Sam Solomon

Sam Solomon

Atlanta, GA Host of DN FM, Product Designer Joined about 4 years ago via an invitation from Paul @. Sam has invited Joe Villanueva, Enrique Gonzalez, Henry Bayuzick, Kevin Martin, Chris Rowe and 6 others

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  • Posted to The Frontend Designer according to Brad Frost, Feb 20, 2017

    Tangent ahead...

    Brad is a smart guy, but I disagree with a lot of his rhetoric about designing in the browser. Every time I've tried designing things in the browser, I end up with dull concepts.

    I think this is because when you start designing in the browser there is much more friction to getting your ideas out.

    It's much faster to iterate in Sketch—just duplicate the art board. Best of all, if you don't like the direction you're headed in, the original is right there. Go in another direction!

    3 points
  • Posted to IDEO - The Circular Design Guide, Feb 20, 2017

    Proxima Nova—what a missed opportunity to use Circular.

    After looking through this site, I'm still not entirely sure what these new circular business models are supposed to look like. It feels very high-level.

    I will say the mentioned Phillips lighting case study is pretty interesting. https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/case-studies/selling-light-as-a-service

    5 points
  • Posted to Frank Chimero , Feb 19, 2017

    Frank's new site has almost none of his old blog posts. Perhaps, he's in the process of moving them over?

    0 points
  • Posted to Yonderday Content Design Boutique, Feb 18, 2017

    Well that was unexpected.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Feb 17, 2017

    I have to mention one of my favorite websites. The Harvard Law Review. http://harvardlawreview.org/

    Tens of thousands of articles and entries, not one image.

    0 points
  • Posted to Apple Music: Planet of the Apps, Feb 15, 2017

    I genuinely have a difficult time believing an executive in Apple's brand/marketing department signed off on this. It's not April Fool's Day yet, right?

    • Blatant knock-off of Shark Tank
    • Terrible punny name based on a terrible movie
    • The cheesiness in this show couldn't be more off-brand
    • There's been tons of posts about independent developers going out of business
    2 points
  • Posted to Trying to remember name of a SAAS Product - please help, Feb 13, 2017

    I belive the application that you're looking for is Notion. https://www.notion.so/

    If not, it's one of the most impressive pieces of interaction design work I've seen. It certainly should provide you some inspiration!

    0 points
  • Posted to In-house Designer vs Freelance Designer vs Agency, Feb 13, 2017

    This posted is geared towards startups looking for a designer. As someone who's worked in an agency, as a freelancer and in-house, I have a few additional recommendations:

    I would recommend avoiding agencies. If you do hire an agency, make sure you work directly with a designer. At larger agencies there is a huge amount of wasted time. There is a constant game of telephone between account executives, producers and the designers themselves.

    Does design need to be a core competency of your business? If so, you should consider hiring someone full-time. For example, if you're selling enterprise software, that money is better spent on a freelancer and hiring another salesperson.

    Hiring the wrong person full-time can be devastating to small businesses. Freelance-to-hire can be a good move in this case. Do a one month contract and decide, if it's a good fit.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: What's your favorite paragraph typeface?, in reply to Jimmy Ofisia , Feb 13, 2017

    Wow, never seen the Alegreya family before. It's fantastic!

    0 points
  • Posted to McMansion Hell - Architectural Design Flaws..., in reply to Jan Semler , Feb 10, 2017

    I see you didn't make it to the Canada edition. http://www.mcmansionhell.com/post/156553212876/worst-of-mcmansions-canada-edition

    1 point
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