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Things I hate to do as a designer but do anyway

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A short talk about steps in my design process I used to hate, but do anyway because they are so vital.

A short talk about steps in my design process I used to hate, but do anyway because they are so vital.

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    Things I hate to do as a designer but do anyway Things I hate to do as a designer but do anyway Presentation Transcript

    • Things I hate to do as a designer but do anyway Matt Johnston @mattsjohnstonSunday, October 21, 12
    • Things I wish I had done more of while I was in 500 Startups Matt Johnston @mattsjohnstonSunday, October 21, 12
    • User FeedbackSunday, October 21, 12
    • Swallow your pride • Ask as o!en as you can • Ask as many people as you can • Ask during each stage of designSunday, October 21, 12
    • What do you ask? • Do they understand it? • Do they like it? • How would they use it? • How would they like it differently?Sunday, October 21, 12
    • Flow MappingSunday, October 21, 12
    • What pages will you have? • Map specific action flows • Map entire site structure • Don’t skip any pagesSunday, October 21, 12
    • Resources • MindNode Lite • MindMeister • Pen & paperSunday, October 21, 12
    • WireframesSunday, October 21, 12
    • Helps focus your designing efforts on content & layoutSunday, October 21, 12
    • • Key sketches very low-res • Keep them small - it will help keep too much detail outSunday, October 21, 12
    • InspirationSunday, October 21, 12
    • It’s not copying if you call it “inspiration” • If nobody copied interface designs, the world would be a confusing place • A uniform web is a useable webSunday, October 21, 12
    • Resources • patterntap.com • mobile-patterns.com • dribbble.com • appvita.com • ui-patterns.com • Google, duh...Sunday, October 21, 12
    • Prototyping with codeSunday, October 21, 12
    • Why? • Provides your back-end devs with markup sooner rather than later • Encourages focus on content before graphics • Allows for a quicker MVP launch • Encourages use of reusable CSS components that can be styled as neededSunday, October 21, 12
    • Use a front-end framework • Bootstrap • Zurb FoundationSunday, October 21, 12
    • Thank you. Matt Johnston @mattsjohnstonSunday, October 21, 12