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Jim Nielsen

Jim Nielsen

Donuts Joined about 4 years ago

  • 13 stories
  • 103 comments
  • 91 upvotes
  • Posted to What are the best non-design books that designers should read?, Nov 19, 2016

    Any of the great works of literature would be a starting point. Why? For one, a large part of design is about empathy:

    Researchers at The New School in New York City have found evidence that literary fiction improves a reader’s capacity to understand what others are thinking and feeling

    Source

    0 points
  • Posted to Appbot Pricing Page, Aug 10, 2016

    I really liked those hover interactions as you move up in plans that denote "previously plan +" and "previous plan + previous plan +". That was novel to me and thought it worked really well!

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Best Headphones to Buy, in reply to Saul Sutcher , Dec 04, 2015

    I have these too and love them.

    1 point
  • Posted to Dropbox has abandoned Mailbox, Dec 04, 2015

    On the bright side, you got an extra 1GB for free if you linked Mailbox with Dropbox.

    Dropbox App Screenshot

    0 points
  • Posted to Featured: Introducing Peel Glass Screen Protector, Precision Cut to Contour the Surface of your iPhone., in reply to Alexis Creuzot , Nov 25, 2015

    I've had a similar experience. I ordered mine over a month ago and, despite promises otherwise, I still haven't received it (it hasn't even shipped as of writing this). In addition, contacting anyone at the company has been difficult at best. Very unpleasant experience thus far for me.

    1 point
  • Posted to Featured: Peel iPhone case - Ultra thin. Branding free. Almost invisible., in reply to Sean McEmerson , Nov 09, 2015

    Ugh. Same issue here. Ordered mine probably two and a half weeks ago. Hasn't shipped. No one at the company will contact me to give me any update. Getting really frustrated.

    0 points
  • Posted to Featured: Peel iPhone case - Ultra thin. Branding free. Almost invisible., Nov 03, 2015

    FYI: I bought one of these probably 15 days ago or more and it still hasn't shipped. I had it to sent to the address I would be at for the next 7 days, but it never even shipped. Then I tried contacting the company. After 4 emails and a tweet, I finally got a hold of someone who helped change my shipping address to where I live. I was told it would ship by end of last week, but it still hasn't.

    So, just FYI, they appear to be struggling keeping up with demand. So if you get one, you'll likely need to have a little patience. At least that's been my experience.

    4 points
  • Posted to AMA: Jean-Marc Denis, Designer at Google (Formerly at Sparrow), Oct 21, 2015
    1. You're at home and plan on ordering in for the night, what do you order?
    2. Do you have tickets to Star Wars VII yet?
    3. I come to DN when I'm trying to procrastinate. Are you procrastinating right now?

    Love your work, Sparrow the most.

    1 point
  • Posted to N1 — The extensible, open source mail client., Oct 05, 2015

    Docs say this mail client does not connect directly via IMAP & SMTP:

    One of the key reasons we were able to develop this app quickly was that it uses the Nylas Platform APIs, powered by our open source sync engine. This moves the complexity of mailsync to the server infrastructure.

    So if you're concerned about your emails going through a 3rd party cloud, better pass on this one.

    7 points
  • Posted to Site Design: CSS Tricks, Sep 29, 2015

    It feels like we're judging designs not on what they enable us to do but rather on their mere aesthetics alone–their novelty, style, trendiness, etc. We like a site redesign because it's new, it's cool, it's fresh, not because it more fully makes information accessible to us and expands the enriches the ground for our growing experiences.

    It's like we've become mere consumers of design, when we all know design is so much more than how it looks.

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