Really interesting discussion on the process here. This is the result of the product manager and UI designer working closely in a working session rather than remotely via email and phone calls.
One way is to work on most of the UI, code it all up, then try to make it look good afterward. Another common way is to do somewhat of the opposite… start with a fairly vague idea of the UI, refine both the way the app functions and the way it looks in one big step, then implement it all in code.
I tend to design in this process, especially I’m designing more application style websites. Start with a UI that intentionally looks crappy with the basic functionality then, through hundreds of tiny iterations, it gradually develops into something sweet.
I’m off on my hols for three weeks in Vietnam soon and have indulged in a completely frivolous purchase…
I’ve been wanting to capture sounds for a while, I think they’re just as important as photos to reminisce. I remember trying to get to sleep at night in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa last year over the sounds of these really strange frogs and wishing I could have recorded them. I find the rawness of video can’t capture the spirit of the moment like an image or sound alone so I’m looking forward to recording the sounds of the bustle of a floating market or the waves on a beach on the South China Sea. What I’ll actually do with the recordings is open for thought.
This is a must-read for anyone who encounter huge ships daily and do not want to get run over by them. I found this book extremely helpful. To this day, I have never been run over by a single huge ship!!
This book lacks criteria for discerning between huge ships and merely really big ships.
I never leave the house without this indispensible little book. It has literally saved my life many times while walking down Peckham High Street and Ealing Broadway
Scott Hansen has produced a rather useful field guide for the tricky subject of digital colour management. Highlighting yet again, that colour settings are dependent not just on your computer settings but on the environment you work in.
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