Miguel Oliva Márquez

Miguel Oliva Márquez

Visual Designer at Skype Joined over 10 years ago via an invitation from Joshua H.

  • 3 stories
  • Posted to Walllpaper - Turn Dribbble shots into backgrounds for every iOS device., Dec 07, 2015

    Good job! Loving the app :)

    1 point
  • Posted to The jump to the big corp. Learnings from a young designer, Oct 05, 2015

    Hey guys, I wrote this article to let people know a few useful tricks when working with big teams.

    They can help if you work at a big corporation or inform of how to make it easier to work with nested design teams.

    iIt's all written under my personal experience, so bare in mind not all of the points might apply to every single big design team.

    Hope you find it useful.

    2 points
  • Posted to Apple Employee talks about the new 2015 Macbook, Mar 12, 2015

    I could see my office laughing at this in a wave from design to marketing haha

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Bloomberg Business, Jan 29, 2015

    Bravo! This design direction is really brave and inspiring.

    On the other hand, I can't be on the website for longer than 5minutes, it lacks focus and makes my brain go overload so, so fast.

    Every single article screams for attention, it's not a bad thing though, but for a News website, content and easy reading is what should matter the most. I feel like, even if the design is great, a news reading platform has different needs than what this design tries to solve.

    Or maybe it's just that I'm too sensitive to layout disruptions.

    1 point
  • Posted to Your desktop client for Facebook Messenger, Jan 16, 2015

    this is pretty useful.

    thanks! :)

    0 points
  • Posted to New EU VAT law could kill eCommerce, and affects everyone, Jan 05, 2015

    While the implementation might not be appropriate, this new law makes perfect sense to me: I live in "X" country so I should be paying taxes according to the country I live in, and those taxes should go to my country, given the fact that I bought the product there and I want my country to grow richer.

    I understand it's a lot of work and the law is not as clear as it should be but from a consumer point of view, I don't want my taxes to go to Ireland just because it's cheaper for the company.

    The EU should provide some sort of SDK for online shopping, something simple to use and that can detect the location and apply the appropriate VAT percentage, that would help all businesses to comply with the law.

    0 points
  • Posted to Design+Banter is back for 2015, Jan 05, 2015


    4 points
  • Posted to uBar — the Dock replacement for the Mac, Nov 27, 2014

    Giving it a try. I went for the small size, black theme and no titles. so far it looks smaller than the dock and looks like part of the computer black frame.

    Liking it :)

    2 points
  • Posted to London DN Meetup Tonight - Introduce yourself, Sep 25, 2014

    I'll drop for a cheeky pint.. (that always ends up turning into 4...)

    Jeans and a beige tshirt... damn, I need to start being a real designer and wear check shirts..

    0 points
  • Posted to Apple OS X Montauk by Victor Erixon [Independent Redesign], in reply to Victor Erixon , Apr 25, 2014

    Lately, I feel like designers have been über-sensible to redesigns and took a lot of bashing into this one, potentially, tired of all those previous unsolicited redesigns (If I see one more iOS7 re-imagined I'll shoot myself).

    People should be able to spend their free time doing what they want, and of course, everybody else will share their opinion about it when the design is displayed publicly. It's sad that the reaction to your design has been more aggressive than normally.

    I agree with @lukej and his article, particularly spot on about the white-space. It is nice having white space, but too much of it becomes a big problem. In my opinion, there's so much of it in here, that not only affects the amount of items displayed on a screen, but also makes me feel like some items are disconnected from each other, icons, list items and such, feel so separated between each other that it's hard to distinguish groups of elements (and thus, distinguish controls from content), the fact that there's no visual distinction between the controls area (frame) and the content itself makes it even harder to know where to click.

    I guess I'm missing a better use of colour, some grey shades to divide the space better and a better use of typefaces; the size is so tiny and the font-color so light that it is not comfortable to read through longer than 2 minutes.

    Your design reminds me a bit of Modern UI, it shares some of the benefits but suffers from similar problems, such as not being able to distinguish which app I'm at, or forcing the user to scroll a lot.

    This design has got some really cool ideas, but I feel it's needing some iterations to balance it more. You started with a design with a certain position, and kind of ran in the other direction (similar to the jump from iOS6 to 7's visuals), I'd recommend toning it down just a little and address some of Luke's feedback, then posting again. I find seeing the evolution of this concept more interesting that the concept itself. :)

    2 points
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