Davey Holler

Davey Holler

Newport Beach, CA Sr. Product Designer @ Elastic Joined almost 2 years ago

  • 2 stories
  • 25 comments
  • 14 upvotes
  • Posted to DN needs a captcha on the comments section?, in reply to Brandon Zell , Oct 11, 2018

    I'd be willing to pay $1/mo for a service like DN. That'd be way better than a captcha on every comment.

    -9 points
  • Posted to What are the top known Tech/Design companies that hire complete remote working designers?, in reply to juhi sodani , Oct 09, 2018

    Ha! That's fantastic!! Sounds like I'll see you in Slack in a few weeks =)

    1 point
  • Posted to What are the top known Tech/Design companies that hire complete remote working designers?, in reply to Pedro Pinto , Oct 08, 2018

    Thanks! It was honestly amazing — long, but amazing. The craziest part was I didn't shake a single hand — met no one "in person." The culture there is so solid that I feel more connected with the folks I've met over Zoom than I have with many of the people I work with IRL on a daily basis.

    0 points
  • Posted to What are the top known Tech/Design companies that hire complete remote working designers?, Oct 08, 2018

    I just got hired at Elastic. Almost entirely remote. Over 1,000 employees, just IPO'd last Friday.

    1 point
  • Posted to I made a simple productivity time tracking app for mac, designed for freelancers and designers, Oct 03, 2018

    This is great. I just bought it! One thing I'd recommend is improving the contrast. The fresh minty green is a real challenge on the white background.

    2 points
  • Posted to When hiring designers, do you give a design test as part of the interview process? If so, what's the test?, in reply to James Spahr , Sep 10, 2018

    This is exactly what I've been doing for the last few years with candidates. I've got a positioning document written up for an alarm clock app. I'm also less concerned with their ability to push pixels and much more interested in their process and thought process. And I'm not gonna lie, I tend to enjoy the ones that think outside the box and get a little goofy with it.

    Keeping it out of the company's domain is critical. I also stress that this shouldn't take more than an hour or two.


    Alarmy Positioning Document

    Product Name: Alarmy™

    Persona & Market Segment: Sleepy young men and women

    Problem

    There’s a problem in the world today. Sleepy people tend to hit snooze too often and miss out on the wonders of the morning.

    Ideal Solution

    The ideal solution would keep people from wanting to hit the snooze button in the morning.

    Positioning Statement

    Increase people’s productivity by helping them wake up on time and on the right side of the bed.

    Personas

    Ashley Otwell

    Ashley is a 26 year old iOS developer from Salem, Oregon. She studied business in school, but during a school project discovered that she really enjoyed programming. Ashley is self taught and highly motivated to continue excelling in her career. She’s frequently describes herself as “not a morning person.” However, at Global App Company, where Ashley currently works, they have a pretty strict start time. She needs help waking up on time in the morning and being in a positive mood.

    Benjamin Bride

    Ben is a 33 year old leather worker. He runs his own online store called Benbride Goods. He lives in Truckee, California. When he’s not hand crafting products he’s most likely fishing in Lake Tahoe. The only time Ben is a morning person is when he’s going fishing and needs to beat the sun. Ben really wishes that he had it in him to get an earlier start to the day.

    2 points
  • Posted to UX Design should evolve to HX Design, in reply to Marian Voicu , Aug 20, 2018

    The "user" is exactly who design is for. The only reason we design anything is for the people that end up using the product. The thing that makes the term "User Experience" confusing is that it's been used incorrectly for far too long. The challenge shouldn't be to come up with new names, but rather spend the energy explaining the wholistic concepts of "User Experience" to your colleagues and stakeholders. UX is not something that is done by a single individual in a single department in a single application.

    I echo the sentiment of the others here. We are designers. It's our job to design solutions to problems our "users" have. We aren't designing experiences. The experience belongs to the user.

    Like @Nelson Taruc says, call yourself whatever you want, but at the end of the day, you're just a designer.

    5 points
  • Posted to Apple updates MacBook Pro with faster performance and new features for pros, in reply to Paul L , Jul 19, 2018

    Returned it successfully. That was way easier than I expected. Apple for the win.

    1 point
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