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In the latest episode of Design Huddle we interviewed Mandy Michael, a Front End Developer, previously a Development Manager for the news organization Seven West Media in Western Australia. She now works as a Senior Software Engineer at Hireup. She speaks at conferences and events locally and internationally sharing her work and experiments with new and old technology.
Mandy gave an introduction to variable fonts, her type experiments, how she used creativity to reignite her passion for coding, and what it is like to be famous.
Mandys Type Experiments: https://codepen.io/mandymichael
In this Episode, we speak to Liam Spradlin, a designer on Google’s Material Design System, Speaker, author, and host of the famous Design Notes Podcast. We spoke about designing a design system, the difference between Android and iOS, and how he went about designing several typefaces.
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There is also the old joke of a kid seeing a floppy disk for the first time and asking his Dad why he has a 3D printed version of the save icon.
Well a while back when I was on Twitter, a Japanese user’s asked an important question about Microsoft Excel’s UI, and the question was “Why is the save icon a vending machine?”
User Fudged Experiences are when users do something unexpected with our products or service, usually in a hacky way. Here are some examples.
The Golden Arches were trying to increase the sale of their milkshakes and interviewed users to find the perfect recipe. The outcome was more richer shakes, but sadly sales remained the same.
They then hired a consultant, Clay Christensen, find a solution. Christensen’s approach was to sit in a restaurant, 18 hours a day watching customers come and go. …
This week we talk NFTs. NFT stands for “non-fungible token.” Similar to a Bitcoin token, you trade it for real money at a varying market value. However, unlike Bitcoin, each NFT is unique.
The token that says you own something, like an art piece, you trade it, however, if you do, you’ll be getting an entirely different piece. It is essentially enforced scarcity, which in turn is supposed to drive up value.
But is it all what its made up to be?
My general feeling is there is an opportunity to do something fun with NFTs but sadly, for now anyways, is mostly people trying to make a quick buck.
The premise of the show; We breakdown what’s new in tech and design. Each week we talk about what’s trending in tech, have some epic interviews, and drop some knowledge on you so you can stay ahead of the robot apocalypse.
In this weeks episode, we are speaking to Brendan Kearns, a designer who has worked at Twitter, InVision, and Google. He has recently set up his agency and now works with clients from Europe to Silicon Valley.
We discuss how he started as a Business Major at…
I have just launched my first ever course on skillshare.com titled “Basics of Mobile UX: Design and Prototyping”. The course leads you through the creation process of a mobile app that allows you to order coffee on the go. Think of it as Uber but for coffee lovers.
NOTE: This article was inspired by a conversation I had with David East, A Firebase Developer Advocate at Google, for our YouTube series “Designer vs. Developer”. You can also listen to a longer version of the conversation by downloading or subscribing to our podcast on Spotify, iTunes or Google Play Music.
A progressive web app (PWA) is a website that has app like features, for example, it can work offline, send you notifications and provides more seamless integration into the native features & behaviors of your phone & desktop. …
NOTE: This article was inspired by a conversation I had with Adrienne Porter Felt, Software Engineer and Lead at Google Chrome, for our YouTube series “Designer vs. Developer”. You can also listen to a longer version of the conversation by downloading or subscribing to our podcast on Spotify, iTunes or Google Play Music.
I have argued in the past about designing for speed and hacking user perception. I feel it is essential to employ several design devices to help reassure a user — or person — that something is happening. Alternatively, at the very least, let them know how long…
Design Advocate @google. I write code like I mix paint.