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Jonathan Shariat

Jonathan Shariat

Mountain View, CA Designer @Intuit | Author @O'Reilly | Podcaster @DesignReview Joined about 5 years ago via an invitation from Jim S. Jonathan has invited Leban Hyde

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  • Posted to Figma now has Overlays, in reply to Adam Szakal , Dec 04, 2018

    Aw thats too bad :(

    I think thats been the lifeblood of Sketch, without plugins its a very limited app

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  • Posted to Figma now has Overlays, in reply to Todd Cantley , Dec 03, 2018

    You could always make a plugin: https://www.figma.com/blog/introducing-figmas-platform/

    1 point
  • Posted to Humaaans. A library to mix-and-match illustrations of people, Dec 03, 2018

    hey heads up your site is getting blocked at work for a security issue with your https cert I think.

    1 point
  • Posted to Are Breadcrumbs still a Thing in 2019?, in reply to Ryan Hicks , Nov 29, 2018

    +1 for Baymard. Check out their free reports and consider buying the full thing if it makes sense.

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  • Posted to What does success as Head of Design look like?, in reply to Felipe Delgado , Nov 28, 2018

    I detailed what that means in the three points in that section.

    (2

    Have a point of view, based on understanding of users, where the product needs to be

    Core product experience is solid. If not, its your job to advocate to fix "broken windows" before building new features.

    Explorations being done outside of perceived product direction.

    Its going to be an overlapping responsibility. Its the product after all. Design's responsibility is to advocate for user-centered decisions while still executing on business goals.

    Heres a good example: In a large company you might have many different teams working to meet their goals. They might all add in product discovery like a modal or alert or notification, etc. It all adds up to a terrible experience for the user. The head of Design needs to have that holistic picture and make the call that these need to be moderated and a system needs to be implemented.

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  • Posted to What does success as Head of Design look like?, in reply to Andrew Michael Todd , Nov 23, 2018

    And as always any book you KNOW your leadership is reading is also a good book to read as someone under that leadership. You start to understand how they see the world and what is expected of you.

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  • Posted to What does success as Head of Design look like?, in reply to Rou Mills , Nov 23, 2018

    Awesome and glad this was helpful!

    I'd love to read it when you are done!

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  • Posted to What does success as Head of Design look like?, Nov 21, 2018

    There are 3 important things to focus on:

    1. Health & growth of the team
    2. Product vision/direction
    3. Business success (in that order because the previous items contribute the next)

    (1

    • Hire a great team
    • Team skills/experience are growing
    • Happy & supported
    • Well defined/refined process
    • Design is valued & understood
    • User-centered process (Not just in the design org but Biz, PM, and Dev)

    (2

    • Have a point of view, based on understanding of users, where the product needs to be
    • Core product experience is solid. If not, its your job to advocate to fix "broken windows" before building new features.
    • Explorations being done outside of perceived product direction.

    (3

    • Success clearly defined
    • Success clearly defined for all team members
    • Success tracked with best available KPI's (and always note that these don't give the entire picture but are the best data we have to measure success)
    • In the end make sure you measure not just $ but also the stability of the company to bring in that $ in the future, ethical implications of progress.
    25 points
  • Posted to What has been your experience with WebFlow?, Nov 13, 2018

    I've been saying this for a long time now, its the most underrated design tool out there. The main reason is that its tied up with their revenue model which is hosting. But man the tool is amazing. It shows what code+visual design can do, where as you design you are building out the real thing. Sketch is no different. You are actually doing MORE work to get your idea into sketch (or similar tool) than actually building it in Webflow.

    I'd love for tools to go this route and move away from design as an artifact.

    0 points
  • Posted to Pentagram Teams Up With Justin Timberlake On His New Book, Nov 07, 2018

    Holy cow that is chocked full of great design inspiration. Makes me miss doing graphic design projects.

    2 points
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