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Top Reads #Week 9

Im going to be posting links to some of the articles/videos that I have been reading online. These articles are mainly from the world of Government, Technology, Photography, Films, Design, Environment, Marketing, etc. Basically things that caught my eye. Notably, the Featured Image of each week’s post, will be from my favourite article. So keep guessing or get going!

This week’s edition of Top Reads and onwards, I’m going to focus and post articles I’ve read, related to my journey in the Experience Design and Startups. From being a computer engineer to a designer to maybe a founder, let’s see what that takes!

All inspiring fellows who are starting with UX or have already been a part or it, can join in and discuss the way forward into this journey.

Top Reads #Week 6

Im going to be posting links to some of the articles/videos that I have been reading online. These articles are mainly from the world of Government, Technology, Photography, Films, Design, Environment, Marketing, etc. Basically things that caught my eye.

Notably, the Featured Image of each week’s post, will be from my favourite article. So keep guessing or get going!

Purpose: Be aware, and expand your consciousness reach.

What they didn’t say

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work.”
-Ira Glass

Top Reads #Week 1

Im going to be posting links to some of the articles that I have been reading online. These articles were mostly stored in my Pocket app and Reading List since some time now. So as this section (Top Reads) gets older, you should be expecting newer articles.

These articles are mainly from the world of Government, Technology, Films, Design, Marketing, etc.

Notably, the Featured Image of each week’s post, will be from my favourite article.

Purpose: Be aware, and expand your consciousness reach.

Sketch – Tips

A fine product by Bohemian Coding, Sketch is specifically for designers who make designs for the screens. It’s the most natural way for prototyping. By convention we would all go for designing UIs with Adobe’s Photoshop, but this lightweight, fast software has changed my way of thinking. We don’t require all the features that Photoshop provides us with for designing UIs. There is no point in having such a heavy software for designing such prototypes. It offers such easy to understand tools that even a first time user wont waste much time in figuring it out . Simple yet powerful, if you still haven’t found your way to using Sketch, get your copy just after reading this.

Here are a few tips: (Courtesy: InVision Blog)

  • Duplicate anything in seconds.

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  • Get your grid on.

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  • Change opacity on the go.

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  • Size your artboards right.

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  • Measure distances.

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  • Totally abuse symbols.

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  •  Save frustration with “Scale”.

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  • Move shapes while you draw them.

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  • Use shared styles now, thank yourself later.

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  • Maximise your workspace.

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  • Use Plug-ins effortlessly. 

Here is a link to all the plugins you could use, to enhance your experience with Sketch.

 

Is it by mistake or by design?

Recently, while going through an article on Medium, beginning my voyage to the designing world. I found out about this brilliant design documentary. A documentary film that provides a look at the creativity behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. This is for all those who are from the non-design background and have never thought about products as profoundly as a designer does.

This feature-length documentary consists of talks by the most reputed designer of this age, from London, New York, Paris and even Tokyo.

You’ll never look at your next toothbrush (or your next any product) in quite the same way after watching this astute, elegant inquiry into the purpose and process of industrial design. — ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Photoshop at 25

Adobe Photoshop was created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll, and then ultimately launched in February of 1990.

Its been a long and quite successful journey since then and this is the collaboration video that Adobe created for their 25th year anniversary, to celebrate the tool that has helped shape creativity, artists from all over the world contributed their most amazing dreams—and their working files with layers. This day Adobe is the leader in industry grade, with the entire world pinning one’s hope on this software. A miracle machine to create designs, prints, web and everything else.

Dream On!