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Bevan Stephens

Bevan Stephens

No-one at nowhere Joined over 4 years ago

  • 28 stories
  • 416 comments
  • 127 upvotes
  • Posted to Unofficial Designer News Survey, May 13, 2019

    Not sure why you’re collecting email addresses to do this?

    0 points
  • Posted to Request DN: Designer News Dark Mode Toggle, May 09, 2019

    Get some sunglasses

    7 points
  • Posted to Project Worlds — Achieving God Mode in Digital Design, Apr 26, 2019

    This is interesting, I do like the concept of removing the hierarchical structure of "atomic design" type systems, it is true it can be quite limiting.

    1 point
  • Posted to Study of millions of PNG images showing popular colors, Apr 26, 2019

    Interesting, the word 'Popular' suggests that these colours were explicitly chosen by the user creating the image, rather than them merely being present in a photograph.

    I would say they were 'common' or 'frequently occurring' not necessarily 'popular'.

    3 points
  • Posted to 14 designers helped us make sense of data from 6M design files, Apr 18, 2019

    Lovely report, but I'm afraid I found the experimental navigation style on desktop annoying and distracting.

    It reminded of those flash based PDF readers with the page turn effect that you used to get. Kudos to you to try something different though, and this is a perfectly appropriate place to do so, but the result for me was a negative experience. Hope that is useful.

    4 points
  • Posted to Designers who are 40 plus, how are you..., in reply to Mike Wilson , Apr 12, 2019

    Well done, you are an example for all of us.

    1 point
  • Posted to Designers who are 40 plus, how are you..., in reply to Mike Stevenson , Apr 12, 2019

    Hi Mike, I'm afraid I've been lucky enough not to have any physical problems with sitting and working, so I can't give you any advice there. I'm sure you've considered anything I could think of.

    0 points
  • Posted to Designers who are 40 plus, how are you..., in reply to Mike Wilson , Apr 12, 2019

    To clarify, I'm not proud of the fact that I don't have a plan, I was just being honest about my situation. I should really have a savings plan in place, maybe my sons will take care of me :-)

    I am in a position of some privilege, I live in a country that has a public healthcare service, but I probably don't stand to inherit much from my parents and I doubt state pensions will exist when I am that age.

    I think it's a bit much to state that people will have a bad time without an "exit strategy". Obviously we will need to be flexible to change as the industry changes, who knows what skill set will be the most valuable over the next few decades.

    But it seems like you're saying: older people aren't suited to work in our industry. Which I don't agree with, there are fewer older people in the tech industry right now, because it has risen up quite quickly, but as our workforce ages, will will find ourselves with a higher proportion of older workers, which I'm hoping have a positive effect on what we create.

    4 points
  • Posted to Designers who are 40 plus, how are you..., in reply to Tom Wood , Apr 10, 2019

    I respectfully disagree. I think this is a depressing generalisation, it sounds like you are saying older designers are unenthusiastic and slow. Which I have not found to be the case. Whilst I agree experience and wisdom are the key attributes of older designers, they can be put to good use in practicing design, not just managing others.

    6 points
  • Posted to Designers who are 40 plus, how are you..., Apr 10, 2019

    I'm 40 next year, I've been contracting for most of my career and I don't have a pension.

    I'm not thinking about retirement at all, I don't really have much of a desire to retire, it's not one of my life goals.

    I'm a design practitioner, mainly UX but do UI and visual as well. I don't aspire to manage or lead particularly, I like what I do and I just want to continue doing it and getting better and better at it.

    I don't have a plan.

    47 points
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