Jamie Mill

Jamie Mill

Designer at TIM Group Joined over 6 years ago

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  • Posted to Skateboard, Bike, Car: Building Products The MetaLab Way, Oct 25, 2016

    we’ve spent the past few months documenting our process. We call it Skateboard, Bike, Car. Why does it have this dumb name? Because building a product should be tangible, satisfying, and fun the whole way through.

    I'm curious why you didn't attribute this concept to the original author, which as far as I can tell is Henrik Kniberg? The language you use makes it sound very much like you came up with the idea when analysing your process.

    Otherwise, very interesting article.

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  • Posted to Show DN: Meet the new Geisha , Feb 25, 2014

    Nice work! I didn't see the previous version so I'm not familiar with this.

    Some feedback:

    The description ("what if you could browse all your favourite sites, like Dribbble, Designer News and Hacker News, all in one place?") made me assume I could see content from all these places on a single page. But when I tried it out, I could only see Dribble and DesignerNews. So I hit the "menu" icon and saw icons for other feeds, assuming I had to activate them too. But what actually happened is it replaced Dribble with Behance. For me, this doesn't live up to the expectation of being able to browse in one place if I can only see two at a time. For now, I'll continue to use the links in my bookmark bar which are just as easy as your toggling.

    I accidentally discovered that clicking a title bar cycled through the feeds. I don't think that's obvious or intuitive. It wasn't clear what was going on for me there, and I'm not sure how people would discover it. Likewise with cycling through latest and popular. I was still confused about why I couldn't get everything to display at once so my mental model was not in tune with the system.

    I think your "collapse" arrow on the left-hand is pointing the wrong way. When it points to the right I expected to expand or see more somehow, but it actually collapsed it.

    Keep up the nice work though! These feeds are all favourites of mine, so I very much like the idea.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: UX Question - Log in before or after requesting action, Feb 19, 2014

    I'd say we (designers) often specify a login box or signup form too quickly because we're so used to this omnipresent feature.

    I'd reframe the problem in terms of "what do we need to know from the user at this point?" Maybe we just need some information to store temporarily (in a cookie or something). Maybe we need a password so they can come back on a different machine and continue where they left off. Maybe it's just their email address so we can let them know when something's ready for them.

    I like the idea of progressively asking for just the information that's needed as the user is gradually on-boarded.

    However, if the user really needs to "sign up" in order to complete an action, I feel like it's a good idea to be clear up-front, rather than, for instance, asking them to type a comment and then throwing up a whole extra registration form as soon as they press 'submit'.

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