Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas

UX/UI Designer Joined about 4 years ago

  • 9 stories
  • 202 comments
  • 133 upvotes
  • Posted to Why do you think this community has died?, in reply to Steven Cavins , May 22, 2019

    Within the first week of the Reddit channel, I saw 5 discussion threads pop up regarding Brand Guidelines, Transiting to a UX Manager, Stressing over PMs Nitpick, and asking Why You Became a Designer.

    It was beyond refreshing.

    3 points
  • Posted to What do you do to keep your creative juice flowing after working on mundane work?, Apr 26, 2019

    Endless side projects. I mainly garden, bake, follow baseball, or price out /plan trips. Sometimes I pick up very simple freelance work that I can be creative without needing too much energy.

    1 point
  • Posted to Several UX Design Tools You Need to Use, Apr 12, 2019

    I don't believe you have the correct pricing for usertesting.com.

    I wish it was as little as $5... maybe if you have a $20,000 contract with them... I believe its $30 per test for 15 tests. After your 15 tests, you have to pay an additional $5k licensing fee + $30 per test. The more you order at once probably will lower that cost per test, but it will cost you.

    1 point
  • Posted to 1 week into my new job and I'm thinking about quitting., Apr 11, 2019

    I would leave if the startup is a product that you believe in. Startups have issues of their own and who knows if that company will be around in 2 years.

    Probably my biggest fear if I ever move from agency to a corporate position... I have been on those projects before and it's mentally draining especially if you are used to a faster pace. I would say, enjoy the time to learn new things. At worse, work on making a new portfolio and chase after a better job.

    0 points
  • Posted to Pseudo Design Titles, Mar 26, 2019

    You had me a Pixel Warlord

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Usertesting.com alternatives?, Mar 26, 2019

    TryMyUI

    Around $35 per test, allows picking different regions around the world. Not the best UI, but gets the job done.

    Another note... Usertesting.com pricing is very shady. You are limited to 15 tests at $50 each, then they hit you with a $5,000 "lisencing fee" + $50 per test with a max of tests. The princple of not being transparent with the cost is what pissed me off.

    0 points
  • Posted to Terrible UX Design Job Descriptions (Or: How To Avoid Bad UX Design Jobs), Mar 13, 2019

    The truth is that engineers can do anything 

    I cringe at this statement... Usually, its time, money, and priorities that is stopping them. You can have a tech team burn 2 weeks for a feature that might push the needle a tad or out of scope. I rather hire a designer that can work with and communicate clearly with the engineering team.

    Don't get me wrong, the engineering team frustrates me to no end at times. However, I try my best to find a middle ground. If you bring them early in the process, the more likely ideas will get build.

    0 points
  • Posted to How to design an accessible color scheme, Mar 07, 2019

    A nice write-up. I love using accessible-colors.com. I silently cry everytime I have a client that primary colors are not 508.

    0 points
  • Posted to How many of you are tired to find a different way to import a screenshots quickly on Sketch?, Mar 05, 2019

    I just take a screenshot and past it into sketch or just drag a shit load of them onto my board and arrange them. I wouldn't say anything really annoying. What is your use case?

    To alter your screenshots from saving from a file to just copy in your clipboard.

    ⌘ + Shift + 5 Click on options, select Clipboard under "save to". Take your screenshot then ⌘ + V into sketch.

    0 points
  • Posted to Invision bought Trunk and closes it, in reply to Justin White , Feb 12, 2019

    I gave up on Invision for 2 years. It's not made for large projects. It spot is small low fidelity sites. Its probably why they have been spending all their dev time in their new studio.

    5 points
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