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Ian Goode

Ian Goode

Designer & Developer at Axonista Joined almost 4 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. Ian has invited Sarah Kavanagh

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  • Posted to Design challenges at Zendesk: As a designer, how would you approach this? , in reply to Fran Rosa , Feb 16, 2017

    Fran has already voiced my main complaints better than I could have!

    I'm not 100% against design exercises, but I think this is a bad one. They're asking for four hours of your time, which is a lot, and in this case what information are they really expecting to get that they couldn't get from another project in your portfolio.

    The 'problems' they ask you to solve are too broad and unspecific, especially for a product design role. They'd be better off choosing one specific problem (that they've already solved themselves) and getting you to spend 60 mins tops focused on that. That would give them more valuable information to analyse. In my opinion asking a designer to knock out an app in a few hours is setting a bad precedent.

    6 points
  • Posted to Apple Music: Planet of the Apps, Feb 14, 2017

    Will probably watch the first episode out of curiosity, but I think this is the kind of show that needs you to have drank a certain amount of Kool-Aid to enjoy.

    What's interesting is the distribution platform. Apple Music?

    1 point
  • Posted to Your designs before and after ads, Feb 06, 2017

    just before it's ready to ship, the sales department/manager/PM/… comes in, throws a bunch of ads everywhere and ruins my design.

    You need to clarify at the start of a project what the client's revenue model is. If that includes ads then clarify the format and interactions around them. That way you can design with the ads in mind, or if you want, come back with some research and ideas on more effective formats.

    0 points
  • Posted to Apps & plugins for graphic mockups?, in reply to Spenser Wolz , Feb 06, 2017

    Mockuuups is really good, but its collection of non-Apple devices is sorely lacking.

    0 points
  • Posted to Introducing InVision for iOS 2.0, the new InVision mobile app, Feb 02, 2017

    Always happy to see more InVision releases.

    That said, I wonder could the video have sold real-time collaboration without having to go down the 'never stop working, 24/7/365' route. Getting comment mention notifications in your car, at home late at night, at the beach... no thank you!

    0 points
  • Posted to Monzo is designing with mental health in mind from the start., Jan 27, 2017

    This is really commendable stuff.

    0 points
  • Posted to Why Precision In Design Is So Absolutely Crucial In The Aerospace Industry, in reply to Paul Hermann , Jan 26, 2017

    It's interesting, informative and design-related.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Job title for Product Designer who writes Javascript?, in reply to Tony Jones , Jan 26, 2017

    I am this person, and yes Product Designer is fine. At the end of the day you learn the tools you need to prototype and validate the product, whether that's coffeescript or a hot new animation app.

    Are you looking for someone to raise this up from nothing? Or someone to build off existing design work and just sweat the microinteractions? If the latter I'd look for a front-end engineer who already has an eye for design or who has an aptitude to learn what kind of details to sweat. If the former then a designer who can code (but be warned it's very easy to be sucked into the time vortex that is front-end javascript).

    It sounds like you're valuing production-ready design output over production-ready code output, so yeah Product Designer sounds like a better fit.

    0 points
  • Posted to Is a light or dark UI better?, in reply to Johan Netzler , Jan 24, 2017

    Being pedantic here, but for ideal photo editing you actually want 50% gray. If the background is too bright or too dark your eyes will adjust accordingly and skew your perception of the image.

    0 points
  • Posted to My favorite albums of 2016, in reply to Labib Rahman , Jan 20, 2017

    It's this jQuery plugin

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