brian sheridan

Ireland Researcher Joined almost 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Why desktop apps refuse to die, Dec 06, 2018

    One of the best articles I have read on the whole desktop v web app discussion. Very clear and makes a lot of sense.

    2 points
  • Posted to Is prototyping coming back to primary design tools?, Nov 05, 2018

    It kinda depends on what you mean by prototyping. Ultimately, Sketch and Photoshop are without doubt the best design tools. But, they have limitations when it comes to prototyping. That's why so many of the prototyping tools work with Sketch and have gone to so much trouble to develop Sketch integrations. There are also new tools coming online all the time which suggests that there is still room in there for a tool that has great design features but which also allows you to prototype and even handoff to developers. But, on top of that, tools that allow developers and designers to talk to each other are always going to make a splash as they are usable by more than just designers and developers. So, in the startup world that is a big plus. Also you have tools like Fluid UI, Zeplin and Figma which make it very easy to comment and give feedback on designs.

    -1 points
  • Posted to What is your favorite prototyping tool?, in reply to Shivala Tilak , Nov 05, 2018

    Thanks! Fluid UI is a great tool.

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  • Posted to What is your favorite prototyping tool?, in reply to Jonathan Yap , Nov 05, 2018

    None at all ;-)

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  • Posted to What is your favorite prototyping tool?, in reply to Fernando Lins , Nov 01, 2018

    I don't think this answer will ever be wrong. Any design sprint, where you have a problem that you are trying to solve will or at least should always start with a pencil and paper. Any tool then is just a way of communicating the ideas that are generated. Also, being able to communicate with senior management who might not care too much about the process of how you got to a solution but just want to see the solution might not be so impressed unless they can see a high fidelity prototype. Similarly, clients want to be wowed and this is another aspect which has to be take into consideration if you spend your time trying to win over clients and build up an agency or if you are a freelancer! But, having said all of that, thanks for the answer.

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  • Posted to What is your favorite prototyping tool?, in reply to Hideyuki M , Nov 01, 2018

    Have never tried that plugin. I will definitely have a look at it. Thanks!

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  • Posted to What is your favorite prototyping tool?, in reply to James Young , Nov 01, 2018

    Axure really should be on any list of tools as it is still such a much used tool by so many teams. It is especially common to see larger teams working with Axure. It is reliable. One of the major problems which faces not only Axure but most every tool is that it is very difficult to do end to end ideation to handoff with just one tool. That is also why so many tools integrate with Sketch or Adobe and because both of those are so good it is not so easy a choice to move to another tool. But, then again, there are so many tools because different people, different projects, different teams just have so many different requirements.

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  • Posted to What is your favorite prototyping tool?, in reply to Nelson Abalos Jr , Nov 01, 2018

    We are all biased :-) What do you think are the best features of webflow?

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  • Posted to What is your favorite prototyping tool?, in reply to Chris Johnston , Nov 01, 2018

    Do you use illustrator as well for the initial design?

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  • Posted to What is your favorite prototyping tool?, in reply to Fredo Tan , Nov 01, 2018

    Thanks, I'll have a look at that. Think I might have seen it already but thanks anyway.

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