Matt Johnston

Matt Johnston

Product Designer @ Netflix Joined almost 10 years ago via an invitation from Jamie B.

  • 5 stories
  • Posted to May 6: Netflix + InVision are having a Happy Hour in New York, Apr 28, 2016

    We've been doing these here in SF, and they've been really fun. I'm sure this one will be great out in NY!

    3 points
  • Posted to Show DN: Stitch — magic prototypes in Framer with no coding, Nov 12, 2015

    This is still a very early beta, but I wanted to get this idea out into the community and see if it's helpful for people.

    I've been using it for a while on my own prototypes to add basic functionality. It's really helpful because you can quickly iterate between artboards and add more or less of these scrollable components simply by duplicating groups.

    Soon I'd like to explore making other components based on what I find myself building most often.

    Other component ideas that could be really awesome: - toggle control - 'linking' to other artboards from buttons - magic move transitions between artboards - show/hide other groups from a button tap (like a dropdown), maybe even with a few transitions options

    Any other cool ideas?

    1 point
  • Posted to Thoughts on "Destroying Apple's Legacy" piece? , Sep 11, 2015

    Hugely overstated and inaccurate arguments. Why are we still talking about the iOS 7 update?

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: What are the best Product Design Books you've read?, Sep 04, 2015

    I'm a big fan of Lean UX, which is a very helpful guide for design process.

    1 point
  • Posted to Principle - Animate designs (like a simple Quartz Composer), Aug 18, 2015

    This is exactly what I've been waiting for. Man, if only I could import a sketch document...

    0 points
  • Posted to Amazon Dash Button, Mar 31, 2015

    Why would this be a joke? IMO this is some amazing product design. It does what every Amazon product is secretly aiming to do - make it easier for you to order more from Amazon - but it's not masquerading as something else. It looks like it does one thing very well. I personally can't wait to get one.

    0 points
  • Posted to Google in my opinion , Aug 01, 2014

    I get why he wanted to align the body size of the 'g' with the 'o', but it makes the 'g' look disproportionately large.

    1 point
  • Posted to is open for everyone, in reply to Cole Townsend , Jul 29, 2014

    We should use this thread to get some invites going. I just signed up (username: mattsjohnston), but don't even know who is on the site in order to ask for an invite.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What headphones do you use?, Jul 24, 2014

    If you're looking for the best (extremely) budget earphones at only $8, checkout this great set from Monoprice. I've really not heard better earphones until getting in the > $100 range.

    You can see a couple write-ups and reviews about them on Life Hacker here and here.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Do you have a 'style'?, Jul 08, 2014

    For me a designer's style is just how that particular designer approaches problems. This could be because of her past experience, what she values most, aesthetic styles she is most attracted to, etc... A style will naturally come out of these factors and will evolve as the designer does.

    If you try specifically to define your "style" and purposefully make sure your work fits within the box of this "style", you're sure to pigeon hole your work and go out of style. Just let it happen organically!

    0 points
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