Tyler Somers

Tyler Somers

Designer at Odopod Joined over 10 years ago via an invitation from Miguel C.

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  • Posted to Show DN: Stamps & Sons, Oct 20, 2015

    Congrats on the launch! This looks fantastic. Perfect timing, too, I'm looking to make some stamps for something fun in our studio.

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  • Posted to Hey San Francisco, let's Meetup on September 10, Aug 11, 2015

    Count me in :)

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  • Posted to The Hamburger Menu Doesn't Work, in reply to Lete Pacey , Aug 10, 2015

    yeah, I like that your hamburger menu is just an expanded list of what is already in the global nav (did some quick digging, hope you don't mind) :)

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  • Posted to Show DN: Grid.Guide - Generating Whole Pixel Column and Gutter Widths, Aug 10, 2015

    This is incredibly helpful, thank you. However, can there also be an option for an outer half gutter? Typically, I build the gutter by creating even spacing on each side of the column, thus creating a half-sized gutter on the left and right of the grid. https://www.dropbox.com/s/095xw2vkl0ijbti/grid.jpg?dl=0

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  • Posted to Rebranding the YMCA, in reply to Jonathan Richard , Nov 18, 2014

    agree, the play symbol is nice like the arrow in FedEx, but it looks like they just threw it in

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  • Posted to Design Thinking, Jul 21, 2014

    I also lean toward designing a product that requires little thinking on the user's part. However, recently I have been thinking about the benefits of the user understanding what a product is doing.

    To go along with the washer metaphor mentioned above, I just moved into a new apartment with a brand new washer and dryer. My roommates and I had a lot of issues with using it at first since it wasn't fully installed. Eventually, we got it set up right and through the process, we learned a lot about how it functions and how we can keep it running better.

    The point that I'm getting at is that I don't think usability should be blindly clicking away. Instead, it might be better to create an experience that is both simple, but also shows the user what is happening. Help the user understand what is happening behind the scenes without adding complexity to what they have to do.

    Just my thoughts on the question.

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  • Posted to Colleges that combine design & development?, Jul 09, 2014

    I would also recommend looking at the New Media Design program at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology). The program combines both design and development very well, and the work that the program produces is outstanding.

    I wouldn't say the name of the college matters as much as the skills you are able to bring to the table. I also agree that you can learn coding separately and focus more on design during school.

    Good luck!

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