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Chicago, IL Head of Design at Blackbox Joined about 3 years ago
I've been working on the web professionally since 2003 (pre-Google IPO for better context) and Mom still doesn't have a clue what I do. I've made peace with the fact that's never going to happen.
This. Is. Amazing.
LOL (___) Is this your method?
All of the above. lol I've used Pocket & Basecamp to save links and organize. I'm currently using Evernote for pretty much everything (including links).
I just started using Pinterest earlier this year to collect design and illustration inspiration. When a design lead at the lasts agency I was contracting at showed me his inspiration boards I started my own account. I had no idea before then how much actual design/art related stuff was on there.
I don't bucket anything on Dribbble although maybe I should (hey, you've helped me! :b), I typically heart things I like, but my like list is getting larger and could be more beneficial if I organized.
I've tried to use Dropbox for screenshots or gifs, but I tend to just forget its there and rarely remember to check it when I need to.
Evernote is probably the best method overall as a Designer. It's taken me awhile to get used to using it, but now that I do. I use it quite a bit.
Is there something to the idea of creating an underlying structure that connects objects (ie. layers) so there are real relationships rather than a bunch of layers sitting around in a file (think about how Omnigraffle connects objects in its wireframes to create a flow with real relationships)?
In terms of how that could look in visual execution, maybe it's similar to a mind map with various nodes that can be children and siblings of a parent node or nodes (let's call that a Structure view) and then a visual representation that's more of what we expect (Design view). Both views ultimately control the same thing in different ways and can be switched between. This would address the issue someone brought up about needing to zoom in to select a tiny layer.
Theoretically, could this be connected to an existing Bitbucket/Github account?
Ahhh, you answered as I was typing my response. That answers my question in my comment. ;)
Since it's based on Git, I don't think it would work that way (I could be wrong). You would need to push (commit) your changes, I assume it would then show your update in the revision history (right panel).
The interesting use case would be, as you mentioned multiple people working on a single file and you both commit different changes to the same file. How would the app handle that?
Really looking forward to this. Nicely done InVision!
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