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Thomas Michael Semmler

Thomas Michael Semmler

Vienna, Austria UI Engineer. I'm a bit mean sometimes Joined almost 3 years ago

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  • Posted to New portfolio update, Jun 26, 2018

    It really misses crucial information. As it is right now, one could question the existence of the website at all when there is instagram.

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  • Posted to New portfolio update, in reply to Tropical Hooch , Jun 26, 2018

    so do I - yet he is right to point this out, because many people do that.

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  • Posted to Can everyone be a designer?, in reply to Sandro Cantante , Jun 22, 2018

    that's not what I meant.

    Intuitive understanding of Aestheticism are what people call Talent in this Context and that might help to learn that Craft

    I just wanted to say that what people call "Talent" in the Context of Design is that. When people talk about a talented designer, that is usually the property they want to describe. Not that it is not learnable. Of course it is learnable.

    I am of the strong conviction that talent is just something that can make learning a new skill more accessible.

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  • Posted to Can everyone be a designer?, Jun 22, 2018

    Design is a Craft, learnable like any other. Intuitive understanding of Aestheticism are what people call Talent in this Context and that might help to learn that Craft - but it remains something that anyone can learn.

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  • Posted to Redesign for one of Hungary’s biggest electricity and gas supplier, Jun 21, 2018

    Visually I think it looks a bit outdated - or to be more specific, not in line with trends - but I think that's a good thing.

    It looks great on smaller screens, but something about the spacing doesn't translate well into the bigger screens so it feels off.

    There are almost no hover states. Not even on the main navigation. Just when you expand one of the navigational items, they have a hover state. Why is that?

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  • Posted to XD finally got fixed elements and DIDN'T do an AMA, Jun 20, 2018

    quick on the shaming, aren't we.

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  • Posted to Material Design is a political choice, Jun 13, 2018

    that is a far stretch.

    That’s why, more than ever, movements like Web-Brutalism that have the boldness and the courage to question those “rational aesthetics”, dictated by science and technology, are very relevant.

    Movements like Brutalism in Web UI's exist because creative minds are desperately trying to break out of increasingly stronger trends. Trends more then before dominate what we consider "beautiful enough" nowadays. Something is considered good design by subconsciously determining how much it has adapted current trends in visual design.

    Yes, we need to break free from that, but I don't think it is a political choice.

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  • Posted to Speak Your Mind, Jun 12, 2018

    "Speak your mind" - as long as you fit the mould we made.

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  • Posted to Sketch easing gradients plugin, Jun 01, 2018

    this truly should be part of the core functionality. Great stuff.

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