Nour Malaeb

Nour Malaeb

Industrial and UX design Joined over 7 years ago

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What to learn? , Feb 12, 2016

    I'm a big fan of Processing and it's been on my to-learn list for a while. While it's not immediately useful for day-to-day interaction design, I imagine it's a fun way to get into programming and will probably be useful if the future of interaction design and VR intersect (and they most likely will).

    Plus, then you'll be able to make fun animated gifs like these.

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  • Posted to Made By Many Design Research Guide, Sep 02, 2015

    Simple, to the point, useful, with good examples. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Posted to Designer News on a map?, Jul 14, 2015

    Where are all my Lebanese designers at?

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  • Posted to Ask DN: How does a design convey premium positioning?, Jul 09, 2015

    Adding to what has already been said:

    • Consistency: high-end brands are consistent, consistent, consistent. Everything matches; everything uses the same colour (Hermès orange), has the same pattern (Louis Vuitton), or is sold in the same packaging (Chanel No5). This consistency communicates heritage and longevity. Luxury products aren't created overnight, but are the result of cumulative years of craft, precision, and experience.

    • Understated confidence: like Bevan said, luxury brands don't sell hard because they don't need to. Their reputation and cultural weight means that the products sell themselves. A confident, understated presentation of the product without over-explaining is are an example of this restraint.

    • Ignoring trends: basically as a result of consistency and understated confidence, luxury brands don't change their image or approach with the latest trends. This makes them sometimes seem out of touch, but also means they stand out from the crowd.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What are your go to websites? , in reply to Chris Hunter , Jul 06, 2015

    Keep up the great quality of content and writing! Every time I start to feel that the bike scene is getting stale, you feature something completely unexpected and inspiring.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What are your go to websites? , Jul 05, 2015

    Besides Designer News?

    I try to keep it to sites that update just a few times a day at most. That way it's less of a time suck, and I don't get FOMO from not reading everything.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Tech neighbourhoods of LA, in reply to Samantha S , Jun 11, 2015

    No idea dude, I moved from LA last October. But who needs Shake Shack when you've got In-n-Out?

    (Let the burger wars begin!)

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Tech neighbourhoods of LA, Jun 11, 2015

    Santa Monica and Venice Beach are dubbed "Silicon Beach" in reference to the number of tech companies and startups based around there. Try to get passes at some of the coworking spaces (Cross Campus in Santa Monica, WeWork in various locations, etc) and you'll be sure to meet some interesting folks.

    Have fun in LA! Eat a Father's Office burger (if you like burgers).

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What tumblr blogs do you follow for visual inspiration?, Jun 07, 2015

    I like Ben Pieratt's inspiration tumblr: http://gimmickbook.com/

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  • Posted to ASK DN: Why are apple products (especially laptops and desktop) so prevalent in the design industry? Designers, why do you prefer a Mac?, in reply to Alson Kaw , Mar 09, 2015

    Yikes! Sounds like a string of bad luck. Most people I know who use Macs have stories which are more like mine. Apple Care is definitely nice to have.

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