emily carlin

emily carlin

cambridge, ma product designer at you need a budget (ynab) Joined about 7 years ago

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  • Posted to What does this portfolio site convey to you?, Sep 12, 2019

    The colors are nice + I like the visuals in general.

    The case studies seem well done from a quick scan. Didn't really dig in to the content but I'd echo what other folks have said: everything is too big. Text that is a bit larger than average makes sense with the visual aesthetic you have going, but its current size makes the case studies borderline unreadable.

    One thing I noticed is that the contrast on pink/white sections is a bit low (3.7:1 by my check). It is probably a good idea to bump that up, especially if accessibility is something you focus on as a strength.

    Small copy thing: I don't think"case-study" or "ux-research" should be hyphenated.

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  • Posted to You may not know this hidden secondary clipboard on Mac, May 30, 2019

    Speaking of clipboards, does anyone else use the Alfred Powerpack "clipboard history" feature? I do not know how I'd live without it -- easy shortcut access to everything you've copied within whatever timeframe you want.

    You have to pay for the Powerpack but it's a one-time license and in my opinion so worth it!


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  • Posted to new personal site - feedback welcome! , in reply to Mianje Yakuza , Apr 01, 2019

    This is so nice! Really appreciate it :)

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  • Posted to new personal site - feedback welcome! , in reply to Roel van Hintum , Apr 01, 2019

    this is so helpful, thank you !

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  • Posted to new personal site - feedback welcome! , in reply to Andrew Washuta , Mar 27, 2019

    Thanks Andrew! Also, just out of curiosity, what do you mean about the dot grid and the work matching up? Aligning the cards to the grid or matching that dot grid style within the case study pages themselves. I kind of want to do the latter, not totally sure. In any case, I appreciate you taking a look!

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  • Posted to new personal site - feedback welcome! , in reply to Trevor Kay , Mar 27, 2019

    Thanks to both of you for the optimization observations + tips ... I really appreciate it! Going to make some updates over the weekend.

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  • Posted to Re-entering the field after 4 years – what did I miss, in reply to Gabriella C , Jan 03, 2019

    Yeah, I think that's pretty safe to say. That being said, in the past 3 or so years I've seen folks use Axure a few times for really complex prototypes that require logic, since tools like Invision don't allow for any kind of conditional branching based on the data people enter or button they click (except in a hard-coded way).

    On the bright side, the standard prototyping tools people use today (with the exception of maybe Framer if you don't have coding experience) are extremely simple and easy to learn.

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  • Posted to What's your favorite onboarding design?, Apr 25, 2018

    Great collection of onboarding experiences here: https://www.useronboard.com/user-onboarding-teardowns/

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  • Posted to Are you using version control for Sketch? Share your workflow if you are (and your workflow if you aren't!), Mar 21, 2018

    I've been using Abstract for a while. At one point, I was working on a project with two other designers and the value of Abstract was pretty clear from a collaboration standpoint. It was really cool to be able to see exactly what folks were working on / compare versions / etc.

    However, for the past three or so months I've been using Abstract as a solo designer. I honestly can't decide if it's helpful to my workflow or not. I feel like I haven't been able to find a good cadence for committing my work. I'd be super curious to hear how any folks out there that use Abstract as individuals work -- like, the nitty gritty of how/when you commit, merge to master, etc.

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  • Posted to Inspect or Zeplin?, in reply to Jens Roels , Nov 28, 2017

    Thanks for the thoughts.

    And yeah, I'm also really excited about the dev handoff feature coming out in Abstract. I think Invision will start to become a pure prototyping tool in my workflow then and less a "source of truth" / presentation layer / etc.

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