Be nice. Or else.
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This is great advice. The title is controversial, but he makes valid points.
How many times have we celebrated that story of Paula Scher scribbling the citi logo on a napkin? Even still it's pretty rare to find a designer who's so confident in an early concept. Instead we hang 100 sketches on a wall and show how many versions we produce before finding the final concept. It looks important, but it's not always necessary or even good work.
As a designer it's easy to miss the forest for the trees, and I appreciate being reminded. Thanks Pablo
This is really cool. Getting into web development is frighteningly complex, and we need more efforts like this to make it less intimidating.
Depending on how want to you do it, you might look up the design term "gradual engagement". (It applies to all kinds of use flows, not just signup, but I think the most common example is signups.) The idea is that you allow users to engage with the app and start using it before actually adding their account info and signing up. It works by essentially creating anonymous users, that then get populated with account data gradually as people use the app.
Here's an old example from Twitter, although it includes a password, the password could be moved later in the flow.
Obviously there's also Oauth (Sign in with your google account / twitter/ facebook / github / etc).
I've also seen developer docs about letting people sign in/up with just their phone number. I haven't found a good example of this yet, but Google's Firebase provides built in support for it.
Thanks for checking it out!
You're totally right. I removed the work "ugly", didn't intend it to be insulting. Edited article here.
Thanks man :)
Yesterday I launched a new design pattern library. A lot of the best online libraries haven't been updated in a while or have closed. I've been teaching a design course, and didn't have a great place to point my students, so I decided to start my own.
The new library will include both UI & visual design approaches. I think having one place to find all kinds of ideas to use in a new design would be useful. And really, what we call design trends are just visual design patterns. So I want this to be a reference for both visual and UI work. (I wrote an obligatory Medium article about that here.)
Would love to hear what you think of the first 2 patterns. #3 ships on Tuesday.
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