Mike Small

Toronto Experience Designer Joined almost 9 years ago

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  • Posted to Best production design in Black Mirror's third season?, in reply to Benjamin Wil , Nov 14, 2016

    Thanks a good point! I'm sure in that future there's still a huge market for repairing mobile devices lol!

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  • Posted to Best production design in Black Mirror's third season?, in reply to Cristian Moisei , Nov 14, 2016

    I actually thought the UI in Nosedive was quite well done if not a tad bit scary due to the trend we're already seeing with flat design.

    What interested me even more was the episodes depiction of how the devices seamlessly and wirelessly connected to each other such as the enhanced reality contact lenses and ear buds. The phones also all looked the exact same, signifying that hardware innovation in that future seems to have converged to pretty much a point where all manufacturers cannot iterate farther then the competition, or maybe one just won out over the others. We can already see signs of this happening.

    The semi-translucent look of the phones was also very interesting. If everything is wireless, not a far fetched idea, as look at what Apple has forced upon their users just this year with removing the headphone jack and introducing the AirPods. Tech like that could be possible in a shorter amount of time then I think most people realize. With Apple already making such a bold move, love it or hate it, it does open up doors for further innovation with regards to the form factor of our mobile devices. And when hardware is allowed to be very innovative once again then opportunities for new UI patterns will emerge which I think is very good news for UI artists such as ourselves.

    Just saying ;)

    Nice post btw Benjamin. I'm really enjoying the show so far and love some of the ideas presented for the future of UI and hardware and where it may or may not take us.


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  • Posted to Ask DN: What are your favorite YouTube Channels?, Sep 28, 2016

    I could list a thousand but my main go to's are:

    Cold Fusion - This Aussie dood is smart as hell and his mini documentaries are super engaging.

    Gaming Historian - Well put together mini docs about classic gaming.

    Flux - Really cool and smart Israeli designer vlog.

    80's Commercial Vault - For when I feel like getting my nostalgia on.

    Good idea for this list Andy. Lately I've really been into YouTube as well. So much good stuff out there! ;)


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  • Posted to Site Design: 3magine Inc., May 10, 2016

    Super slick and extremely well put together site! Bringing some respect to my hometown ;) Can I come work for you guys!!! ;)

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Anyone managed to get a refund from The Grid?, Apr 11, 2016

    I received one a few months ago after my first attempt. I was pretty forceful in my email by being clear that they had not fulfilled their end, as the product was well over a year behind the initial promised release date, and still not even a beta test invite on the horizon for me. I think I was one of the first 5000 founding members. I basically said that I had lost all interest in using The Grid even if access was suddenly granted.

    Anyways Mark, I got the initial idea of how to form my cancellation email from this thread.

    Hope it works out for you bud!

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