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David Thorn

David Thorn

UI Joined about 2 years ago

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  • Posted to Arby's made a font, so..., May 17, 2018

    Sauce vs. Cereal.

    4 points
  • Posted to Designers, how do you feel about the use of emojis as parts of the UI?, in reply to Corin Edwards , May 15, 2018

    Absolutely true.

    I think the point I was making poorly was that I use emojis in context of a personal relationship, with friends, coworkers, family, etc. Typically it is to humanize the message, not as a technique to try to convince someone that I'm very fun and relatable as in many websites or platforms that don't have that 1:1 human contact.

    1 point
  • Posted to Figma launches DesignSystems.com, in reply to Carmel DeAmicis , May 14, 2018

    I think I was just confused about the purpose of the site and expected something else.

    0 points
  • Posted to Figma launches DesignSystems.com, May 14, 2018

    What are plans for future content types?

    0 points
  • Posted to Designers, how do you feel about the use of emojis as parts of the UI?, May 14, 2018

    In a lot of cases it reads like "How do you do, fellow kids?" to me. Or a little HAL 9000.

    The point of emojis is to convey emotion, and while they work on websites the same, 99% of the time I'm interacting with emojis is in the context of talking to a real person. When confronted with them on the web it just feels forced to me. I don't mind them, but they always just seem like a copout. Keep in mind my web use often has me on business sites that are inherently impersonal.

    2 points
  • Posted to How Dropbox is making their rebranding work, May 08, 2018

    I wonder how much changing the wording on the call to actions made a difference compared to changing the styles around. 'Get Started', 'Purchase Now', and 'Try for free' are all very different.

    Also the plan types went from 1 for personal use and 3 for teams, to 3 for personal (and can't see the tab for teams), to finally 2 for personal and 2 for teams.

    I think those changes are also pretty telling and I bet a big reason for the metrics swings if I'm just going off the article and the screenshot comparisons.

    8 points
  • Posted to Scrumpy – A simple, beautiful and agile project management software, in reply to Ryan Hicks , Apr 26, 2018

    Just because you think it happened doesn't mean that it did.

    What exactly are you having an issue with between the two?

    0 points
  • Posted to Scrumpy – A simple, beautiful and agile project management software, in reply to Ryan Hicks , Apr 25, 2018

    It's a chunky cursive logotype with an underline, and they share one letter. I wouldn't be sweating too much over it.

    15 points
  • Posted to Button's shouldn't have a hand cursor (part 2), in reply to Joshua Turner , Apr 13, 2018

    Guilty. I try to avoid this nowadays.

    0 points
  • Posted to Button's shouldn't have a hand cursor (part 2), Apr 13, 2018

    Just like language, the web evolves over time. Whether something is proper or not, it can still be aight.

    6 points
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