Radley Marx

Radley Marx

Creative Design & Development Joined almost 4 years ago

  • 8 stories
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  • 74 upvotes
  • Posted to Has anyone launched a successful "Fake Door" test?, May 16, 2019

    A Fake Door test is the dark pattern of idea testing.

    Normally, if you have an idea for a product, it's best to work out a concept and run some inexpensive Google or Facebook ads to gauge interest. You don't say it exists, but you do allow users to sign-up to be informed when it's released, early access, surveys, etc. Open and honest.

    The benefit of the Fake Door pattern is that it differentiates between people who think they are interested in your product versus people who will actually buy it.

    You convince people that the product exists and make them go through the ordering process only to stop short (of payment info) by saying "thanks for your feedback but it doesn't exist yet". It's not fraud, but it sucks for your potential customers.

    0 points
  • Posted to Creative design ideas to all Game of Thrones fans!, May 13, 2019

    At first glance I was skeptical... yet bunny slippers ftw.

    1 point
  • Posted to Request DN: Designer News Dark Mode Toggle, May 09, 2019

    I think the better question is when will we see the major browsers introduce a dark mode option? Safari is already working on it for Macs:

    https://www.idownloadblog.com/2019/01/27/macos-mojave-10-14-4-safari-dark-mode-websites/

    3 points
  • Posted to What's going on with DesignerNews?, in reply to Matthew Hollingsworth , May 03, 2019

    I think HackerNews obscures/hides posts when they hit a certain number of downvotes. Maybe try something similar? We'll see fewer negative comments, plus it'll protect people who might have been unfairly downvoted from taking a big hit.

    I'm also pretty sure HN users cannot vote until they hit certain thresholds. Upvoting requires 10 points (?) while downvoting is after 100. Finally, I think voting is removed after a period of time, like 2 weeks.

    4 points
  • Posted to Figma Keyboard Stickers, Apr 18, 2019

    This actually isn't a bad idea. I've converted to using keyboard skin protectors on my Mac & Magic Keyboard because the tiniest bit of water will kill them. Since the skins are cheap, I could keep application-specific skins.

    0 points
  • Posted to Why Cancel Buttons Should Never Have a Color, Apr 09, 2019

    Sorry, no. This may be a good idea for a generic Cancel button but should not be applied for destructive actions. Further, obfuscating "Not Now" or "No Thanks" is a small step towards dark patterns.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ongoing debate over new Figma UI, Apr 09, 2019

    It's clear they're targeting retina monitors because of their thin lines and typeface. My only concern is how easily the design will translate to dark mode (when iOS does dark mode, everyone will be doing dark mode, including web).

    0 points
  • Posted to The Role of Prototyping in Design, Apr 09, 2019

    Rules of Engagement > No production code.

    I agree and disagree. As a former designer/developer, I could write far better UI code than most developers. I agree that components may be replaced, but the style code (CSS for web, XML for Android, etc) will be far more optimal from a single designer who understands the full design system and can code it effectively.

    When I'm rapid prototyping, I'll take shorcuts with the layout but not the design system, because it's faster to change one line of style code than each instance that would use it.

    0 points
  • Posted to Best design feedback tool for Sketch?, in reply to Luke Murphy-Wearmouth , Mar 28, 2019

    Last week they also introduced Assets, which could replace Zeplin:

    https://www.abstract.com/help/collaboration/assets/

    0 points
  • Posted to TOKYO 2020 UNVEILS GAMES PICTOGRAMS, Mar 12, 2019

    Masaaki Hiromura's studio website: http://www.hiromuradesign.com/

    3 points
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