Shawn Hickman

Designer Joined over 9 years ago

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  • Posted to Sofa 2.0 iPhone app. Create lists of books, movies or tv shows to watch and read., Dec 13, 2017

    Hey everyone,

    I’m a designer who learned iOS development over the past year and built Sofa 2.0. This is my first iOS app I built from start to finish!

    Sofa allows you to create lists of movies, tv shows and books. If you’re someone who currently keeps these lists in a notes or todo app, Sofa is worth checking out.

    It’s actually version 2 and has been completely rethought from version 1. Sofa 1.0 was only movie focused, whereas Sofa 2.0 expands to tv shows and books.

    Here’s how Sofa is better than a notes app: * Quick list creation * Search for movies, tv shows and books * Poster images and details for each movie, show and book * Track what you’ve watched and read

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  • Posted to Sofa: Watch More Movies for iPhone is Launched, in reply to Joe Turner , Sep 11, 2015

    Correct, you cannot watch movies on this app. It helps you find movies to watch.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What's your favorite prototyping platform?, Mar 31, 2015

    I use a mix of Flinto/Marvel, Framer, and more recently Swift/Xcode. It depends on what I'm trying to accomplish/test. Sometimes I need something a little more polished, other times quick and dirty is good.

    Note: I hate Marvel.

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  • Posted to Any recs on rapid prototyping tools?, Sep 29, 2014

    I've been experimenting with these types of tools over the past couple months. Here are my thoughts:

    Flinto - Nice and simple way to see how your app feels. You can use basic animations to transition from screen to screen. It has some quirks, but I love it.

    InVision - I found this to be a little more complex than Flinto, but not hard to use. They have some nice collaboration features if you need to work with other people. You can also make desktop prototypes, which you can't do in Flinto.

    Pixate - I've only been playing with this for a few weeks but it seems like there is a lot of potential. It's really nice to see detailed animations and interactions before you jump into development. Pixate can do this. It's still VERY buggy, but its beta software so that is to be expected.

    Keynote - I've used Keynote for the past couple years to mockup UI and animations. You would be surprised how effective it is.

    Others There are others on my list to try: Framer, Quartz Composer, and Webflow. We are in an interesting time in design. The tools we have been using are good up till a certain point. These new tools are trying to solve a problem for us and it's fun to watch them battle it out :)

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  • Posted to Suggestomatic - Twitter bot for Google search suggestions, Sep 22, 2014

    A friend of mine made a fun little twitter bot that gives you Google search suggestions to whatever you tweet at it.

    I did the icon for him :)

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  • Posted to Concept, in reply to Johnny Lam , Jun 04, 2014

    Thanks Johnny :)

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  • Posted to Concept, in reply to Sam Mularczyk , Jun 04, 2014

    Are the big images overwhelming or was there something else?

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  • Posted to Quartz Composer and Origami workflows, in reply to Maciej Zadykowicz , May 15, 2014

    That's great advice. Thank you!

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  • Posted to LA Times redesign, May 06, 2014

    I'm still waiting for a newspaper to mimic the original Instapaper iPad UI. I find current news UI to be a insane and confusing.

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  • Posted to Dynamic Button Sketch Plugin How-To, in reply to Alexander Kudymov , May 04, 2014

    Thank YOU for creating it! It is one of my favorite tools that I use every day. Well done.

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