Deep Shah

Deep Shah

Joined over 8 years ago via an invitation from Scott S. Deep has invited Phil Worthington

  • 4 stories
  • 9 comments
  • 54 upvotes
  • Posted to Who's on Twitter?, Apr 29, 2015

    @deepshah

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  • Posted to Ask DN:What is your design work flow for Android Apps?, Apr 16, 2015

    I always start design in MDPI. Prevents a porting mentality for the iOS app, and helps to design for lowest common denominator first (scaling down doesn't alway work due to the wide variety of screen sizes that exist). I also draw the icons for each size manually when it makes sense; in most cases I make sure each scaled icon is tweaked appropriately.

    I try to implement myself in XML wherever possible (pretty similar to HTML & CSS once you get the hang of it), so there's less time wasted in back-and-forth with the engineers. I try to deliver prototypes & assets, in addition to a conversation explaining everything. Handing over specs have never worked for me.

    2 points
  • Posted to CatchChat - The next generation chat app, Jul 29, 2014

    They put a QR code on the website.

    :|

    1 point
  • Posted to Signal Vs Noise—sleep deprivation is not a badge of honor, Apr 16, 2014

    There's an unhealthy lack of appreciation for mental health (and health in general) in our industry. Eat garbage at your desk, work long hours, drink copious amounts of alcohol, sleep for a couple of hours, repeat. I myself have noticed that my best work happens when I'm on a good, consistent sleep schedule. I hope this it the beginning of a shift in how these things are treated in the future.

    Edit: This post is really old. Not much has changed since 2008, unfortunately.

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Free, well-designed IRC clients?, Mar 16, 2014

    I prefer Colloquy for iOS and Mac.

    1 point
  • Posted to I just bought an Android device. What apps should I get?, Mar 15, 2014

    • Clock/Alarm: Timely • Calendar: Cal • Podcasts: Pocket Casts • Music (local files): DoubleTwist • Weather: Hue • Definitely download all of Google's apps (Gmail, Hangouts, Chrome, Keep, Google+, Drive, Play Music, Analytics, etc.).

    Besides the above, most of the usual suspects should have versions for Android. Unfortunately, some apps are still missing or are poor ports.

    4 points
  • Posted to Spotify gets a new logo, Mar 25, 2013

    I don't think they should've changed it.

    My reasons:

    1) No reason to get rid of the partial "o" in the mark/icon, or getting rid of the curves from the type treatment. There is no longer any context for those curves. 2) No reason to switch from slab serif to sans serif (I believe it's Proxima Nova). I liked the previous logo; I felt it portrayed the dynamic nature of music, and that Spotify embodied it (hence curves coming off the "o", which also represented audio). Plus, tying back to reason 1, the curves stemming from the "o" in the typography reflected that too, and it tied back into the mark/icon. 3) I don't think Spotify has the branding power to pull off such a change. In 2-3 years, yeah I think they could maybe pull it off. But not yet. 4) Appears to be a "trendy" logo switch, similar to what NBCUniversal and eBay tried to do. Their new logos still hurt my eyes.

    They stripped all personality from the logo, and I don't know why.

    3 points
  • Posted to ASK DN : Great books about design?, Feb 28, 2013

    The Icon Handbook by Jon Hicks

    http://iconhandbook.co.uk/

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  • Posted to The 2013 Startup, Feb 20, 2013

    Seems like this is something that many people have thought about doing, but not many have had the courage to do. When everyone around you is doing one thing, it takes a very different kind of person to walk in a different direction. I personally think this new "2013 Startup" is great.

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