Tobias Bernard

Tobias Bernard

Designer Joined about 7 years ago

  • 12 stories
  • Posted to Motion with Meaning: Semantic Animation in Interface Design, in reply to Taron Ghazaryan , Jan 19, 2016

    Co-author here.

    YES! Totally agree, gestures and interaction are incredibly important for making an interface behave in a semantic, predictable way. We didn't want to pack too much into one article, but we are very interested in that aspect of semantic animation, especially since there are a lot of bad examples of this out there (hello cards that rotate when I simply swipe them horizontally). It's great to hear that you are thinking along the same lines.

    2 points
  • Posted to Converting Markdown to nicely designed, printable PDFs, in reply to Ryan Boye , Apr 27, 2015

    Thanks, I didn't know about this!

    I just looked through the docs really quick and I didn't see anything about special syntax for page-related stuff (force new page etc.), which makes it impractical for many use cases.

    Are you using this? How do you handle those things?

    1 point
  • Posted to Converting Markdown to nicely designed, printable PDFs, Apr 27, 2015

    I really want something like this, but definitely not as a proprietary GUI app.

    Ideally it would be a node module/ruby gem, basically like live-server but for PDFs. Kind of crazy that this doesn't exist yet, now that I think about it.

    1 point
  • Posted to Fall of the Designer Part II: Pixel Pushers, in reply to Eli Schiff , Apr 14, 2015

    I suppose so, because it is a very broad definition, but are you seriously implying that what we generally classify as visual design is the same as what Tufte means by information design?

    Victor's point in Magic Ink is about interactivity vs. no interactivity. It has nothing to do with this discussion IMO.

    1 point
  • Posted to Fall of the Designer Part II: Pixel Pushers, in reply to Eli Schiff , Apr 14, 2015

    Some of these might be cherry picking, but the missing context changes the meaning of that first Bret Victor quote completely. Magic Ink has an entire section explaining what Victor means by graphic design and industrial design in the context of his essay:

    "Graphic design is the art of conveying a message on a two-dimensional surface. This is a broad field, because people have such a variety of messages to convey—identity, social status, emotion, persuasion, and so on. Most relevant to software is a branch that Edward Tufte calls information design—the use of pictures to express knowledge of interest to the reader."

    Which is to say, he doesn't really talk about visual design at all when he uses the term "graphic design" later on. So what that quote actually means is:

    "The design of information software should be approached initially and primarily as a information design project"

    Therefore, the point about him "changing his opinion" doesn't make any sense.

    7 points
  • Posted to Let's see your website/portfolio., Feb 05, 2015

    One of my goals when designing and building it was to let the content stand by itself and stay very close to unstyled HTML in terms of layout and structure. Like everyone else here I rarely find the time to add new projects to it :/

    Source code

    Hope this is helpful to you.

    0 points
  • Posted to When did you start designing?, Dec 28, 2014

    I started when I was about 15 (I'm 21 now), though I didn't really realize that what I was doing was graphic design until a few years later. I think the most important advice I'd give to my younger self is to start reading books and studying design history as early as possible.

    I fully realize how lame that must sound. I must be getting old lol

    0 points
  • Posted to Raw - the missing link between spreadsheets and vector graphics, Oct 11, 2014

    Meh. It's kind of cool, but I expected something more flexible, like Bret Victor's Dynamic Visualization experiments

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Why use static site generators?, Apr 17, 2014

    git push origin gh-pages

    'nuff said.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What does your dock look like?, in reply to Joe Barber , Mar 30, 2014

    The perspective?? The line should be more or less vertical in this case, but instead it's more or less the same angle as the right edge, even though it's really close to the left edge.

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