I mean, have you seen a 2G, 3G or 3GS screen recently? You’d think you have some kind of eye disease. That screens sits at the bottom of a well with water covering it. No wonder a design made under those conditions is starting too look a little heavy handed. — Max Rudberg, iOS subdued
Psychological Pitfalls And Lessons of A Designer-Founder -
Very open and poignant article by Aza Raskin about his experience founding Massive Health. I have been considering a similar path lately, and hearing down-to-earth recounts like this is really eye-opening.
Congrats! The Back-Slappy Nature of Social Media -
The “congrats” tweets: They need to stop.
The examples which Hunter describes happen all of the time—but really, what’s the big fucking deal? My problem with this article is in the title: Of course the “Nature of Social Media” is “Back-Slappy.” Social media is a platform for sharing and communication with a proclivity to exercising ego and self-promotion. To pretend the ego half doesn’t exist is phony and, ironically, self-aggrandizing.
Think about what Twitter is: I post things, in hopes that others will follow me. That the random, 140-byte chunks I post throughout the day are just so clever that I people across the world will want, née need, to read them. Now think of the ego it takes to post to Medium—an invite-only publishing platform for writing “things that matter.”
So yeah, when I say “congrats” (or “nice post,” “great work,” or even “happy birthday,”) to people, a part of the motivation may be self-interest. It’s a social dynamic, not an annoying Twitter trend—get over it.
Everything announced at the Google I/O 2013 keynote in one handy list -
Nice roundup from TNW.
Square introduces $299 stand aimed at replacing cash registers
The ustwo™ Pixel Perfect Precision Handbook 2 -
If the first was any indication, this is required reading for both new and experienced designers.
Almost a year and a half after the first release of the PPP handbook - we still love pixels. It seems like you do too as we’ve had some great feedback. We’ve been working hard to make it bigger, better, and more useful.