Sarah Groff-Palermo

Sarah Groff-Palermo

Data + Design Joined almost 11 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. Sarah has invited Leslie Tom, S C, Brenda Jin, Andrew Natt, Jack Lawson and 1 other

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  • Posted to, in reply to Jim Silverman , Nov 20, 2013

    This is what happens when you find out about the .gy domain at the bar.

    1 point
  • Posted to, Nov 20, 2013

    Using wordnik to make metaphors more fun.

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  • Posted to Debate: Are Hollow Icons Harder to Understand?, Oct 04, 2013

    I thought no, but then I did the poll, and like nearly everyone else, found the solid easier except in the case of the chat bubble. Surprising.

    I suspect it has something to do with the total number of lines, since all the others already had cutouts, etc.

    1 point
  • Posted to ASK DN: those of you using Bootstrap, why do you do it?, in reply to Matthew R. Miller , Aug 28, 2013

    I'm pretty sure you can just output the components/markup you need, though?

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  • Posted to ASK DN: those of you using Bootstrap, why do you do it?, Aug 27, 2013

    Basic grid already created; basic responsive features; you can use as little or as much as is useful. Why not?

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  • Posted to Designers: Magic mouse or magic trackpad?, May 28, 2013

    Wacom++ + magic trackpad for when I want the gestures (web browsing mostly)

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  • Posted to Feature Requests: Let's talk about Designer News., Mar 09, 2013

    Next / previous page mapped to the arrow keys. Best thing Tumblr ever invented and now I miss it everywhere else.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Significance of design education?, Feb 20, 2013

    Great question.

    My degree is in literary and critical theory, and originally I was going to grow up to be a writer and work in publishing. Now I am the head of user experience for a small company, which means I do a lot of the graphic design too.

    I have fallen into this job by job and step by step. When I was the managing editor of a small press, I needed to be able to work with our Quark files, then I started laying out books with the help of our designer, just for speed. When I left publishing to be an advertising pm, I learned what UX was and thought "I can do that" and had a boss who was awesome enough to let me try and coworkers who were willing to help.

    I went to a bigger agency and learned more. I wound up at a design studio full of trained designers and learned even more. Each step I was expected to make higher fidelity wireframes, till by the end I was creating designs within a pre-established system. This was helpful because it meant I had to replicate good design and extend it, but I had a framework. That combined with very high expectations meant I spent about 18 months freaking out and working hard and finally now I know enough about design to do a good job.

    That said I do feel always a little behind my colleagues in design understanding. I would never be right for a job that didn't draw on my strengths in UX. I spend a lot of my free time shoring up my design knowledge with books and personal projects and sometimes continuing ed classes. I can see the value in the education and confidence & knowledge it engenders.

    I'm not necessarily sorry about my winding path because I have had a chance to do a lot of fun things and learn a ton (and that gives me some confidence of a different sort — I know I can always "figure it out"), but if someone knows they want to be a designer and they have the opportunity to go to design school, they should.

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  • Posted to Sunrise for iPhone is out, in reply to Chris Bracco , Feb 19, 2013

    Yes, it looks neat but till there is an alternate login, I'm afraid it is not for me.

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  • Posted to Show DN: New Designer News Network Diagram, Feb 19, 2013

    It lives again!

    My friend helped me out. Friends who send pull requests are the best kind of friends. But Allan, what did the deleted user do to get deleted? That seems like the interesting story.

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