Colby Sato

San Francisco Product Designer Joined about 6 years ago

  • 2 stories
  • Posted to Space, Grids, and Layouts. The building blocks of any design system. , Oct 04, 2019

    Thanks for this article! I think I'll be returning to this in the future.

    1 point
  • Posted to 8-Point Grid: Typography On The Web, Jun 13, 2018

    Thanks for this!

    0 points
  • Posted to Chobani - Next 10 Years, Nov 28, 2017

    Drop Dead Gorgeous!

    2 points
  • Posted to UX for the Next Billion Users, Oct 23, 2017

    In"Connectivity, Culture, and Credit" the importance of bridging a cultural divide is brought up: "As Western researchers and designers, we embody a certain social class, area, or background of privilege—bridging those differences needs to be top-of-mind in order to make our work successful."

    As someone who designed products for farmers in rural Massachusetts and youth in Mississippi, I agree. I'd add that it's important to go beyond these differences being "top of mind." Thinking about differences too much can create distance. Instead, it's best to live in the environment of your users and codesign with them. Then you aren't so much designing for them as an external party, but you're designing with them as a participant in their world.

    I'd also add that you need to make sure that when you're a part of their world, you don't disturb it. And when you ask to enter your users' world, you're asking them for their time, energy, and in some cases reputation.

    2 points
  • Posted to 8-Point Grid: Vertical Rhythm, Oct 10, 2017

    Really cool to learn about how to vertically space text to make it more readable and more a e s t h e t i c.

    9 points
  • Posted to Purple: flexible boards for design teams, May 11, 2017

    Been using this for half a year and on two projects. Definitely good for collecting artifacts, summarizing work, and onboarding new collaborators to the project.

    3 points
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