Javier-Simon Cuello

Nomad Freelance Designer Joined 9 months ago

  • 14 stories
  • Posted to Does anyone here work remotely and travel?, Jul 05, 2017

    I've been working and travelling for 3 years, now. So far I've visited more than 50 countries, most of them during this period. Doing some math you'll notice that I'm moving pretty quickly from one place to another : )

    I am a freelance interface and interaction designer, and also doing UX of course. This last year I've been working for a company in Barcelona, just a few hours a day so the rest of the time is free to get to know the places that I visit, and work on some other personal projects.

    So far it has been pretty challenging, specially because of me moving so fast. My team has been very patient and understanding, so I guess I'm very lucky in this sense.

    If you need to know anything from my experience, just let me know. I'd be glad to help.

    1 point
  • Posted to New Human Interface Guidelines, Jun 06, 2017

    I find these HIG pretty basic, specially in comparison with the ones from Material Design. I hope Apple improves this with examples, screenshots and better information overall.

    Videos are cool, though.

    2 points
  • Posted to ffffound finished after 10 years, in reply to Craig Barber , May 23, 2017

    Yes, you are right! I got confused when I read "On desktop & mobile web, in the last 6 months". But it's like you say, so very popular indeed. Here's a tweet from the founder:


    0 points
  • Posted to ffffound finished after 10 years, in reply to Craig Barber , May 23, 2017

    I think it is 1.4M in the last 6 months.

    0 points
  • Posted to Things 3.0, in reply to Tom Wood , May 19, 2017

    I thought the same. Now I'm trying todoist, that is not as fancy but good enough for my basic usage (and free).

    0 points
  • Posted to Remember Outline, the news reader? It now has a Chrome extension., May 17, 2017

    It's a cool idea as Chrome doesn't support this natively, for some reason. I tried it and ended up removing it because of the following:

    • No customisation option (background color, text font and size)
    • Adds social clutter at the bottom (which is a bit contradictory in my opinion)
    • The "x" takes you to a blank page instead of returning to the original page

    It was also a bit slow to render the content.


    1 point
  • Posted to How do you monitor all your social network channels?, in reply to Sarper Erel , Apr 09, 2017

    It's true. The more you are aware of your networks, the more you think those contents are really important.

    My approach is similar but I try to have as few networks as possible (e.g. LinkedIn gone and FB soon, too).

    3 points
  • Posted to A site for bullshitfree design articles, Mar 11, 2017

    To avoid being you the sole person behind the project, I think you should consider forming a very small team, maybe 2-3 persons you trust to help you curate contents. Even better if they have a different perspective about the field, so you can present contents responding to distinctive point of views.

    It is a good idea, but do think on how to monetise this, at least to have some sort of motivation to keep the project going if, at some point, you are too tired to continue.

    Maybe creating a magazine on Flipboard (https://flipboard.com/) could be a good, low risk, start.

    0 points
  • Posted to A site for bullshitfree design articles, in reply to Sacha Greif , Mar 11, 2017

    I also think it could be good idea, so you don't feel in the need of posting anything that's not valuable enough of sharing, just to fill the gap.

    It could also give you, perhaps, more time to add something regarding why that link is there (e.g. your personal views or any sort of short comment).

    I think a problem with some of the sites that only provide links, is that you normally have to open and close them to know what they are about, something that could, maybe be avoided with a short text beforehand.

    0 points
  • Posted to As a Designer I want better Release Notes, Mar 03, 2017

    Very good article, hopefully more apps will take this into consideration and not just put the lazy, boring "bug fixes and performance improvements".

    I really like Medium's notes, telling a story makes it very coherent with the product itself; it's enjoyable too.

    2 points
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