Nicolas Python

Nicolas Python

Head of Design Joined over 1 year ago

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  • Posted to How to Reduce Sketch File Size, in reply to Florian Grau , Feb 09, 2020

    Figma is a different story, not just a fine alternative. Sketch tried to kill my Mac several times.

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  • Posted to It’s time we stop unsolicitedly redesigning Spotify - A list of non-profit organizations that could use your design chops instead., in reply to Reece Butler , Oct 14, 2019

    My point is: if you redesign stuff, you need to find out what the problem is they've solved. E.g. search the whole music catalog with a touch device. You also have a solution with wich you can compare your work. If you work for something, you do not have a solution to compare yourself with, it's more difficult to learn.

    I'm not talking "rebuilding or copying" without questioning - that has nothing to do with design - that's indeed just learning the typewriter by typing a books pages. I'm talking redesign. Which means imo: solving the same problem in another way. That's how I understood your reference on rebuilding Apples App Store, or Spotify, Uber, Whatever. There are constraints why big corporations build their solutions the way they do. Even if we as designers think, that could've been solved better.

    If you work on a new problem, you might miss a lot of points, which you might learn from redesigning for example Spotify. But I say "you might". For sure you can learn a lot of stuff while working - also for non-profits. I found it for my students more helpful to go the "Jared Spool" kind of way. Loved his Boarding Pass example. IMO one of the best possible way to show design-constraints that are not obvious.

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  • Posted to It’s time we stop unsolicitedly redesigning Spotify - A list of non-profit organizations that could use your design chops instead., in reply to Reece Butler , Oct 14, 2019

    I think we might need to differ here a bit between learning and helping. As a junior you should get as good as possible through learning. You're never learning as much as if you copy the big ones and figure out, why they did stuff they did the way they did it. Because their solutions are already there.

    Therefore I like "redesigns" or interpretations of big solutions like spotify / app store / etc. Even though it smells a bit of arrogance, to think one would be good enough to replace a whole design-team of big corporations.

    But it helps you getting better. I like it more as a way to learn, than "helping" non-profits. Learning while trying to help can be problematic - but I might be too puristic here.

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  • Posted to iPhone 11 Pro, Sep 11, 2019

    Symmetry my friend!

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  • Posted to Leon Sans, Aug 30, 2019

    WOAH!

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  • Posted to 30,000 icons in the worlds largest icon library - Streamline Icons 3.0, Aug 28, 2019

    Big Streamline lover here. Anything for everything. Amazing for huge projects.

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  • Posted to I'm Halli. AMA., in reply to M. de Winter , Jul 10, 2019

    Design comes from the latin word designare. Which means giving form/shape to something. The form/shape thing can be applied to everything: typography and stuff or dramaturgy in drama to design the thrill of an act. The harmonies in a musical arrangement can be designed to give you a certain emotion or to build up tension. So actually literally everything that is artificially or by nature serving a cause on purpose is design.

    Or simple: Design is serving a cause on purpose.

    Sorry for not being the guy who opened the topic - and / or if you already knew.

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  • Posted to [Comic] Always Ask Why 5 Times, Apr 03, 2019

    Cool comic ;).

    Just a hint: using What instead of Why can lead to a much more precise outcome: https://www.businessinsider.com/asking-what-instead-of-why-makes-you-more-successful-2017-5

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  • Posted to The Pickering Group, Feb 18, 2019

    looks nice - arrow-down is super-nervous though.

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