Joshua Hughes

Joshua Hughes

Interface Designer Joined over 4 years ago via an invitation from Jack B. Joshua has invited Josh H

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  • 26 upvotes
  • Posted to How WeTransfer fosters a culture of sharing, Jun 27, 2017

    DN has some very clear guidelines around advertorial-style content. Are the votes on these Wake posts actually legit?


    From https://www.designernews.co/about#guidelines (see "Unwelcome Stories")

    We realize there is a bit of gray area regarding both appropriate and beneficial content. The following types of stories are frowned upon, and subject to moderation:

    • Anything overly advertorial in nature

    • Excessive self-promotion, including posting to the same URL multiple times in a given timeframe or exclusively to the same domain

    0 points
  • Posted to Things 3.0, in reply to Javier-Simon Cuello , May 19, 2017

    I've been enjoying ticktick.com for the last few months. Slick, minimal, and free!

    0 points
  • Posted to Exercises we use to interview designers at WeWork, in reply to John P , May 19, 2017

    Rather than angrily dismissing this, how about clarifying your comment by constructively suggesting a better alternative?

    As a senior member of a product design team part of my job is to help evaluate new candidates and understand whether or not they will truly bring benefit to the team. I see plenty of polished CVs and portfolios that make candidates seem great on paper, but in real life they're often quite different.

    One issue with relying solely on a traditional interview is that it's a weird environment to get to know someone. Clearly getting to know a person is a vital part of knowing if they're a good hire. Involving the candidate in more relaxed, informal discussions around a design problem can help everyone to relax and people's true personalities begin to shine through.

    Also, I see plenty of candidates who talk well in an interview setting, but when presented with a design problem it becomes obvious that their interview comments are based on theory - not experience.

    Surely it's much fairer to gain this deeper understanding of a candidate before offering them a position rather than hiring and only discovering the gaps in their knowledge when it's too late? In many product teams the designers are given huge amounts of responsibility and it seems only prudent to ensure that new hires are able to cope with that.

    3 points
  • Posted to Github "dark mode" header, in reply to Duncan Graham , Feb 11, 2017

    Nope

    22 points
  • Posted to Here's how I would redesign Twitter, in reply to Ryan Murphy , Jan 30, 2017

    The left- or right-leaning nazis?

    1 point
  • Posted to Apple switches completely to San Francisco on their entire website, in reply to Nice Shoes , Jan 27, 2017

    http://daringfireball.net/preferences

    0 points
  • Posted to How does the new US government affect our field of design? , in reply to Oz Chen , Nov 25, 2016

    It's called humour.

    0 points
  • Posted to Designed by Apple in California chronicles 20 years of Apple design, Nov 15, 2016

    Starts at $199 (US) in small (10.20” x 12.75”)


    Starts at $299 (US) in large (13” x 16.25”)


    Crazy money.

    15 points
  • Posted to I'm a self taught designer & developer and this is my first app. , Nov 09, 2016

    Love the concept of this, but holy crap... seeing a countdown on what's left of your life is pretty sobering. (Screenshot)

    1 point
  • Posted to Khoi Vinh interviews Eli Schiff, in reply to Aubrey Johnson , Oct 25, 2016

    To be honest though, this isn't just a design industry problem. Society as a whole seems to have developed an unhealthy jumpiness to any form of strongly opinionated criticism.

    Parents are frowned on if they say "no" to their toddlers too often and get accused of heavy-handedness. University students are mollycoddled and given 'safe-spaces' to run to when confronted with ideas that oppose their own and therefore offend them. And as adults we tend to accuse each other of intolerance or bigotry at the first hint of someone veering away from the status quo. As long as we have such thin skins, strongly-worded opinions like Eli's will always be unpalatable.

    We need to get comfortable with questioning the status quo again, even if it makes us uncomfortable, because it's by questioning that we grow.

    9 points
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