My “commute” on my motorbike is about 10 - 12 minutes.

    8:15 AM - 8:45 AM - Eat - I’ll usually read a book during this time and make notes if need be.

    8:45 AM - 9:00 AM - Review work plan for the day. I manage my personal work tasks/ plans in Things.

    9:00 AM - 12:20 PM - Turn on Rescue Time to block distracting sites. Turn on deep house music. Work in focused pomodoros for 30 - 50-minute sprints depending on the tasks at hand. In between pomodoros, I’ll check in on Slack to see what is happening. Goof off on Facebook and hop back into the tasks.

    12:20 PM - 12:45 PM - Lunch, reading, and head back to my home office.

    1:15 PM - 5:30 PM - Turn on some trance music and pick up the pace whilst chasing flow state. I’ll use the transparent browser Helium http://heliumfloats.com/ on my second display and run visualizations over top my second display. Usually something like this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ7hUvU-d2Q - Again, work in 30 - 50-minute sprints. Stand up order cold press, stretch and some kettlebell swings in between.

    Fridays - 1:15 - 5:45 - work from a shisha place down the street from my devs. Work, smoke shisha, review progress for the week. 6:00 PM - Meeting with my development team who are working on a startup I’ve co-founded.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Same wake-up schedule, and routine - but, I stay in my apartment area and go downstairs, go for a swim and then breakfast by the pool. Socialize with neighbors and then head back to my home office for a head down session around 8:30 AM.

    I’ll work from home and have lunch in. I’ll do 45 minutes at the gym in the afternoon and then go back to work.

    On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I’ll usually wrap up for the day around 4:30 PM and go and meet friends and shoot the breeze.

    --

    One thing I try and avoid at all costs. Interruptions, “grabbing a coffee” or lunch. I treat the workday as sacred and if people want to meet up, we meet after work. Otherwise, it jacks up my whole rhythm and routine.

    I also wear big ass “don’t talk to me headphones” when out - which usually works out. lol

    22 points
  • Posted to Atlassian's Bold New Brand, in reply to Jim Silverman , Sep 12, 2017

    Yes, the new logo immediately reminded me of the Chinese character/ word for person:

    人 rén

    And/ or - dueling tubes of electro-shock blue lipstick.

    11 points
  • Posted to Atlassian's Bold New Brand, Sep 11, 2017

    Sorry Charlie, the first rule of being bold, don't call yourself "bold"

    39 points
  • Posted to Best alternative to the magic mouse?, in reply to Javier Miguelez , Sep 11, 2017

    Great find. I'm buying this.

    I simply cannot replace the MM with a mouse that lacks the on board gestures. All others are too imprecise and slow for my workflow.

    0 points
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