Marc Schäffner-Gurney

Marc Schäffner-Gurney

Product Designer at MongoDB Joined over 9 years ago Marc has invited Fred Truman

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  • Posted to What app do you use to brainstorm product features?, Oct 17, 2013

    Maybe Trello?

    1 point
  • Posted to Sustainability and the Mac App Store, Oct 02, 2013

    The entire site was blinking like crazy for me on Chrome 30.0.1599.66, OS X 10.8—just fyi

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  • Posted to Site Design: Jobs is Free, Aug 01, 2013

    I normally don't like when scrolling sites capture my scroll-wheel and animate to the next section but you nailed it, it just FELT really good.

    1 point
  • Posted to PRISM - All your data, in one place, in reply to Santiago Villalba , Jun 13, 2013

    Yes, really. It's kind of a big deal.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Best font combinations for blogs/reading?, Jun 12, 2013

    I like using Open Sans (sometimes bold or heavy, sometimes condensed-light) for headings and Lora for body, both free from

    3 points
  • Posted to Site Design: MongoDB Monitoring Service (MMS), Jun 03, 2013

    I started at 10gen about 3 months ago as their first UX hire and today we launched the visual refresh of our MMS product for monitoring MongoDB deployments.

    We refactored some of the frontend code and made some small UX improvement along the way but this is mostly just a visual refresh—the bulk of the UX work is yet to come. Just wanted to share the new look with everyone :)

    0 points
  • Posted to Do something awesome or you're fired., in reply to Connor Tomas O'Brien , Apr 08, 2013

    Knowing what to build is part of the test though.

    Any competent B player can do something that's assigned to them, with clearly-defined terms. However, it's an A player that's a self-starter, entrepreneurial, and knows the space well enough to come in, evaluate the product, and say, "Ah-ha! THIS will be an awesome addition!" — and then actually build it.

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  • Posted to Thoughts on Using Web Frameworks, Mar 29, 2013

    Great post.

    I think one "pro" that was missed was: Makes it easier for engineering teams to build quick UIs that conform to the app's style and front-end code standards.

    Engineers love frameworks because CSS isn't usually their strong suit. Using a frontend framework on a project allows, in some cases, an engineer to just work directly off a wireframe and come up with a result very close to what a frontend developer would do.

    As for choice of framework, most of the engineers I know love bootstrap, so that's what I choose for projects.

    Bonus: if you theme bootstrap properly then you can download the docs from github, apply your theme locally, and boom, instant style guide for all the engineers to reference.

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