Matthaeus Krenn

Matthaeus Krenn

from Vienna Joined over 10 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. Matthaeus has invited Barton Smith, Maximilian Kiener, Brian Chan

  • 15 stories
  • Posted to Ask DN: How did you come up with an App Idea?, Jul 20, 2014

    A lot of good things have been said here already.

    One thing I would add: don't underestimate the power of starting with a tiny idea and having fun building on it. E.g. What ideas can you come up with that start with the question "wouldn't it be crazy and awesome if .... ?".

    You can think of a small, crazy idea as an experiment. Take the pressure of having to solve a serious problem or address an existing market away. Make something small, fun and new and then see if it catches on. If it does, you have an indicator that you might have something cool, you'll be motivated to continue and it'll be exciting. If it's lame, you just throw it in the trash and start over. It was just a silly experiment after all.

    I mean... Wouldn't it be crazy/awesome if there was an app that just said "yo" to its users?

    1 point
  • Posted to Facebook’s Julie Zhuo is not just a pixel pusher, Jun 10, 2014

    "just a pixel pusher"?

    Last time I checked, design was about making stuff.

    1 point
  • Posted to Pushing iOS, May 30, 2014

    I disagree with numbers of taps as a metric for simplicity.

    However, it's nice to see someone put the effort into a concept that goes beyond a re-skin. He actually tries to (more or less sensibly) introduce new ideas with some respect for the existing system.

    5 points
  • Posted to Braun SK55 — Minimally Minimal, in reply to Bilal Mohammed , Apr 10, 2014


    0 points
  • Posted to First go at Facebooks Origami, Mar 30, 2014

    Just curious: do you know about -webkit-transform?

    1 point
  • Posted to Moto 360, Mar 18, 2014

    That is such a bad Photoshop job, it's not even funny.

    3 points
  • Posted to Cake — A beautiful reddit app for iPhone, Mar 12, 2014

    Wow. Such beauty.

    4 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Hermès - L'esprit artisan, Mar 10, 2014

    I love how Hermès translates their French traditional, hand-made, quality craft ethos to digital media.

    1 point
  • Posted to Designing a timeless smart watch , Mar 07, 2014

    I find everything about this design philosophy regressive. The UI doesn't even reference the fact that the display is round.

    1 point
  • Posted to Why Geisha is now Panda, in reply to Allison House , Mar 04, 2014

    If you don't think empathy and sensitivity are a critical part of your work, you may want to sit with that for a minute.

    Yeah, it's pretty interesting how eager some folks here are to go on record, essentially dismissing the importance of their audience's perception, the need for empathy, and of creating all-inclusive, non-discriminating environments.

    Every person who is trying to build a good design team right now is hugely worried about diversity. Want to minimize your chances of getting considered for a position? Publicly post how taking issue with discriminating undertones is huge waste of time!

    7 points
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