Benedikt Lehnert

Benedikt Lehnert

Chief Design Officer @Wunderlist & Maker of @Typoguide Joined about 6 years ago via an invitation from Timothy A. Benedikt has invited Markus Reuter, Mark Drexler, Thibaut Barrère, Nico Hämäläinen, Cooper Francis and 4 others

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  • Posted to The Opening of a New Tab, in reply to David Kizler , Oct 21, 2014

    David, that's really great to hear and thanks a lot for the suggestions. I really appreciate you taking the time to give feedback.

    Our goal is to make adding stuff to Wunderlist as easy and ubiquitous as possible, like I mentioned in the article.

    The quick Add to Wunderlist for Mac Desktop is something we are currently looking into as another way to quickly capture links or anything else that comes to mind. So, it's great to hear your thoughts on that.

    We also believe that GTD is only for a certain (very small) group of people, and that's not what we are working on. We want to build a service that helps you and the people you work with get stuff done. For some people that's GTD, but for a lot of people being very disciplined and sticking to a strict method is not the solution.

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  • Posted to The Opening of a New Tab, in reply to Gavin Jones , Oct 20, 2014

    Gavin, the background changes based on your selection in Wunderlist. We made quite a bunch of readability optimizations with the latest update. So, make sure you update and give is a go.

    Looking forward to your feedback!

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  • Posted to Show DN: Wunderlist Tab, in reply to Kory Westerhold , Oct 10, 2014

    Great to hear that! We are planning to add some more functionality to it over the coming weeks. Let me know what you are missing, Kory.

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  • Posted to Wunderlist 3 — Our best piece yet, in reply to Zac B , Jul 10, 2014

    Thanks so much for the great feedback and the kind words! I appreciate it very much.

    @Zac When we started the work on Wunderlist 3 we looked at all the feedback we got from our users. And one theme was very consistent: People didn't ask for a ton of new features. What everyone was asking for was simplicity, speed and reliability. That was the point where we decided that we wanted to go deeper than just re-skinning our product or improve some parts. A core part for the new Wunderlist experience was the work that went into our new sync architecture. And from what we hear from our beta users, it's far from anything people had experienced before or can see in other apps. I can say for sure that we are really proud of what we are going to introduce soon with Wunderlist 3. Then, we will also share some more behind the scenes material from design and tech side.

    5 points
  • Posted to I tweaked the typography of the FDA’s new nutrition labels, Feb 28, 2014

    Again, I agree with you when it comes to scalability and function, and if you read through my past comments you will see that. So, no need to argue about that.

    I think there are many ways to achieve a certain function. And besides the fact that those labels need to transfer information they should also be motivating and engaging to read. Do we disagree here?

    So, what I would suggest is, that the FDA could work together with a designer, who understands all the needs (like yourself) and boundaries to come up with a design that is both functional, aesthetic and emotional.

    Good to have such an interesting discussion!

    1 point
  • Posted to I tweaked the typography of the FDA’s new nutrition labels, Feb 28, 2014

    While I agree with all you said above, Benjamin, as a designer I expect you not to refer to the regulations as your main argument. I think it's obvious that there could be a better typeface AND way of structuring the label that fits the limitations of production and still is much more encouraging and “human” than what the old or new FDA design is. And that’s all that this tweak wanted to show.

    I think, while people want to prove they are smarter than other and considered all the limitations, the real purpose of my draft got lost. Again, design is for people. And people should be motivated to read those nutrition labels and care about what they eat. To me, the FDA label fails here.

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  • Posted to I tweaked the typography of the FDA’s new nutrition labels, in reply to Evan Knight , Feb 28, 2014

    Yeah, the parentheses might not be necessary. Like I explained below, my main focus was not to restructure the whole label hierarchy (the FDA probably knows best what is important), but rather show that even with a free typefaces such as Lato one can design a label that is much easier to read.

    And that’s in my eyes the main purpose of this label: Motivate/engage people to inform themselves about what they eat.

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  • Posted to I tweaked the typography of the FDA’s new nutrition labels, in reply to Moeed Mohammad , Feb 28, 2014

    @Moeed I think I didn’t call it a “redesign”, right? The FDA probably knows best how they want the hierarchy to be and what the limitations are.

    What I wanted to show is, that even with a freely available typeface you could produce a label that is easier to read, which is probably the purpose of this label: You want to engage/motivate people to inform themselves about what they eat, right?

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