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This week on the design review we share our workspace setups: desk, chair, apps, plugins, everything that helps us get r’ done.

 

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How do you create an MVP that doesn’t suck?

This week’s show came to us from one of the listeners. They asked:

How to define the MVP? How picky do we have to be after the devs implement the design? Where is the line?

Have you ever had to make an MVP before?

Jonathan and Chris dive in and share their own successes and failures, as well as their advice on how to work with engineers after you deliver a project.


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The first episode of 2017!

How do you get started in Design? What’s next after your first job? What positions should I build to? What are the possible paths for a designer to take? We discuss these important questions and more in this week’s podcast!


 

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This week on the Design Review: we discuss the principle of No UI and whether or not the best interface really is no interface.

Golden Krishna, now a designer at Google, wrote a short essay (and subsequently a book) on this topic, though he admits that it was inspired by other stuff written by pioneers like Don Norman and Mark Weiser of Xerox PARC.

Here’s the link:
https://www.cooper.com/journal/2012/08/the-best-interface-is-no-interface

Scott Berkun, author and speaker on creativity, philosophy, and culture, wrote a rebuttal to the whole No UI movement. Here’s a link:
http://scottberkun.com/2013/the-no-ui-debate-is-rubbish/


This week’s episode was sponsored by Designer Cameron Wheeler!

Cameron is a User Experience Lead and Front-End Developer at Cisco Systems. He’s currently working on Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence, a program that helps startups get a platform to build long-term strategic relationships & business outcomes with Cisco. You can find him and his work at HeyCameron.com or HeyCameron on twitter.

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Back by popular demand, we review the design behind your favorite apps! This episode we review the wildly popular Pokémon GO that has been sweeping the nation. We discuss the design patterns that make it addictive, the interactions and visual styles we enjoy, and discuss the user experience and onboard. Join Chris and Jon as they go deep on the design behind Pokémon GO.

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Linky dinks of things we chatted about:


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It’s part 3 of our 5 part series on UX fundamentals laid out by Jakob Nielson: 10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design

If you missed part 1 & part 2, feel free to catch up after this episode. You won’t need to have heard the first two, but they cover 4 other important UX principles.

Today we will be discussing:

Error prevention
Even better than good error messages is a careful design which prevents a problem from occurring in the first place. Either eliminate error-prone conditions or check for them and present users with a confirmation option before they commit to the action.

Recognition rather than recall
Minimize the user’s memory load by making objects, actions, and options visible. The user should not have to remember information from one part of the dialogue to another. Instructions for use of the system should be visible or easily retrievable whenever appropriate.

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It’s part 2 of our 5 part series on UX fundamentals laid out by Jakob Nielson.

If you missed part 1, you can find it here.

User control and freedom

Users often choose system functions by mistake and will need a clearly marked “emergency exit” to leave the unwanted state without having to go through an extended dialogue. Support undo and redo.

Consistency and standards

Users should not have to wonder whether different words, situations, or actions mean the same thing. Follow platform conventions.

10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design by Jakob Nielson

The apps are:

Webflow

Carousel by Dropbox

 

Chris’ Project: Designers and Shoes

Jonathan’s Book: Tragic Design 

 

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This week, Chris and Jon try out Sketch by Bohemian Coding. It’s a tool that many designers are already using, but can it really replace Photoshop? Listen and find out!

Download Sketch Here!

 

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