Crispo Colombo

Designer Joined almost 6 years ago

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  • Posted to Tips for whiteboard interviews from an interviewer perspective, Aug 17, 2019

    Whiteboard interviews are on their way out as they introduce a ton of unnecessary bias into the process. Google was one of the first if not the first, but even they have already done away with them. Testing problem-solving skills (aside from past experience) can be done in many ways that don't also test a candidate's social anxiety in an interview situation, any sort of fine motor skill disorder (dysgraphia, which unfortunately I have) and also placing a ton of trust that the interviewer(s) know how to put together and correctly assess the whiteboard challenge. If it's a junior designer I may give a very simple take-home, but other than that I rely heavily on the portfolio and my personal experience with the candidate (this part takes some skill too). That being said, I'm more than happy to take the cast-offs with social anxiety, bad drawing skills, stage fright, dyslexia, dysgraphia, but otherwise promising to great designers.

    1 point
  • Posted to Interaction Design Inspiration – Apr 2019, Apr 16, 2019

    I've been seeing these unrealistic After Effects interaction examples for years. Are designers really lacking actual work that they can show or are these things that just look cool as a demo? I have yet to see an application function in real life as they do in these demos, nor would I want to get constantly whooshed through the next overly dramatized transition. It would be refreshing to see some actual real-life examples that I could use as inspiration to build upon. This contributes nothing other than a portfolio piece to the easily impressed with no roots in practicality. Would love to hear another opinion on the matter.

    4 points
  • Posted to Where do you store your design assets?, Apr 06, 2019

    Using Google Drive from your desktop makes things a whole lot easier. The native folder structure is much easier to navigate than GDrive. IME, most companies I've worked with use GSuite so figuring out a good system there can make life much easier over the long-run as opposed to using a one-off system that another company may not likely be using.

    2 points
  • Posted to Introducing Latitude: Flexport's Design System, Mar 05, 2019

    I had such high hopes and was expecting more from such a large team. The color palette works well, but everything else lacks a unique identity and cohesion. The documentation is a little challenging to parse and it's not always obvious where you are in the application.

    It's also challenging to get a high-level, overall view of the design system.

    I know how much work it is to put together a design system and not to be too overly critical, but they should hold themselves to a higher standard.

    1 point
  • Posted to Advanced prototyping is now within reach, thanks to Framer X, in reply to Jorn van Dijk , Aug 16, 2018

    I would love to try it out right now, but a month from now I'll be over it.

    1 point
  • Posted to Strong prototyping tool, Jul 15, 2018

    I've found Axure to be the most versatile overall. I've tried every other tool and keep going back to it. The ux of the app overall could use some work and there's a bit of a learning curve but I haven't found anything else like it. Especially for web apps.

    2 points
  • Posted to Why T-shaped people? , Mar 27, 2018

    I don't understand the logic behind this buzzword anymore. The "T-shaped people" thing was started in 1991 and I'd say a lot has changed since then. There are fewer and fewer excuses to not be an expert in multiple areas.

    0 points
  • Posted to A New Gmail (Concept), Feb 13, 2018

    I can read my email on a bar of soap? Awesome!

    20 points
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