Apple’s products are opinionated. They say, ‘We know what’s best for you. Here it is. Oh, that thing you want to do? We won’t let you do that because it would suck.
A few photos I took this weekend in the Golden Gate Park Botanical Garden. Some of these plants and flowers had incredible patterns.
Perry and I.
I tried to capture our profiles from a couple of photographs I found on Facebook (none of which were exactly profile photos). I’m surprised how much a person’s profile can vary based on the day, the mood, the expression… and the angle, obviously. It’s also hard to convey a person’s identity without exaggerating the features a little, which I did not try to do here. A few of my friends say they “sorta recognize” me. My mother recognizes me—except for the hair pin! I probably did a better job at drawing Perry’s profile.
I remember seeing my profile for the first time when I was 8 or 9, and being shocked. It didn’t feel like me. It felt “too straight.” I went to my parents, rather upset, and they tried to calm me down telling me my profile was “interesting” and “original.” That didn’t help at all. Then my father said my straight profile reminded him of Greek sculptures, and that it made me look “intellectual.” I thought: I can live with that.
Still, it took me a few years to learn to accept and like my side-self.
I don’t know how everyone goes about seing their profile for the first time. I imagine it feels normal or ok to a lot of people but it neared the identity crisis in my case.
Responsive icons do not mean that the width of the screen determines how big an icon is displayed; actually it means that a different icon is displayed based on the size it is presented in.
– Paula Borowska
Interesting but its too much of an effort, where there will never be a ROI that will justify the extra time spent on designing these icons.
– Akshay Chauhan
Here are the first screens of an iOS app I’m working on; Purple. Purple allows you to create collections of the things you love (pictures, text or media) and organize these collections as ranked lists or to-do lists.
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I added a food discovery feature to Yelp as part of my General Assembly UX Design Project. The new feature allows users to search for foods across restaurants, browse all the foods available at a restaurant (visual menu gallery) and tag foods in pictures and text reviews.
It also helps Yelp surface the best or more relevant photo for each item, based on the number of “likes.” The most popular photo is used as a cover photo. I’m hoping this feature will also increase user engagement with the platform.
Email me if you’re interested in learning more. I have a 50-page deck presenting my food discovery feature.
Q:Guys. You make me dream.
I have been doing quite a bit of icon design these days…
The first picture shows some of the icons I created to identify verified users on Facebook. It’s the one in the bottom right that made it.
The second picture is set of line icons I created for the new version of my resume, to present skills, tools and portfolio links. I initially built them with Photoshop, then realized I had to re-create them in Illustrator if I wanted them to look sharp in inDesign. Duh.
More details on my Dribbble portfolio.
The iOS Design Cheat Sheet is a great resource for iOS designers and developers. Quickly find all important data about Apple devices when it comes to App development.
I’m extremely excited to start a 3-month UX Design workshop at General Assembly this week. I just received the syllabus and the program is awesome.
Above is a General Assembly gif I liked; they sent it with a newsletter.