Matt Walker

Matt Walker

Atlanta Designer at The Home Depot Joined almost 3 years ago

  • 2 stories
  • 128 comments
  • 64 upvotes
  • Posted to 'Really Good UX' - A library of screenshots for UX inspiration, in reply to Asher Dawson , Aug 15, 2017

    I feel like on paper that snapchat should fail but it's still been pretty successful. Also I'm old and don't get it.

    1 point
  • Posted to 'Really Good UX' - A library of screenshots for UX inspiration, Aug 14, 2017

    When you click into the link and see that snapchat is featured....

    hmmm...

    2 points
  • Posted to @DannPetty Show — Stop Working So Dang Much, Aug 11, 2017

    When did DN comments start reading like YouTube comments? If you find value in Dann's message that's great! If you think Dann's message is a load of crap then that's fine too.

    "Be nice. Or else." ... to each other.

    Critique someone and their work as if they're standing in front of you. I doubt people would be so harsh in person.

    EDIT: Does it need to be said? What's obvious to you may not be obvious to others. Check your assumptions.

    8 points
  • Posted to Sponsor: Microsoft Design releases Adobe XD toolkit for Fluent Design, Jul 28, 2017

    I have absolutely no problem when posts are clearly marked as sponsored. I have a problem when companies pass advertisements for their product as medium articles.

    Registered sponsors are a positive thing.

    2 points
  • Posted to How to create a collaborative UX workflow for research, Jul 26, 2017

    "...In airtable"

    3 points
  • Posted to Mike Monteiro proposes that designers can fix tech by prioritising education, destroying bro culture, and creating a code of ethics, in reply to Jake Lazaroff , Jun 30, 2017

    I think it's harmful to generalize no matter who it is. We need to be specific about what we mean when we say 'tech industry'. Who specifically in the tech industry (by name, not by ethnicity or gender) is causing the harm and how are they undermining others and taking advantage.

    While tone policing is a valid point in some cases, I believe delivery still matters if you want to be heard.

    I think we're in different camps when it comes to the definition of racism. I don't subscribe to the notion that you can't be racist to certain people because of their perceived privilege, ethnicity, or gender.

    10 points
  • Posted to Mike Monteiro proposes that designers can fix tech by prioritising education, destroying bro culture, and creating a code of ethics, in reply to Ben Patterson , Jun 30, 2017

    The way he communicates these real problems and important issues is off. it's the tone he carries.

    If you take anything he says about 'white males' and replace it with another gender or ethnicity, does it sound racist?

    10 points
  • Posted to User Research tips?, Jun 14, 2017

    A couple good places to start:

    I've always understood assumptions as smaller nuggets of a greater hypothesis. So not only write out assumptions like Dominic mentioned but also write out your hypothesis.

    Something like:

    We believe a better search engine will improve the user experience for DN users by enabling them to more accurately find the content they're looking for and doing so more quickly. We will know this to be true when insert how you intend on measuring if it was a success or failure

    Also try to avoid leading questions:

    Do this:

    • Tell me
    • Show me
    • Give me an example of...
    • How?
    • What?
    • Why?

    Not this:

    • Do you?
    • Have you?
    • Would you?
    • Are you?

    Hope that helps.

    2 points
  • Posted to Dribbble iOS App Released, Jun 05, 2017

    "nice"

    27 points
  • Posted to The All New Skype, Jun 02, 2017

    Reminds me of that scene in Mean Girls "I'm not like a regular mom, I'm a cool mom." where in this case Skype is trying to be the cool mom.

    2 points
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