Daniel Pape

Daniel Pape

London Product Designer Joined over 1 year ago

  • 16 stories
  • 28 comments
  • 15 upvotes
  • Posted to DN Dark Mode, Jan 03, 2018

    Where do I pay my $8?

    39 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Classic Films Titles That Still Inspire Today., Oct 18, 2017

    I'm a big Stanley Kubrick fan, especially from a visual design point of view. Here's a few of my favourites:

    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    Clockwork Orange (1971)

    The Shining (1980)

    3 points
  • Posted to ASK DN: How you design a magazine cover-page layout?, Oct 16, 2017

    If you're looking at how machine learning can improve magazine cover design, would it be a good idea to go hang out near a magazine rack for an hour and make a note of which magazines were picked off the shelf and the layouts they use? You can then use that data to optimise the cover design.

    You could even take some existing covers and redesign them yourself, then print them out and put them onto the shelf and make a note of which variant is picked off the shelf, as a multivariant test. You can then use this learning to optimise your algorithm. Tim Ferriss did this for his book The 4 Hour Work Week, he printed off different covers and put them on the shelves of books shops and observed which covers were picked the most.

    5 points
  • Posted to What music do you listen to focus?, Oct 16, 2017

    Currently I listen to a huge playlist of Beatles music. Since I know all of the songs so well I'm not distracted by the music but it's nice to focus on the lyrics when I need to.

    1 point
  • Posted to What are the best courses/workshops on design in the UK?, Oct 12, 2017

    Experience Haus have recently started their UX courses in London, ran by Amit Patel who previously did the UX courses at General Assembly.

    I personally did the 1 week immersive course earlier this year with Amit while he was at General Assembly and can highly recommend it as an incredibly valuable starting point. It can't teach you everything but it gives you a vast overview of the whole UX process and equips you to focus on the parts that are relevant to you. I also found that meeting other designers is hugely valuable and still keep in touch with a few people who were on the course.

    If you want to hear more of my experience feel free to tweet me @danielpape

    Experience Haus website

    General Assembly UX course Website

    0 points
  • Posted to Dribbble is dying. Whats next? , Oct 10, 2017

    Maybe it's that UX and UI design has had "no fresh works or ideas for a long-long-long time", not the platform that people are sharing them on.

    0 points
  • Posted to I've just launched my Personal Website (richardsison.com), in reply to Richard Sison , Sep 26, 2017

    That's a really good approach and it shows in the final product. Back to the drawing board for me :-)

    0 points
  • Posted to I've just launched my Personal Website (richardsison.com), Sep 26, 2017

    I'm a big fan of this design, I think you have a good skill for brevity in both design and copy which is something I could learn from.

    Can you talk more about your process for deciding what is displayed on the page and how it is presented?

    1 point
  • Posted to Avsc : Free Colorful Mobile UI Kit , Sep 11, 2017

    Not exactly what I was expecting from a UI kit described as 'colorful'...

    2 points
  • Posted to Using Medium for Your Personal Brand or Portfolio, Aug 25, 2017

    While I expected to be completely unsold on the idea, the end product is actually quite nice despite having some compromises (Having Medium's logo beside the designer's logo being a huge one) .

    The main thing that is stopping me from using Medium is that I'd expect a designer to design their own site. I wouldn't be happy with what it said about me as a designer if I'm ok with making those compromises when I have so many better options to work with.

    0 points
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