Rhys Merritt

Rhys Merritt

Designer Joined over 3 years ago

  • 13 stories
  • Posted to Apple Arcade, in reply to Ktrn Dsrs , Mar 29, 2019

    I think you're on the right wavelength here. I am guessing Apple are in no way going for any of the hardcore gaming market share here.. I see this as a way Apple can ensure parents are not simply buying their kids 1 off apps, but instead paying a subscription to a gaming service... So Apple can now be provided with yet another constant revenue stream.

    Sure - there will be others who buy into this, but I see kids with parents ipads as being a majority of the customer base.

    OR I've misunderstood all of this and they are making some seriously odd choices.

    1 point
  • Posted to Tiny Trend: Mouse Interactions, Feb 13, 2019

    The Duroc and Ben Mingo websites gave me anxiety when using them... I didn't try the rest. Can't say I'm a fan of these mouse interactions at all.

    2 points
  • Posted to The End of the Celebrity Designer, Feb 07, 2019

    I'm baffled by the comments in here? Did anyone actually read the article? These comments seem like they are aimed at a different article... I'm super confused...

    I found this write up to be very motivational and insightful - especially the parts about Redefining what it means to be “great” - I get the sense that Tim and the Abstract team are exceptionally grounded people.

    Another part that really struck a cord was the idea of changing the word but for and when giving feedback. I think this is a wonderful approach! It really does shift the tone away from belittlement. Very simple yet powerful change.

    I really loved this read, and just shared it with the rest of my team.

    6 points
  • Posted to BlacksWhoDesign, Feb 06, 2019

    I think this is a very interesting topic, and judging by a few of the comments, an important discussion to have.

    I feel like society is going through big transitions at the minute when you look at it on a certain timescale, like decades. We are going through a difficult time trying to figure out how we can create a much more inclusive world, and it is important to be able to try things out, and discover what works and doesn't work.

    I don't know if this approach creates a bigger divide by re enforcing the idea of putting people into 'categories' instead of focusing on changing collective mindset to be more open and inclusive, or if it genuinely works by bringing focused to an under-represented group who have dealt with prejudice in the industry. I haven't witnessed this kind of prejudice myself (knowingly) - but I'm sure it happens more than we would like to think. So whatever the actual outcome of this approach, I'm definitely glad people are doing things like this to try and improve the state of things.

    I think things regarding this topic are insanely more complex than surface level discussions like this - so I feel like these will always be hot button issues on the internet where we communicate in snippets.

    All things considered, I like this idea - even though at first the use of the word 'blacks' made me a bit uncomfortable.

    3 points
  • Posted to Microsoft Icons - Simplicity & Harmony, in reply to Brian Hinton , Dec 20, 2018

    Yeah that's fair. I think they've done a marvelous job, and I'm a big fan of it. Just felt like I have seen that level of unveiling for a rebrand - not an icon suite revamp

    1 point
  • Posted to Microsoft Icons - Simplicity & Harmony, Dec 20, 2018

    All that to announce new icons? wow... It was super nice, but seems a little excessive...

    1 point
  • Posted to How do you manage copy text in a huge application?, in reply to Michael Cook , Nov 15, 2018

    The point this misses for me (my team) is that it only serves as an initial gate. Once the designer collabs to get the copy correct, the design is updated, and it still serves as the source of truth for the development team. I think that's where the big problem lies, the design should never be the source of truth for copy.

    4 points
  • Posted to A design tool that is also a developer tool. Introducing profiles in Hadron., in reply to Nacho García , Oct 31, 2018

    Hi Nacho - I'm not sure I understand this part

    because Hadron edits code on the fly

    What does this mean when compared to other tools like Webflow and Modulz? How does this make Hadron better, or different?

    0 points
  • Posted to App for fast saving anything without losing focus, Oct 22, 2018

    Hey friend. Small typo on your site. You've got "loosing" instead of "losing"

    Also the fact that the $ is after the digits on your pricing put me off a little.. I'm in the UK, and it's correct British and American English to have the dollar sign before the digits. I don't know if localising is easy - but it's something to consider.

    1 point
  • Posted to Modulz Kickstarter: A Visual Code Editor, Oct 19, 2018

    I just backed this for $99... I think the reward of lifetime access + updates is absolutely incredible. I got very excited by the video on the kickstarter page - and I really hope this is a big success.

    I've unfortunately lost a lot of love for Framer recently because they seem to have gone a different direction, and it feels like it's aimed more at devs than designers who aren't great with code. So seeing this made me really rather excited as it seems to really shoot for the true problem of reducing the gap from design to development.

    2 points
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