Jared Krause

Jared Krause

Kansas City, MO Director of Product & Design @ Homebase.ai Joined over 5 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • Posted to We need to calm our technology down, Jun 19, 2019

    Annnnnd I'm still interrupted by an email newsletter popup while reading this article

    9 points
  • Posted to How i Designed App in 2 days. , May 31, 2019

    Was the 2 day limit just something used to challenge yourself, or did a client actually need a design within 2 days?

    I've produced some of my best work while designing at 24 hour hackathons. These types of limitations are fun and motivating, but you could be making some poor UX and development assumptions without proper testing and research.

    0 points
  • Posted to Mercury OS Concept, May 30, 2019

    Pros: This is absolutely beautiful. Seems like a lot of thought went into this UI.

    Cons: My interpretation of this concept is like hiding an entire OS behind a hamburger menu or chat bot. Discoverability would be far worse. Users don't know what they can do without seeing it.

    Relying on "intent" is dangerous and puts more mental strain on your users.

    Surprised that this is so desktop/tablet focused rather than mobile, which is the future.

    7 points
  • Posted to Why do you think this community has died?, May 22, 2019

    Most independent forum communities are dying.

    The rise of mobile is a huge cause. I only check DN on my laptop and I'm only on my laptop if I'm working.

    Other mediums have have taken the place of "where I get my news" + "where I have a conversation". I check Reddit, Twitter, etc. much more than I ever check DN. It makes sense.

    Responding to a post or tweet that's over a couple days old feels "late" now. Lengthy conversation just takes more time and commitment. Short zingers and memes are entertaining and effortless.

    Reddit is hard to have an actual conversation. Twitter is all over the place. Slack/Discord communities are hard to keep up with. Not sure what the next evolution of online conversation is.

    4 points
  • Posted to New Sears Logo, in reply to Alex Marin , May 16, 2019

    Everything is copied

    0 points
  • Posted to Portfolio Decks: Yay or Nay?, in reply to Andrew C , Apr 02, 2019

    I worked at a large agency for a couple years and it was very common (and encouraged) to present everything, even personal portfolios for internal promotions, in Keynote format. Just a different mindset, whatever works.

    0 points
  • Posted to Amazon's App Pattern That Take Advantage of Unused Real Estate, Apr 01, 2019

    It other words, a carousel behind a hamburger menu, thus creating the worst UX pattern of all time

    2 points
  • Posted to Portfolio Decks: Yay or Nay?, in reply to Fred Zaw , Apr 01, 2019

    Website / Blog

    0 points
  • Posted to Saw this nifty little loading animation - How was this made? , Feb 22, 2019

    Visually = fun

    Functionally = I scrolled down well before the animation finished

    2 points
  • Posted to Can I write “Creative Director” on a student résumé / CV?, Feb 08, 2019

    As long as you explain the position, go for it.

    Calling yourself a "Creative Director" instead of "Lead Designer" could open the path for many other (better) job opportunities in the future. Don't limit yourself with a title. People saying no are just gatekeeping.

    This is also the problem with titles

    -1 points
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