Alex Gennette

Alex Gennette

Product Designer @ IGN Joined about 6 years ago via an invitation from Alex G.

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  • 24 upvotes
  • Posted to UX experiment testing "Sticky icon for deleting comments" on Instagram, Jun 20, 2016

    The prototype of the current Instagram UI is missing a pretty critical feature to teach people to learn to swipe, when a comment is tapped it 'bounces' to the left and reveals a portion of the delete button. This is a pretty fundamental part of teaching the interaction pattern and it seems like from the videos people tapped on the comments a fair amount but got no feedback. I'd be interested in the results if that slight tweak was made. I imagine it would still take users longer to delete comments but they would be able to easily learn the interaction.

    An alternative design to test that could be valuable would be to have the delete and replay buttons shown on tap of the comment, similar to how the Facebook app treats reporting.

    1 point
  • Posted to Rdio is shutting down, Pandora acquiring parts, in reply to Blake Rutledge , Nov 16, 2015

    Spotify does have this feature!

    2 points
  • Posted to Project fi by Google, Apr 22, 2015

    This is amazing and exactly the kind of thing that would get me to switch from Apple and At&T.

    6 points
  • Posted to Instagram in Material Design (Concept), Jul 29, 2014

    The movement is pleasing albeit rather slow. What caught me was the off canvas navigation, it seems to add an unnecessary interaction to the app. Do the material design guidelines outline this as the way to access menus? It seems like a step back for a simple app like Instagram.

    1 point
  • Posted to A list of highly recommended design podcasts, Jul 15, 2014

    Pixel Recess is amazing! Designers talking about funny, usually not design related stuff. http://recess.unitedpixelworkers.com/

    0 points
  • Posted to Let's share Instagram accounts, Jul 10, 2014

    Here's my account I've been working on with my girlfriend who is a photographer: http://instagram.com/freedomandiron

    Main F&I photo

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  • Posted to AMA: Jessica Hische, in reply to Jessica Hische , May 14, 2014

    'Unhappy Hour' sounds like a great idea! Definitely looking forward to hearing more about it in the future.

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  • Posted to AMA: Jessica Hische, May 14, 2014

    Hey Jessica, thanks for taking the time to do this! What non-design related activities do you get inspiration from? Also, are you and Eric planning to continue the Type-Nerd Breakfasts? They sounds like a lot of fun!

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  • Posted to E-commerce design, Apr 15, 2014

    https://www.ayr.com/ Ayr is currently my favorite—they have a great responsive experience with smooth transitions.

    3 points
  • Posted to Pentagram - What type are you?, in reply to Andrew Bonventre , Feb 24, 2014

    This is actually a really old website, when flash was still king. I used this in college almost 5 years ago and it wasn't new even then.

    3 points
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