Joe Watts

Joe Watts

Designer at Leto Joined about 6 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • 10 comments
  • 12 upvotes
  • Posted to Combo - a beautiful design for personalised music sharing, Aug 19, 2016

    Been using Combo for around a month now and I love it's unique UX and visual style. The swiping gesture to scroll through playlists is really nice and the ability to preview playlists is really nice. I can't wait to see how they develop the experience further!

    1 point
  • Posted to Let's STOP the "Looks good" epidemic on Dribbble, Jan 14, 2016

    I don't think the "looks good" or "nice work" prevents anyone from constructive feedback. I personally see them as a 'like' but with a little more effort. If you'd like more constructive feedback I guess you can ask for it in the description

    0 points
  • Posted to Typography tips for a more comfortable read, Sep 22, 2015

    This is a really solid write up and a nice base for learning typography

    4 points
  • Posted to Is Sketch filling up your hard drive?, Jul 27, 2015

    Suffered with this recently (160gb of 'Other' storage). Managed to clear it but it's still happening

    0 points
  • Posted to Side project: Newday - Alarm clock displaying some of the best photos on Instagram!, in reply to Mihai Serban , May 08, 2015

    Thanks Mihai!

    For a scrappy side project we did do a lot of research and really appreciate your feedback.

    I will definitely explore your points further!

    0 points
  • Posted to Side project: Newday - Alarm clock displaying some of the best photos on Instagram!, in reply to Mihai Serban , May 07, 2015

    Hey Mihai thanks for checking it out and your detailed feedback!

    • I did look into the circular time picker as a method of setting the time but it felt a little overkill for Newday. I want the focus to be on the photos not on the fancy time picker (although I do really like it). For our purposes the simple arrow method works fine (at least for v1).

    • I did a lot of research into whether people actually set their alarms to specific minutes (like 07:18) as you mentioned, but the majority of people seemed happy with a more general alarm ending in either a 5 or a 0. It seems that people rarely need that level of detail when waking up in the morning. It is definitely an interesting point though (and i hadn't even considered writing in the time) which I will look into further.

    • I did explore swipes for snoozing and awake but I personally wanted to keep it super simple with buttons for v1. I do like the idea of a swipe left to snooze, right to awake for example but this kind of behaviour does require some cognitive effort to remember which way to swipe. In the morning when you're at your worst when it comes to processing actions, it felt easier to just give the option to press a snooze or awake button.

    • Your point about not setting a day which should result in a no-recurrence is a good one and one I simply overlooked. I will work on getting this implemented for v2.

    Thanks again for the feedback.

    0 points
  • Posted to Side project: Newday - Alarm clock displaying some of the best photos on Instagram!, May 06, 2015

    Hi guys,

    My brother Tom and I wanted to build our first side project together and what we came up with was Newday.

    Some people might ask why we bothered making an alarm clock app (it's kinda the first dull project most designers make and throw up on Dribbble) but we felt we had quite a cool spin on it by integrating the alarm with Instagram photos to give you a smile in the morning.

    Newday is currently only available on Android. Once we'd made that decision, I went all in with Material design and would love to know your thoughts on the results.

    You can read more about why we built it here (https://medium.com/@tombwatts/introducing-newday-da716e0ac89e) and a bit more on the design process here (http://joewatts.co/newday.html).

    I've only really started exploring html & css and wanted to code the site up myself so please be gentle :)

    1 point
  • Posted to Riff by Facebook, Apr 02, 2015

    I thought it was a side project put together by someone at Facebook? Saw it last night on Twitter but can't remember who posted it.

    0 points
  • Posted to Show DN: Isometric Pinata Brand Logo, Jan 26, 2015

    I really like the simplicity. Not as a logo but as an interesting illustration, or perhaps a mascot.

    It does remind me of the style/characters from Crossy Road.

    http://www.crossyroad.com/

    2 points
Load more comments