Ben Grace

UX Designer Joined over 5 years ago

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  • Posted to Essential Tools for Product Designers [Summer 2019], in reply to Victor Sage , Jun 26, 2019

    +1 for IconJar. Love that app

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  • Posted to Any designers using Framer X? Why or why not?, in reply to Abdul Jarallah , Jun 24, 2019

    Very helpful thanks! I agree, the 14 day trial has stopped me from downloading it several times.

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  • Posted to Any designers using Framer X? Why or why not?, in reply to Davo Galavotti , Jun 21, 2019

    Thanks for the great response. I think you're spot on with what I'm often frustrated with in static design tools. It's hard to imagine interactions and fake them without something that can represent several different states and transitions. I'll keep my eyes open for the next big release ;)

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  • Posted to Any designers using Framer X? Why or why not?, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Jun 20, 2019

    I came across Modulz for the first time the other day. Do you have early access? If yes, what do you think?

    HTML / CSS is a much lower barrier for entry. I don't do much frontend these days, but that's a lot easier for me than trying to learn React.

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  • Posted to As a Product Designer, what are your essential tools?, in reply to Richard Sison , Jun 19, 2019

    I really appreciate the thorough and thoughtful responses. Thank you! I am definitely adding Maze to my toolkit too.

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  • Posted to As a Product Designer, what are your essential tools?, in reply to Richard Sison , Jun 18, 2019

    Thanks for the thorough response. I have two questions on pricing of Maze.design and if you have any experience with Framer X.

    Maze.design looks really cool with some great build-in features. Do you usually bring your own testers or pay for theirs? How much is it to pay for testers. I didn't find that on their website.

    Also, I'm curious, have you ever tried Framer X. I also use Sketch as my main app. I've been interested in trying Framer X though, but I haven't seen anybody mention it in this thread. I'm curious if there are barriers in using it - such as handoff or working in teams?

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  • Posted to Suffering from RSI, looking for advice., Jul 26, 2018

    Things that have helped me are 1) stretching 2) understanding trigger points 3) working out

    1) lots of good resources if you google. Understanding how stretching and working on trigger points are reciprocal is important.

    2) This book is really helpful The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

    Best advice I can give is to find a really good massage therapist that understands myofascial release. WAY more beneficial in my opinion that seeing a doctor. Doctors are not as helpful with RSI IMO. I'd recommend doing this right now. Pay the money for several sessions. Invest in your body, ask them questions on what you can do at home on your own.

    I use a lacrosse ball or a theracane for trigger points. I find mine start on the sides of my back, my neck and down my forearms. ALL of these trigger points relate to my wrist and hand.

    3) Work out. Find a good mix of exercises and especially do ones that are opposite than what you do all day long. If you click down on the mouse, do an opposite exercise that pushes up. This helps you balance.

    Also, get your body into a good ergonomic position throughout the day, but also find excuses to move. Sit and stand. Drink lots of water so you HAVE to take bathroom breaks.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Simple CMS with lightweight database and image upload?, May 30, 2016

    Check out Concrete 5. From what I remember, it has a nice frontend editor. http://www.concrete5.org/

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Do you know good alternative for Balsamiq Mockups?, Oct 03, 2015

    Another vote for Sketch. I like to use a program that I can progressively go more hi fidelity without starting over.

    I like this workflow. Save pngs to Google Drive folder. Link up pngs to InVision for sharing and commenting. Anytime I export from Sketch, InVision and Google Drive sync automatically.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What side projects are you working on?, in reply to Braden Hamm , Dec 08, 2014

    Nice. Cool project. I'll look forward to seeing more when you have some progress.

    I agree, make it as easy as possible on the users. Especially for non-technical users.

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