Yen Lai

Yen Lai

Joined over 9 years ago via an invitation from Allan G.

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  • Posted to Feedback on website design: Rublon, Nov 14, 2021

    Honest feedback: nothing directly wrong with it, but feels generic and doesn’t communicate what the company does, visually. I’d have to read (lol) to understand what I’m looking at, and no one reads on the web.

    0 points
  • Posted to Pocket Casts Web Player v2, Sep 25, 2017

    Super nice work.

    Are you dynamically pulling the color values from the podcast artwork and using it as the accent color on the controls?

    PS, I use the app on my phone, and chose it simply because it was the nicest looking app. Thanks for all the work.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Headshot on my resume? , Mar 06, 2017

    please don't include a headshot.

    in fact, why are you even thinking of doing it? seriously. what is the point?

    0 points
  • Posted to Plagiarism or Inspiration?, Jun 29, 2016


    4 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Sam Reich, Jun 10, 2016

    Nice and simple. Well done Kim.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ad Blocking – Seth Godin, in reply to Clay MacTavish , Sep 22, 2015

    I don't know what your data is, but I think that data can be interpreted however you like. Especially if your livelihood depends on it, as yours apparently does.

    Reminds me of an Upton Sinclair quote: It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.

    And here's some data for you, since iOS9's release, ad blockers have held the top spot for paid apps on the store. And has had at least 2 of the top 4 and at one point 3 of the top five. What does that data tell you?

    0 points
  • Posted to Ad Blocking – Seth Godin, in reply to Clay MacTavish , Sep 21, 2015


    Apple has made it possible, consumers made the choice to make Marco's Peace app, at 2.99, the number one selling app until it was pulled.

    As for consumers clicking on the ads? I don't know about you, but I only click them on accident. Sites load them on an overlay, blocking all content. They lock them to the bottom, and turn the natural smooth scrolling into an absolute slog. They program auto directs that take you into the App Store unawares. These are terrible, consumer hostile behaviors.

    You should give some critical thought before posting.

    0 points
  • Posted to Let's show Apple how it's done., in reply to Xavier R , Jul 01, 2015

    What Xavier said, times 1000.

    Design solves problems within constraints. These "redesigns" by the general community that are uninformed by those constraints show a lack of understanding of what design really is.

    12 points
  • Posted to The Sliding Scale of Giving a Fuck, May 20, 2015

    Love this.

    1 point
  • Posted to Show DN: Tesla Interface Concept, Mar 17, 2015

    I try not to make negative comments about other's work. You never know the constraints and politics behind some of the decisions and it seems unfair to take pot shots from a distance.

    But, this was just a concept so it doesn't seem like there was a terrible client behind this.

    I can't believe anyone thinks it's a good idea to put that much interface behind a car that can do 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, and has a top end in the 160 mph range.

    Multiple windows? A web browser? SMS?

    This is an actual quote from the description:

    "It would require much more work and real life testing to make this concept ready for market, but we believe in the general approach and will continue to refine it. "

    6 points
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