Shawn Borsky

Shawn Borsky

Design Lead, Mobile @ Blizzard Entertainment Joined about 4 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. Shawn has invited Brian Seitel, Victoria Artz

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  • Posted to Designers weigh in: Did Snapchat succeed because of its controversial UI?, in reply to Trevor Morris , Mar 10, 2017

    I think its worth noting that sometimes this doesn't have to do with just having confidence. As a designer, the potential to get tremendously punished for "asking" a user to take a minute figure something out is a very real possibility.

    SnapChat's UI is probably a confluence of luck,timing, mistakes, good design and escalating user investment. I don't think its necessarily bad design but I also don't think we should act like making something harder to learn is genius.

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  • Posted to Featured: Flinto for Mac: The Prototyping Tool Designers Have Been Waiting For, in reply to Jay Tyagi , Apr 11, 2016

    I use Macs as well but when you work in a company that is predominantly Windows (which is fairly common), it makes it hard to use it at scale or for any real projects.

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  • Posted to Featured: Flinto for Mac: The Prototyping Tool Designers Have Been Waiting For, in reply to Michael Szczepanski , Apr 08, 2016

    Except its Mac only.

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  • Posted to Site Design: New ZocDoc brand and website, Feb 19, 2016

    Whoa. Way to make a 180 from comforting and friendly to tone-deaf and abrasive.

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  • Posted to R.I.P. Sunrise, Oct 30, 2015

    I get that people generally are disappointed when a startup they invested their support in gets acquired and moves away from the product but in this case, I don't get it. Outlook on Mobile is actually an amazing experience. I moved from Sunrise and Mailbox to Outlook awhile back and I am happier for it. I remember thinking earlier today when the app updated : "Wow, they just keep making this app better and better" I actually didn't realize it was the same team (because I loved Sunrise back in the day too) but it makes sense to hear it now and I am glad that it is them and not just "Hey a Microsoft team didn't screw this one up". When small teams create start-ups, this is often the kind of end they are aiming for. I honestly feel like people need to stop being so defeated before trying the new Outlook app.

    Its the internet, change happens fast and I think as customers this actually worked out pretty well for us this time around.

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  • Posted to R.I.P. Sunrise, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Oct 30, 2015

    I use it everyday, its actually pretty great. Also, not in my 50s.

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  • Posted to R.I.P. Sunrise, in reply to Dustin Cartwright , Oct 30, 2015

    I've actually been using the new Outlook for awhile already and the update just makes it better. Doesn't suck. They got a good exit, I assume steady jobs and have and are still shipping a great product that does just about everything Sunrise did just as well, I'd say even better in some cases due to the great e-mail integration.

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  • Posted to Guardian Reader’s take on Google’s new logo., Sep 09, 2015

    So, can you design a better logo? The answer appears to be no.

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  • Posted to Flinto for Mac, in reply to Ix Techau , Aug 27, 2015

    Just because I make decisions based on the customers I design for doesn't mean that I don't have fun designing it. I enjoy making things that people can use and that often means that I need to put it on the platform they have which for a lot of people who deserve good experiences, not iOS.

    Its more of a point for me because there are SO many tools that aim to improve iOS prototyping but almost none for Android.

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  • Posted to Flinto for Mac, in reply to Nathan Manousos , Aug 27, 2015

    Seriously, no disrespect. I was actually a Flinto web subscriber before and I really like what you have done so far. But for me to invest in paying for, learning and ultimately dedicating my team to use a product, it has to support 50% of our user-base among other things.

    I figured, from a business perspective, that you would want to know why I am not going to be using your product. ( read: paying for) .

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