74: I Have a Beef With EntréesOctober 12, 2017 at 5:59pm (Edited 2 years ago)
Our main topic this week is: How to make sure what you ship is not a crappier version of what you envisioned. We also talk a bit about the #MadeByGoogle event and Libraries in Sketch 47.
- What you ship doesn’t match your vision
- Google’s event
- Pixel 2
- Google Home Mini
- MKBHD’s review of the Google Home Mini
- Sketch 47 and Libraries
- Sketch Libraries & Abstract: Per-project Libraries
October 12, 2017 at 6:55pm
October 13, 2017 at 6:36pm
What do you think of the naming though? haha
October 14, 2017 at 1:42am
The naming is great! :D also I definitely connected with the main topic. What gets shipped never looks like what I envisioned - there is always some technical constraint or a use case that I didn‘t consider which changes things up. Then there‘s the desin -> dev handoff which is never a lossy transformation.
also, you guys breifly touched on “timeless design” which I haven‘t really thought too much about but I think I tend to not strive for that very much. Most of the time I’m just trying to solve a problem that currently exists and not think too much about a hypothetical one that might exist in the future.
oops i meant to say that design -> dev handoff always results in some information loss, that it IS a lossy transformation
I personally like to try and think of a solution in the most abstract way that I can, so that it can live as an independent component in my UI, and not being too closely tied with the current context.
(timeless design is something on our topic list, spoilers)
October 16, 2017 at 3:14pm
October 19, 2017 at 9:21pm
Hey guys, loving the show and new systematic structure of it!! Adding to the discussion of not feeling like a design is ever 'perfect', I relate to this very heavily. I feel more comfortable knowing that a seemlingly 'last' iteration doesn't really exist. Depending on the setting, especially in agencies, it feels as if your latest iteration has to align with the some ambigious 'perfect non-existent last iteration' that needs to be shipped. Extending on IDEO's Circular Design (https://www.circulardesignguide.com)—if you think of product design in a circular and iterable sense, it starts to feel more logical that there will always be room to expand. Your mind can constantly think one step ahead and plan for the next iteration of a product, but there will always be room to iterate further!
Also for website feedback, it'd be cool if there was some way to navigate back to SpecFM to check out related podcasts in your network.