Framer Studio: A new interaction design tool.(

almost 9 years ago from Jonathan Levy, Product Developer @revealparis

  • Clark WimberlyClark Wimberly, almost 9 years ago

    If you've got a designer that's using Framer with success, I'd love to hire him/her. Seriously, designers are using CoffeeScript to show a developer how they want things coded?

    I guess that's why Framer doesn't seem to fit into the flow for me— no designer I know would be able to use it unassisted.

    (unless that designer wears all the hats)

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    • Matthew R. MillerMatthew R. Miller, almost 9 years ago

      I guess some would consider me one of those rare "unicorn" designers who codes, hand letters, produces icon sets, and can wireframe with the best of them, so I'm definitely not above learning CoffeeScript if it will help improve my finished product. At some point or another, I've used Framer, After Effects, Quartz, Origami with Quartz and Keynote to animate. I personally prefer After Effects but it has its drawbacks.

      Lately I've been fortunate enough to worth with a developer in which all I have to do is provide him an AE interaction prototype and he can bang out the animation without much further input from me.

      As far as those who wear all the hats, we're everywhere. We just mostly freelance (though I opt not to. I can't find a bizdev hat that fits me well enough).

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      • Clark WimberlyClark Wimberly, almost 9 years ago

        I wear all the above hats and still find it hard to believe there is a large section of designers using this tool properly.

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        • Ale MuñozAle Muñoz, almost 9 years ago (edited almost 9 years ago )

          I guess it all depends on what you consider a "large section of designers", and what you think that means in relation to the tool. Example: a "large section of designers" don't even know HTML, and that doesn't make it a bad tool, does it?

          Anyway, this is from Framer's site:

          (The list is far from complete, judging from the amount of designers from other big companies that we've interacted with during the last months while working on the Sketch integration : )

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