Christian Beck

Principal UX Designer Joined almost 3 years ago

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  • Posted to How and why do you use Dribbble?, Sep 05, 2017

    As a designer, I wrote how I use it for UX a while back: https://medium.com/ux-power-tools/a-ux-designers-guide-to-using-dribbble-9c58727c7db8

    As an agency, we only ever post if the work is live. The design may not always match the build but we always post what we agreed upon with a client. We don't get work based on our dribbble account (I actually don't want us to), but I think it's nice to also elevate our clients, while possibly sending them a little traffic. We don't intend to put a portfolio on our homepage so our agency dribbble account gives us a de facto portfolio to reference if prospects are interested. I actually think designer's put too much emphasis on their work in their portfolios so using dribbble allows us to have our website focused more on a business/strategy level.

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  • Posted to Canvas: Screen Your Next Candidate Over Text, in reply to Simon M. , Jun 15, 2017

    I can't honestly disagree with you. I am unsure whether I would use text either, personally. I can say those convos are based off real scenarios we uncovered in research and informed by actual ones happening by text in early alpha testing.

    While a part of it is simply the overall comfort <30-yr olds have with text, I do think overall people see text as being more personal than email while being more convenient than a phone call.

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  • Posted to Canvas: Screen Your Next Candidate Over Text, in reply to Richard Ballermann , Jun 13, 2017

    As stated before, this is for the recruiter screening; not the employer. It simply helps speed up that process and increases the quality of candidates a hiring manager has to look at.

    As to your other comment, job seekers are asking for the ability to text. I feel similar to you personally, but our research shows otherwise for a good amount of people (particularly under 30).

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  • Posted to Canvas: Screen Your Next Candidate Over Text, in reply to Matt Hollis , Jun 13, 2017

    lol, I'm not a millenial either and honestly not sure that I'd interview by text either. But kids these days...

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  • Posted to Canvas: Screen Your Next Candidate Over Text, in reply to Matt Hollis , Jun 13, 2017

    Yeah, the app is specifically geared towards recruiters rather than hiring managers. To be clear, a recruiter can interview up to 30 candidates in the screening phase and it's pretty challenging to schedule them and have quality convos. The point is that it helps recruiters hand off higher quality candidates to the hiring manager.

    As for employers, it is helpful for those that find it difficult to schedule phone calls outside their 9-5 job or sneak away. Texting lets them do the pre-screen interview on their own time.

    And thanks for site compliment.

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  • Posted to Canvas: Screen Your Next Candidate Over Text, in reply to James Young , Jun 13, 2017

    Awesome feedback, James! Super useful.

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  • Posted to Canvas: Screen Your Next Candidate Over Text, in reply to Ken M (No, not that one) , Jun 13, 2017

    Great. Another useless, passive-aggressive criticism on DN. Thanks!

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  • Posted to On the Current State of Design Systems in UX, in reply to Sean Lester , Mar 15, 2017

    Ha that's great. Thanks for the feedback. Your situation is identical to ones I've been a part of as well. I still talk to designer friends dealing with this at large software companies and they are fighting the same battle you describe.

    I talk about remodeling a home and how I would never wait to remodel my kitchen until I can afford to remodel my entire home. It's not as if my family will see the new trim and doorknobs and suddenly get lost when they enter a room that hasn't been remodeled. Your point about understanding the level of consistency is spot on. You can get in a car you have never seen before in your life and start to drive it immediately (unless it's a stick, ha). Focus on that level of consistency which allows a user to do THAT. Design system efforts can put too much emphasis on themselves rather than business value and users.

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  • Posted to On the Current State of Design Systems in UX, in reply to Bevan Stephens , Mar 14, 2017

    Thanks Bevan. I tried to be as objective as possible but I think since leaving in-house design for large companies, I have skewed more into the camp of holding off on creating design systems.

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  • Posted to Terrible UX Trends for 2017, in reply to James Young , Feb 08, 2017

    lol. Well if they can stomach the negativity in Designer News posts, give it a try!

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