Design & UX
For designers and engineers, converting static designs into coded websites and mobile apps can either be a bad game of telephone or a successful jam session. In this article I’ll evaluate three design specification tools that have become popular for communicating layout, color, type styles, and other visual design details: You will gain a basic understanding of Zeplin, Sketch Measure, and InVision Inspect, as well as recommendations for identifying the right tool for your team.
When you think of delightful things, you might think of things that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Stuffed animals. Cupcakes. Hugs. But delightful things can have negative side effects. A silly joke can offend you. A clever ad can mislead you. A cute sound effect can drive you nuts. In the world of design, we often praise delightful details. But as you’ll soon see, delightful details can sometimes get you into trouble.
We all have experienced that moment of handing over your smartphone to your two year old kid or niece. Aside from the natural fear of them smashing your overpriced device to pieces, you are amazed by the way they immediately interact with it. The toddler almost instantly understands the logic of operating this device, and in under 30 seconds you can expect him to be swirling birds on pigs or dubbing cats. This fascinating phenomenon is mostly due to the intuitive UI of these devices.
By showing how members of our design organization often conduct critiques, we wanted to highlight what can make critique work well, and what can often get in the way.