Leanne Macaspac

Toronto Product Designer at Shopify Joined over 7 years ago

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  • Posted to Foreignrap , in reply to M. Appelman , Aug 02, 2017

    yeah! It's interesting how formulaic the current sound of rap (in North America) is that it's translating internationally

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  • Posted to ATM for kids - A UX Case Study, Apr 03, 2017

    Interesting stuff, thanks for sharing!

    I worked on a similar project where they wanted to teach kids how to save. Definitely stressed me out because I didn't know the first thing about designing for kids either. One of the challenges I had were really nailing down the age range we wanted to target—someone who's 12-16 years old won't learn or find things engaging the same way that 5-8 year old kids would, so to say that a persona of 5-16 years might be too broad.

    • Things like material design are aesthetically pleasing for us, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's engaging for them. Same with immersive audio; we're not interested in hearing sounds every time we click/tap a button, but kids enjoy it (and it helps them with cognitive understanding).

    I found this after finishing my project (naturally): http://www.bbc.co.uk/gel/guidelines/how-to-design-for-children

    Maybe you'll get a kick out of it.

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  • Posted to Black In History - A side project curating the names of influential Black Americans, Mar 21, 2017

    This is great! Thanks for sharing

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  • Posted to These Beats Are Dope - A Curated Mixtape for Kanye West, Jan 06, 2017

    This is insane.

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  • Posted to AMA: Vox Product Accessibility Guidelines, Aug 31, 2016

    How would you recommend integrating thinking about accessibility in terms of the design process? i.e., Do you begin with selecting appropriate fonts, followed by creating accessible brand colors? Or do you begin with wireframing?

    I suppose it could be a project-by-project basis (sometimes clients won't introduce branding until mid-wireframing, if not in the middle of high-fidelity mockups), but ideally what's the recommended process?

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