Steven Harley

Designer @ thoughtbot Joined almost 10 years ago Steven has invited Jeff Smith

  • 5 stories
  • Posted to These 6 Trends Are Changing Website Design Forever, Sep 15, 2016

    They forgot: "Annoying full page popups asking for your email address"

    4 points
  • Posted to Show DN: Design Sprint Timer , Jun 09, 2016

    We noticed that there weren't many free timers around

    You can type "4 min timer" into Google/Chrome and it'll start a timer

    0 points
  • Posted to Apple's March event, in reply to wojtek w. , Mar 10, 2016

    Those already exist though:

    1 point
  • Posted to Taco Tuesdays: A Product Design Talk Series at thoughtbot, in reply to Ash Adamson , Nov 12, 2015

    Hey Ben, giving you the heads up before posting again.. We're having another event next week if you're still interested! Link to sign up here:

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Where Do you Go to check Current Design News?, Sep 04, 2015

    What do you mean by breaking news?

    "The latest developments in the world of UI/UX design" to me means new techniques or tools, Medium posts or similar that talk about a design challenge or case study, or new designs that bring something different to the table.. All of these things show up here, sometimes more than once!

    The only place I hear about things quicker than they show up here is twitter.

    3 points
  • Posted to Disappointing Mailbox update. Looking for new Mail client!, Aug 19, 2015

    I tried using gmail's inbox for a while when Mailbox went dark. Switched back to Mailbox yesterday and am loving it. Sure I miss the gmail shortcuts (which they've said they're adding back shortly) and some of the other nice to haves, but that doesn't bother me.

    I use Mailbox because of its really slick Later functionality and its unified inbox. It does both of those things really well (again) and I haven't been plagued with crashes (yet). Sticking to Mailbox for now, hopefully they continue to support it.

    1 point
  • Posted to Disappointing Mailbox update. Looking for new Mail client!, in reply to Phil Rau , Aug 19, 2015

    That's just silly.

    1 point
  • Posted to Design sprints: what are they for?, Aug 17, 2015

    While I think I agree with most of this post, Design Sprints can be much more broad than a single user story. I've seen them be successful in determining whether or not to bring a new product to market, to build a new mobile version of an existing product, for growth opportunities or even adding more personality to a product.

    So, while yes, they are more focused than "Discovery", I would argue that they're perfectly suited for testing the viability of a new product or feature. As for "what they're good for", IMO it's really all about validating ideas and gaining confidence for when you begin to build.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: The most beautiful open-source homepage?, Jul 20, 2015

    1 point
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