Cover-photo-2016-02-17_13_03_32__0000-501920160217-3-1kf5w6a
Dean Hayden

Dean Hayden

Independent designer Joined over 4 years ago

  • 5 stories
  • 455 comments
  • 41 upvotes
  • Posted to Design Thinking!, in reply to Kyle Y , Jun 11, 2018

    That’s some debut comment!

    I’m sure that in this cartoon the designer tried a couple of different routes all of which where considered and not just wild stabs in the dark.

    We’ll never know for sure though.

    0 points
  • Posted to UX and the Importance of Web Accessibility, Jun 03, 2018

    Funny how you’ve just upvoted and posted Toptal content and nothing else.

    0 points
  • Posted to Why You Should Never Center or Right Align Your Logo, May 10, 2018

    That word again… “should”. Gets my back up and because of this title I’m going to right align and centre align from now on just to spite you (kidding).

    Like everything, it depends.

    Be interesting to see how you would handle left aligning the NYT and WSJ logos. Because of their wide and short ratio, scaling down will have legibility issues.

    0 points
  • Posted to I'm not happy with Sketch, May 05, 2018

    To this day I still have to design long-form content within Illustrator because Sketch can’t handle multiple text styles within a text box.

    Feeling you on this.

    3 points
  • Posted to The rise in the number of Design Tools, in reply to George Brown , Apr 29, 2018

    Apple has form with professional products, I say that in a less than positive light.

    0 points
  • Posted to Never Call Yourself a UI Designer: UI is UX, in reply to Omer Balyali , Mar 23, 2018

    We could go around in circles about this…

    0 points
  • Posted to Never Call Yourself a UI Designer: UI is UX, in reply to Omer Balyali , Mar 23, 2018

    A UI Designer may not think about functional copy the same way a UX Designer would.

    A UX Designer would consider the order of content content whereas a UI Designer would think about the layout.

    A UX Designer would make typography recommendations based on usability whereas a UI Designer would consider character, tone and brand.

    A UX Designer would advise on copy length and ease of digestion whereas a UI Designer will think about visual rhythm and interest.

    I could go on but hopefully this illustrates the point.

    1 point
  • Posted to Never Call Yourself a UI Designer: UI is UX, Mar 22, 2018

    You could argue that any role is part of the user experience and as such everyone should have UX as part of their job title.

    The title UI Designer is fine, the title of UX Designer is fine. They are both roles that have clearly defined skillsets, some overlap and some don't.

    I'm also a big advocate of ignoring what I "should" or "shouldn't" do.

    2 points
  • Posted to Sketch dynamic colors library, Mar 18, 2018

    Global colours would be lovely, could also introduce tints

    3 points
Load more comments