Philip A

Designer Joined about 3 years ago

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  • Posted to how to introduce yourself as ux designer, Dec 06, 2019

    I start off with saying I'm a "web designer" because it's broad. If I'm speaking to someone who is in tech I'll say UI designer or product designer because they know what it means. Audience matters :)

    2 points
  • Posted to Everyone uses CSS frameworks, Oct 29, 2019

    Makes sense. Using (ideally small/performant) frameworks that do one thing well is a great idea. That's why I like using Tachyons :)

    1 point
  • Posted to Motion Icons - Free animated SVG icons, Oct 25, 2019

    I did a complete redesign of Motion Icons, putting a big focus on search. Keen to hear your thoughts and feedback!

    0 points
  • Posted to Is 'Mid'-Boarding a Thing?, Aug 06, 2019

    If "Onboarding" is being defined as helping a user learn about how to use your product and make them feel comfortable with the product, then "onboarding" should never stop.

    9 points
  • Posted to Interested to know people's thoughts to this Product Design question..., Jul 30, 2019

    Making "timeless" design decisions that last half a decade are really really hard. I'm 2.5 years into my current role and I'm structuring my design decisions around long term value so we'll see how it goes :)

    0 points
  • Posted to Any designers selling UI Kits? , in reply to Dan G , Jul 19, 2019

    The people who buy UI kits realise that they can shortcut some of their work (not all of it) by handing over a bit of cash. I haven't purchased a UI kit (yet) but I certainly have purchased resources (graphic assets etc) because I don't have the time to do it and it's not that expensive really. Also, when you hand over money, you can be picky and get something that is really high quality, unlike the gazillion free things that are out there.

    Why would you want to make one? Well, if it gets popular you can literally live off the passive income it makes. That's a huge attraction for people. Who wouldn't want to get paid while they're sleeping? Even if it isn't very popular, you can get some extra cash on the side, and if you enjoy make UI kits for fun, it's a hobby that pays you :)

    1 point
  • Posted to Elon Musk's face, flat-illustrated to the oblivion. Good or bad, what do you think?, Jul 02, 2019

    I didn't recognise him :/

    1 point
  • Posted to What I think of Google's new search results page, Jul 01, 2019

    "The Google interface looks like the perfect GUI for toddlers" If toddlers can use it then they've created a good interface design for the masses :)

    2 points
  • Posted to We need to calm our technology down, in reply to Joseph Barrientos , Jun 19, 2019

    A crucial point the author makes is that notifications should be more opt-in vs opt-out. Finding the preferences is one thing, but if notifications were opt-in, the need to find preferences is greatly diminished.

    I really like the idea of opt-in notifications for "non-crucial" type alerts. Having someone like an Instagram photo from 4 years ago probably doesn't need a notification. That should probably be opt-in. But someone sending you a DM should probably be opt-out.

    Better defaults is what will work better here, not just making it easy to find preferences/settings. It also means that if you send fewer notifications, the ones that get sent will be more likely to be actioned/opened.

    1 point
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