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TLDR: Most apps on TV platforms use default interfaces. Will we ever see much innovation there?
Hey Ian, side projects should always be fun! (unless they are making lots of money, in which case that's a business..) Make anything cool?
Hey Luke, seems like everyone is using Framer at the moment. Have you been able to weave it into your normal design workflow. Has it been useful to sell or communicate your work? Let me know!
Hey Dennis, thanks for sharing. I agree that noone should be obsessed with getting better. Because, you'd never be happy with yourself! Personally, I like to have something a little difficult to work towards, otherwise I get to comfortable, and lack motivation. If you've been learning a bit more about influence/persuasion, I hope you've checked out Influence by Cialdini!
Hey Abhijeet, sharing work is one of the best ways to make a reputation for yourself, and boost your credibility among other designers. The feedback you get also helps you to rapidly improve. Have you been doing it?
Hi Noorain, this is awesome that you are improving something that doesn't come naturally to you. Design school is an option, sure, (an expensive one) but you should try simple design projects first. I imagine its difficult to pick up because it's much more SUBJECTIVE than engineering, but there are many rules and principles you can learn, and you can become a great visual designer. Here is a random book I read in design school that might be of interest to you : https://www.amazon.com/Ways-Seeing-Based-BBC-Television/dp/0140135154
Hey Errol. How are your side projects going? Did you find the time?
Hey Horacio, thanks for sharing! Communication is SO important. If you can't communicate well, you'll never be able to sell your work, or even explain it to others. Hope you are still focusing on this goal!
Hey Steven, thanks for sharing. How are you going with this goal? Do you have any tactics that are working. Like do you stop reading design news? I agree, that it's our job to think a level higher than the tools - since there will always be new tools to get the job done. It's more important to focus on the problems we can discover, and solve for people..
Hey Mackenzie, thanks for sharing! Design is very broad topic haha. I love that you included storytelling. I think it's something we all do with our work, whether we know it or not. You might like this book because it centers around stories
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