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Design Specialist @ InVision, Mentor at OOOHours and DesignLab Joined over 5 years ago via an invitation from Cesar F. Emily has invited Robbie Kanner, Jennifer Janosi, Graham Hicks, Kira Campbell, Rachel Ball and 3 others, Shiv Deepak, Olivia Stuart, Zoe Davis
I love the focus of this podcast. It's refreshing to see the lens of 'parents who want it all' focused on men, and the stories and guests are really interesting. I hear from many designers and people in tech who struggle with how to remain (and appear!) productive, save time for their family, and grow their careers. This podcast has so many great insights to learn from. Totally recommend a subscribe!
Why not just ignore comments like those? When a shot introduces a new concept or novel approach to a problem, I've found the comments to be more or less engaging, and many times the conversation is taken elsewhere (here, twitter, etc). For people who just want to share progress, what is the negative effect of these spam comments, other than being annoying? If it's feedback you are looking to receive, maybe set up a public doc or Invision where people can leave more in-depth feedback. And if it's feedback you're wanting to give...well, make sure the poster is looking for it and/or consider a more direct approach (twitter?).
The one big problem I do see is that spam comments may unfairly affect the algorithm. Perhaps Dribbble might consider (or perhaps they already have) some method where a comment reported more than x times remains in place but does not calculate in the popularity of a post.
Minimalism is great, until you have to figure out how to used the danged thing…
I live in Moab. "Moab Under Canvas" is very expensive but located in a beautiful spot just north of town with views into the backside of Arches and Canyonlands. Totally worth the price, and likely a large part of the high cost
The entire "LEAN" series - Lean Startup, Lean UX, UX for Lean Startups, and Lean Analytics - is excellent. I found UX for Lean Startups to be especially helpful, as Laura Klein's method of writing and presenting ideas is clear and actionable. I would also recommend her blog.
These books present the full story from idea validation, iterating through experimentation, and constantly testing your design through metrics analysis. It's useful even outside the Lean paradigm.
Quantifying the user experience is great too.
I've also bookmarked a few articles. None is exhaustive, but they offer some good starting points and Google keywords:
If this is something you really want to get better at, reach out to product managers or other designers at your company or through Twitter, etc who would be willing to mentor you on your process, help you design experiments, and hone your skills.
I'm excited to get one and support the community. Thanks for the update!
"If you've purchased Ember directly from us in the last ~3 months and no longer want to use it, please get in touch and we can issue you with a refund."
Sounds like they already considered cases like yours, which is pretty cool of them :D
Coming a few months after we learned that IDEO has a 90-year-old designer on staff, I thought this article was pertinent and reminds us of the importance of designing for humans, not just a demographic.
Anna, thanks for the shout! I've left this thread alone for the last few days since I didn't feel like I could respond to some of the comments productively. I'm so glad my thoughts resonated with you. Also, I love your Tumblr and now feel like there is a serious lack of alpaca in my life…
Yes, thank you for representing the women of Designer News! We may not be vocal, but we are here :D
@Megan, @Elena, @Hannah: You go, ladies!
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