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Vicky Teinaki

Vicky Teinaki

Joined almost 7 years ago via an invitation from Kristy T. Vicky has invited Graham M, Jamie Curle

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  • Posted to Thoughts From An Ex-Graphic Designer, Apr 15, 2013

    Yes … and no. (first of all, he's saying ex-print designer. I thought this was going to be a piece about someone leaving the industry entirely!) While there are a lot of inferiority complex inducing young people running companies in the interactive design world, there have also been people doing it for year. There are some rules, even if they do become broken (look at http://alistapart.com, which has been going for over a decade, for some of the rules of this). So, come on over by all means, but please remember that the rules are different. Many an interaction designer (and developer) has inwardly screamed at a print designer who has attempted to make the web look like print.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Need a Rookie Designer?, Apr 14, 2013

    This is the type of thing that's worth having as a blog post as well (speaking of which, please put some form of interaction on your blog posts if you ask for feedback even if it's just via twitter, here or HN, asking people to email you suggestions for things is a little odd).

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  • Posted to The Death of The Boring Blog Post, Apr 14, 2013

    I wondered why this old piece was cropping up in my twitter feed…. The movement is back to clear writing. The clearest example of it is Jason Santa Maria, who moved back from art directed layouts to cleaner ones in 2011: "The custom designed articles I was posting (and that I loved to post) were keeping me from writing more regularly. It had nothing to do with the time involved to design those article, I usually kept things simple and got to be pretty fast at it, but more the presentation that bugged me. In order to post something, I felt it couldn’t be short or just a quip on a topic, it had to be substantial. I fell into a design trap I unknowingly set for myself." See his artlcle http://jasonsantamaria.com/articles/five-and-ten for more on this. Of course, the main thing that's emerged since 2009 is a plethora of device sizes. Having to think through all of those formats is probably possible, but certainly a hell of a lot of set up for just a set of blog posts.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: design semester abroad, in reply to Samihah A , Apr 14, 2013

    RCA are post-grad only though (and thus not really in the exchange system).

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Do you still use social share buttons? Why?, Apr 14, 2013

    There is a heavy movement against them, e.g. from Oliver Reichenstein aka @iA http://informationarchitects.net/blog/sweep-the-sleaze/. It can also backfire if your articles aren't shared much as it suggests no on is interested. That said, I just put share buttons on a one-page site and they've worked well as suggesting interest in it.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Opinions on URL's without vowels?, in reply to Chris Peterson , Apr 14, 2013

    Do you have a middle name that you can use? Or chrispetersondesign.com (though I suspect the other designer may have taken it)? I personally hate vowelless URLs as it's hard to parse. However, it might depend on how strong your social media presence is. If you're known online as chrsptrsn then you might get away with it.

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