Do daily UI challenges help you become a better designer?

over 7 years ago from Volkan Günal, Design Lead at Polywork. Previously at SoundCloud.

  • Will ThomasWill Thomas, over 7 years ago

    I've started the recent DailyUI project. It's the first time I've done something like this.

    My daily work is for homeowners and tradesmen, quite a specific audience. Almost all our design decision have some data behind it — whether it be qualitative or quantitative — so I understand that a UI challenge might some somewhat devoid of constraints.

    I know the challenge is for my own benefit so I try and think of scenarios and edge cases that differ from my day to day when I approach task. I try and think of additional potential constraints and explore concepts that I found difficult before.

    Most importantly I've taken to finding other people's submissions and providing feedback, usually something good and something not so good. I invite others to do the same. I plan on posting these on my blog when I get a chance along with an analysis of my own submissions (I'll link it when it's ready).

    3 points
    • Clark DinnisonClark Dinnison, over 7 years ago

      I think this is the real reason I created Daily UI. I wanted a creative outlet outside of the daily restraints/specs that I get with client work. I don't think practice in any sense can ever count negatively towards becoming a better designer.

      2 points