Andrew C

Design Director Joined almost 4 years ago

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  • Posted to The UX of a $13,000,000/year email newsletter, Jan 25, 2020

    I think you guys are on to something w the format despite some haters. 16 comments on a DN article is a great point of data - how many get that nowadays? Newsletters get lost in the fray and are a dime a dozen. Clark from Invision meme here.

    The new mobile experience is nicer to read. I still prefer the web version because the visuals are just better on the big screen. But I often check DN when I’m bored so mobile is the screen of utility for that.

    Cheers

    0 points
  • Posted to Brand New review of GoDaddy's New Logo and Identity, Jan 19, 2020

    I think the consensus is the brand is pretty nice but a bit trendy, and totally misrepresents the company we know GoDaddy as: outdated scuzzy .com tactics. The registrar business is one of the few commodity games in tech.

    I love the 3D thingies but they’re so divorced from the other brand elements. The actual logo is a tangle and too close to AirBnB?

    0 points
  • Posted to Go Daddy Rebrand, Jan 15, 2020

    It feels like they raided a bunch of design trends from the last two years and blended them together. It’s actually pretty neat. Not sure it actually aligns with my experience with the dark pattern sales thirst of the actual app.

    But good work.

    10 points
  • Posted to New logo for the country of Holland, Jan 12, 2020

    Wasn’t feeling it until I saw it in application. https://www.dezeen.com/2019/11/20/netherlands-identity-nl-logo-studio-dumbar/

    The big NL communicates well and has a salience to it. The tulip form seems a bit clunky for a flower but I guess works w the sans serif.

    Tulip holland was a bad logo. Looked like a new designer discovering a grunge brush set for illustrator.

    4 points
  • Posted to Isometric City Builder, Jan 12, 2020

    Pretty cool. The city saves via the query it seems, too! https://bit.ly/37VyfQy

    4 points
  • Posted to Dribbble is literally ruining design: Video, in reply to Jared Krause , Jan 10, 2020

    Captures my thoughts on the Dribbble hate perfectly.

    2 points
  • Posted to An interesting alternative to the hamburger menu, in reply to Juan J. Ramirez , Dec 19, 2019

    But that’s how taxonomy, especially at small screens, works. A laundry list of links, whether behind a more tab, a hamburger menu, or a home screen toggle thingy, is a catch all or junk drawer pattern.

    The links are there to provide coverage to users that may incidentally need them but not a marquee place that needs persistence. Conceptually that’s fine if you’re not cutting those out. At least a more tab neatly fits the standard interaction model of a tab bar.

    Btw I think the home tab toggle is a neat idea. It’s just not really solving the underlying issue.

    2 points
  • Posted to An interesting alternative to the hamburger menu, Dec 19, 2019

    I feel like this is exactly the same as the hamburger menu only with even more ambiguous interaction design (ie a tab literally changing what it does when tapped).

    Why would a home tab bring up a list. The MORE tab crammed in the bottom right of many tab bars seems more consistent and obvious to me.

    6 points
  • Posted to After More Than 6 Years, IMDb finally gets a redesign, Dec 14, 2019

    Redesign is a bit of a stretch. Looks a little cleaner and more modern but the features, layout, and even colour scheme are identical.

    3 points
  • Posted to People with Cool Avatars, Dec 07, 2019

    I love these. One of the most disappointing trends in design to me was the prevalence of genericized human figures in illustration (for many many homepage headers).

    Avatars are more personal so they’re so full of personality. Also love seeing black and brown people represented as black and brown. Not purple or whatever ambiguous colour. Fun site!

    2 points
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