Tim Silva

Tim Silva

San Francisco [timsilva.com] Designer @ Encide/Verizon Joined over 2 years ago

  • 4 stories
  • 53 comments
  • 106 upvotes
  • Posted to Show DN your 404, Jan 17, 2018

    https://timsilva.com/404

    1 point
  • Posted to 2018 Portfolio Launch — Happy New Year!, Dec 31, 2017

    Really nice new folio Alejandro!

    A few tiny details: The © in the footer, and the text around, it, is super tiny. Ken already caught the "your's" typo, noticed that as well. Also, I think the Dribbble and LinkedIn links could use some spacing between them, they feel so smashed together. Also that link color (E3EFC9) the off-white yellow is hard to distinguish from the other text. I'm sure you picked that color for a reason, but perhaps staying consistent with other colors or using a more distinguishing yellow would be more effective.

    I love the LARGE hit-spaces for the portfolio items/navigation. Impossible to miss, and the hover effect is pleasant. I think the desktop/monitor view has the item titles and the right-aligned categories a bit far apart (but I see why, with the grid and all).

    Most importantly, the content. Each piece has TONS of high quality images, ideas, etc. Exactly what I would want to see. There are plenty of new ones in there that I hadn't seen before either, really enjoy looking through each one. Overall; holy cow you're on fire!

    4 points
  • Posted to I Love Your Comment, in reply to Eli Schiff , Dec 05, 2017

    Same favicon as this site: http://daryl.github.io/ (Not that it means anything...)

    0 points
  • Posted to Koniku® — Intelligence is Natural, Nov 29, 2017

    This is the coolest design I've seen on DN in months. Absolutely stunning, gonna be lost in this for a few hours. :)

    4 points
  • Posted to Should I upgrade to High Sierra, in reply to Benny Jien , Nov 13, 2017

    Same! Google Chrome has had lots of issues for me. Sometimes, when adding bookmarks, but computer goes to sleep! I have to login and relaunch of a bunch of apps again. Same with the random clicking issues and micro-freezes. Firefox has been fine.

    I've also had issues with renaming files and folders in Finder. It now takes a few seconds for changes to show up, sometimes 10-15 seconds. I thought APFS was supposed to be faster

    0 points
  • Posted to Sketching Interfaces Like Krazy (demo of design tool from 1996), Oct 27, 2017

    At 8:00: "We envision a future in which most of the user interface code will be generated by interface designers using sketching tool rather than programmers writing the code."

    In that one sentence, he say the words envision (InVision) and sketch as if it were prophecy. Not a good sign for Figma if we are going by Nostradamus standards.

    3 points
  • Posted to Dropbox Bizarre Empty State Illustration, in reply to Daniel De Laney , Oct 27, 2017

    I'm in complete agreement with you. Why are people so eager to be apologists for what is clearly poor design?

    14 points
  • Posted to Firefox Quantum, in reply to Ken M (No, not that one) , Oct 12, 2017

    Same here! The performance is tempting, but the font issues really bug me. I'll keep it installed, but I don't know if I'll ever make it my primary again.

    0 points
  • Posted to Introversion and Your Career, in reply to Chris Porter , Oct 12, 2017

    Great questions; I don't have many answers. Most soft-sciences have this looming issue. The truth is, humans are far too complex and fluid to put into boxes. Mental illnesses (I studied lots of abnormal psychology) are often dealt with using best-guessing. The DSM (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diagnostic_and_Statistical_Manual_of_Mental_Disorders) is known to unreliable. It is important to attempt to do this, but there are limits to our accuracy. It isn't the fault of psychology or psychologists; humans are simply too complex, changing, and riddle with unexpected variables. Can Psychology be a hard science? I'm not so sure. It's like predicting the weather; we can only go so far. Personality tests are far worse than the DSM in that they are often popularized by the same types of people who sincerely believe in ghost stories and reject most forms of reason. :p

    Regarding analytical psychology, introverts and extroverts are never static. Some days and in some contexts we can all play either role. The truth, imho, is that we are mostly 50/50 each, with 10-20% degrees of variation depending on the context. There are extreme cases, but those aren't common. To me, this doesn't make the categories reliable or even useful.

    One of the only measurements of humans that does have both internal and external validity (although it is also iffy) is IQ. Countries with higher IQs tend to be superior.

    0 points
  • Posted to Introversion and Your Career, in reply to Dirk HCM van Boxtel , Oct 10, 2017

    The Myers-Briggs test is pseudo-science and just as illegitimate as astrology, reading palms, and carrying dead cats to get rid of warts. These types of silly games shouldn't be taken seriously in the professional world and we should try to avoid spreading it within our industry. I have been seeing folks like Sean Wes spreading this nonsense for a few years and it really bugs me that the UI/UX/entrepreneurial communities are so naive about this stuff. :/

    If you don't believe me, watch some criticism videos about it, or just read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers%E2%80%93Briggs_Type_Indicator#Criticism

    I have a degree in psychology and sociology, and I have been following the likes of skeptics including James Randi and Penn & Teller who have been exposing bunk science and claims for many decades.

    Santa Claus is a lie, and so are personality tests.

    2 points
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