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Daniel De Laney

Daniel De Laney

Austin, TX Senior Interaction Designer at frog Joined about 4 years ago

  • 10 stories
  • 225 comments
  • 176 upvotes
  • Posted to Is it just me, or does the new messenger look like Skype?, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Oct 25, 2018

    Latest available usage statistics for Facebook Messenger alone report 1.2 billion monthly users.

    There's certainly a privacy conversation being had, but to suggest that Messenger doesn't matter because your circle doesn't use it is absurd.

    0 points
  • Posted to Is it just me, or does the new messenger look like Skype?, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Oct 25, 2018

    As of the second quarter of 2018, Facebook had 2.23 billion monthly active users. That's a third of the total population of Earth and nearly 3 times the population of the Southern Hemisphere. So my comparison was actually overly generous.

    0 points
  • Posted to Uber's Undoing Part III: Redemption, Oct 24, 2018

    I correctly identified Uber Move, Airbnb Cereal, and Google Sans on the first try. What do I win?

    13 points
  • Posted to Is it just me, or does the new messenger look like Skype?, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Oct 24, 2018

    Considering nobody I know lives in the Southern Hemisphere, does that half of the globe really matter?

    (Hint: Yes.)

    0 points
  • Posted to Uber’s Undoing Part II: Local vs. Global, Oct 17, 2018

    IBM made an error similar to Uber's attempt to "celebrate cities" prior to their Carbon design system. IBM's palette was almost comically broad, so that every conceivable color could be IBM. Which of course meant that they had no colors; if every color is IBM, none is.

    I hope to see this simple concept beaten into the popular design consciousness so that we can avoid repeating the same mistake.

    7 points
  • Posted to Get a free landing page, in reply to Abhijeet S , Sep 17, 2018

    Pro

    0 points
  • Posted to I'm Spenser, your new community manager!, Jul 07, 2018

    In your view, what kind of content should we be seeing on DN?

    Which stories exemplify the content you want to encourage and grow?

    4 points
  • Posted to What is Your Process for Learning New Things?, in reply to Rami James , Jul 02, 2018

    This is great. There's a third component in my system, equally as important as the first two: pressure testing. Across any discipline from paintball to design to JavaScript, it's easy to talk yourself into believing you're good at something. Put your skills up against a master and find out.

    1 point
  • Posted to What was your first design tool? This one was mine., Jun 10, 2018

    ZZT

    ZZT, the 1991 adventure game for MS-DOS. I used it to make my first interactive virtual world when I was 5 or 6 years old. The graphics were entirely ASCII art, and ZZT-OOP was an ingeniously simple scripting language for basic video game mechanics that helped unlock a ton of creativity. Thanks, Tim Sweeney.

    6 points
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