Ben Haddock

Manchester, UK Freelance Interactive Design and Art Direction Joined about 3 years ago

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  • Posted to Where do you collect design inspiration for easy access, browsing, etc?, Dec 05, 2018

    I used to use Pinterest for collecting visual research/inspiration, but I got sick of the sluggish interface and how they kept pushing sponsored imagery.

    So I use https://savee.it now to fill the same purpose, and it's far better. Slick and easy to use, would really recommend it.

    4 points
  • Posted to Principle for Mac, in 2018, Nov 22, 2018

    I'd recommend Proto.io – it has timeline-based animation (very similar to After Effects where you can animate multiple properties on a single object), on-scroll animation, you can implement video, and preview everything in a web browser.

    I think Atomic.io can do most of those things too (except using video), but I haven't tried it out in a while.

    InVision Studio is good, as you can design and animate in the same tool, and its timeline animation is similar to Proto.io and After Effects. But you can't do on-scroll animation, which is why Proto edges it for me.

    1 point
  • Posted to The Inside Story of Reddit's Redesign, in reply to John P , Apr 04, 2018

    From reading the article, the impression I get is that Reddit wants to offer different viewing methods to better onboard and encourage new users to sign-up, whilst still keeping the same browsing methods from before, so as not to alienate existing users.

    I don't have access to the redesign myself though, so it might be different. What's irked you about the redesign?

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  • Posted to The Inside Story of Reddit's Redesign, in reply to Joshua Turner , Apr 04, 2018

    I see lots of pinned posts on his profile, but they're all posted within different subreddits. Which pinned post are you referring to?

    I remember a lot of moaning from people that Reddit was moving in this "user-following"direction, but I've seen no evidence that this is the case.

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  • Posted to Made By Johannes | DIGITAL + DESIGN + DIRECTION, Feb 03, 2017

    Really nice. But I particularly love how the page header changes when I switch to a new tab! So good.

    1 point
  • Posted to New Portfolio: Nuno Coelho Santos, Dec 01, 2016

    Really great work – I've always loved your 15 Days in Japan site (both design and content!).

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Do you know any good game UI?, Mar 21, 2016

    The latest Tomb Raider and its sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider both have well-designed menu-heavy UIs.

    Monument Valley is a great reference for UI too but from the other end of the spectrum – reducing a UI to its most needed elements.

    1 point
  • Posted to Show DN: New Product Design Portfolio - 2016 update, Mar 18, 2016

    I'd echo what Andy says about providing at least a little narrative around your work – currently it's a series of images from sketch to wireframe to design, which is the same process that literally every designer goes through. I'm sure there's clever insight and process there from you, but I feel you need to sell it just a tad more! :)

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Printedbysomerset, Mar 18, 2016

    This is incredible. Absolutely love the idea and all the little details in it.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Why is it so hard to find a junior design job?, Mar 16, 2016

    I'd look to bigger agencies for junior positions, they're more likely to have the money and resources to take on juniors and help train them up.

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