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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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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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This week, Chris and Jon discuss the new Apple Music app! They go through the onboarding, discuss the app’s design, and talk about some possible solutions. Do you think Apple did a good job? Or have they resorted to using some dreadful UX dark patterns? Stay tuned! We have a great show for you!

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Duet Display app Chris mentioned

This week, Chris and Jon talk about how playfulness can help improve your UX. As an example of playfulness, we look at an app called Carrot; an app to help you track calories. It’s a fun episode, so listen in and stop being so serious!

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This week, Chris and Jon take a look at a new app for investing, Acorns! We also bring on David Keegan, Director of Design at Acorns, and talk about the highs and lows of using the app plus interview him on working at Acorns. Stick around! You won’t want to miss this show!

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Workflow is a new app, recently named an Editor’s Choice! Chris and Jon take a look at this new programmable automation tool for iOS and chat about onboarding and the user experience. Can this app improve on IFTTT? Listen and find out!

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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!

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We made it to episode 10!

This week Chris and Jon take a look at the past 10 weeks of shows and talk about what we learned from all the apps we’ve reviewed so far. Plus we briefly chat about a few of our personal favorites we didn’t get to cover!

 

Bonus: Personal favorite apps we didn’t get to cover

 

Chris:

1. Peak Brain Training

2. Duolingo

3. Unstuck

 

Jon:

1.  Couple

2. Waze

3. Goat Simulator

 

Webflow is a front-end design tool that allows you build custom websites visually.

Jon and Chris consider if a “WYSIWYG” tool is good enough to be a viable alternative to coding, and prototyping. They also debate if such tools are the future of design.

 

Note: Webflow has offered Design Review listeners a special 2 month’s free offer ( or 20$ off for 2 months if you want the bigger plans)

Just sign up, and enter the code when you upgradefanimals202 (Limted to the first 100 people)

Correction: Chris recorded the promo at the end of the show without realizing the promo code had changed. So make sure you use fanimals202 when you sign up.

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