Ed Chao

Ed Chao

Design, Dropbox Joined over 9 years ago via an invitation from Pete L.

  • 4 stories
  • Posted to Framer Scroll and Page Components, Apr 03, 2015

    If I could give all the upvotes..

    1 point
  • Posted to Origami 2.0 vs Framer, Feb 27, 2015

    Time and again I am impressed by what QC/Origami and Form can achieve with noodle based programming. They are very much on equal footing with Framer in their end result. However I highly prefer the clarity and share-ability of Framer projects. Koen Bok has done a remarkable job making coding feel simple by providing a thoughtful library of methods that handle drawing, states, and events in an understandable way.

    0 points
  • Posted to Twitter's new "favorite" animation is a static image, in reply to Pete Lada , Jan 08, 2015

    thanks Plada, yeah, you know what I did first.

    3 points
  • Posted to AMA: I'm Julie Zhuo, director of product design @ Facebook, Oct 30, 2014


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  • Posted to Ask DN: Lightweight alternatives to Evernote?, in reply to Adam Howell , Sep 30, 2014

    I love Simplenote. It's probably one of my top ten favorite apps. Talk about as little UI as possible.

    0 points
  • Posted to The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design, Sep 23, 2014

    This brings me to think of Flipboard's dynamic layout system. http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/23/layout-in-flipboard-for-web-and-windows/

    0 points
  • Posted to Quartz Composer vs Form vs Pixate, in reply to Vitor Fernandes , Sep 18, 2014


    Quartz composer and form have the same issue for me. More complex prototypes usually look like spaghetti and meatballs. And it is rare to be able to pass it off to a developer or designer and have them understand it easily.

    That said, it is an interesting system, and for some people it really works.

    2 points
  • Posted to Who else got in to the Pixate beta today?, Sep 08, 2014

    As for ease of use, pixate is mindblowingly good. I am honestly really impressed. However in the case of putting together more complex, large-scale interactions that use fixture data, at this point framer is still my fave. This may change so we'll see. Excited to see how interaction design grows in the next couple of years because of these tools.

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What’s your interaction design process, from pencil to prototype ?, Aug 26, 2014
    • Visual Design - Sketch App
    • Interaction Design - Framer (I don't enjoy Quartz Composer because it looks like spaghetti noodles and opaque meatballs, reading other people's projects is cray)
    • Quick flow prototype - InVision

    Concerning process: Even though you can technically divide your design process into phases (pencil to prototype), it's never really that clean cut for me. Though I do generally walk through the standard rough sketches > wireframes > mocks > code, being able to move back and forth between phases or even overlapping them, (like thinking of the visuals, while thinking of the flow or sketching a rough diagram while working on an interaction) just feels more natural. For me, each phase in design informs and inspires another.

    1 point
  • Posted to Kill the Dashboard in OS X , Aug 22, 2014

    thank you.

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