Drew Shimomura

Drew Shimomura

Interaction Designer & Researcher Joined over 9 years ago

  • 6 stories
  • Posted to Hating Comic Sans Is Ableist, in reply to Jesse Head , Feb 27, 2017


    (not sure if your frustration is with the term or it's application to the situation, but figured I'd include here so people know the term is real.)

    2 points
  • Posted to Full screen responsive overlay menu, Dec 05, 2016

    first one that comes to mind: http://www.bloomberg.com/

    personally, I love full screen nav (or the idea of it), but I haven't see research on how well it serves other people.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design : Lionel Durimel Portfolio, Nov 02, 2016

    I'm a fan of the text effect on the home page and a huge fan of being able to scroll from one project to the next (this should be done way more often!!). But given that the site affords scrolling through all projects, the distortion of images on the project page is distracting and disorienting. I suggest removing this image distortion.

    If "endless scrolling" helps people get through the site more easily, the project image distortion fights against that affordance, leading me to wait --over and over--to get a sense of what Lionel actually designed.

    It also means my FIRST impression of each of these images is distorted! If I were reviewing this portfolio to hire Lionel, I may leave the site thinking that he has a cool site, but why does he work with rhombuses so much?

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design: Kanye West, Jun 15, 2016

    Argh, so hard to tell which "PURCHASE" aligns w/ which date. Feels sadist (in the most minor, banal, and unimportant sense).

    0 points
  • Posted to AMA: JD Hooge, Instrument, in reply to JD Hooge , Jun 01, 2016

    I'd love to hear more about your model.

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design: Minimill, in reply to Jeff Hilnbrand , Mar 22, 2016

    FWIW, I really dig the full screen color and like the high contrast (because the transitions are so beautiful :) But I did have a strong negative reaction to the last project's background (Unscan) because the orange/white background of the mock sort of blends into the orange background of the page. I guess my vote's for even more contrast (between the example designs and the page background). Overall looks great!

    2 points
  • Posted to Just don't., Mar 08, 2016

    I think the point is that some auto-correct features correct from an actual word to a word that, while more frequently used, is not the word the user was trying to type. I run into this problem all the time with my phone, and it's a pain in the butt!

    1 point
  • Posted to UX Animation Workflow: User Onboarding Screens (Principle), Nov 02, 2015

    Anyone know how the prototype knew to "rest" on the different screens? It seemed to be built into principle. Is it automatic? Editable?

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Master's degree with great focus on design thinking, Oct 23, 2015
    • d.school at stanford is big on design thinking, but it offers no degree--just open to masters students in other disciplines (unless that's changed?)
    • Check out CCA's design MBA program -- i know design thinking's a big part of their MO.
    • CMU has an IxD program AND an HCI program. check out both.
    • SVA offers an IxD program that has a great reputation. they're very connected.

    I think where you apply should depend on what you want to learn but also what you think you want to do afterwards. do you have an idea of what you want to be doing after you apply/attend/graduate?

    1 point
  • Posted to Sketch Users: How do you align text vertically?, in reply to Cristian Moisei , Aug 16, 2015

    It's worth being a little more charitable to the commenter, Cristian. They put effort into responding, and their suggestion actually does solve your problem as stated in certain situations. If you explained why you don't see it as a solution, it would help others better understand your problem.

    4 points
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