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Feb 17, 2021
1.8 - Design for Developers
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https://codingcat.dev/podcasts/1-8-design-for-developers/

Questions

 

I noticed you studied Industrial design. How did you find your way to UX or Interaction design?

From the team to the community, are there patterns you see in 

Opinions on education paths...bootcamps vs. institutions vs. workshops.master’s programs

Do you need formal education around UX/UI?


What advice would you give to others coming out of school and how to get started into the design side of a web development practice?

Resources, tools?


If someone not going to school wants to get started, how do you get in the door first?

Networking - reaching out to people you admire 

Soft Skills (importance of consulting and speaking skills) 


Where does your community hang out? Especially after 2020?

Meeting community where they platform

Why do people thrive in communities? What communities exist or are accessible?

Clubhouse

Meet ups (local and online)

AIGA, IxDA

Community events (Code for Good / Givecamp, Global Service Design Jam, Courses / Co-Learning) / Ladies of UX / 


What should a designer learn today?

Attitude & aptitude  - curiosity & willingness to learn

Mentor / find leaders to learn from 

Online, self-driven learning (courses, youtube, google)


Tools

Sketch

Figma

Miro

Adobe Products (Illustrator (SVG), Photoshop)


Designers often work together and collaborate, how did this change in 2020?

At work?

Miro, drawing messy, white board type work.



A developer can do the work, but often they need to be led down the path. Do you see this as a designers role, or more of an architect's role?


Are mobile designers different from web designers? (platform agnostic?) Multi-modal

Physical Design, Interactive Points, how do you manage expectations.


What is hardest about being a designer?

What is hard about getting started.  (Constraint, confidence & expression), non-stop pitching


How can you be creative, but still need to work within a framework?

Constraints are helpful 

Design systems 


What Physical devices are you using?

iPad / Wacom Tablet

Old school - Sticky notes / Whiteboard / sketchbook 


Where can designers get started on the side, for freelance work

Dribbble

Pinterest

Fiverr

Instagram

99designs

Awwwards 

Purrfect Picks

Christy Picks

Books - Essentialism,  Deep Work

Podcast: Peter Merholtz & JessieJames Garret - Finding our way


Zoe Picks

Design Better - Invision Podcast

Headspace Meditation App - Series, Focus Music

Elizabeth Picks

Squads 

https://basecamp.com/shapeup


Brittney Postma

Wireframe Podcast by Adobe

Sackboy


Alex Patterson

https://config.figma.com/


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