We evaluated these last Fall and went with Abstract.
InVision has a bad habit of charging fees for anyone you give access to. Abstract’s “guest” users — who could view design specs — are free.
Zeplin is good, but Abstract allowed us to avoid having to add a product like Zeplin to our workflow.
Instagram did the right thing not making a UI icon a copy of the brand mark.
First, this protects the brand mark from becoming pedestrian the way the brand Kleenex© can’t protect the mis-use of the word kleenex by any tissue maker. They need to protect that glyph from becoming other…
Does Pinterest work for you, or do you work for Pinterest?
When Pinterest stops being a research tool, and starts becoming a reflection of your personal brand, it’s time to question the amount of time you spend curating it.
Great read. Reminds me of motorcyclists who give a two-finger wave. It doesn’t matter what kind of motor-powered, two-wheeled vehicle (scooter, cruiser, street bike) if you watch for it you can observe the 1.5 second gesture.
For me Flipboard comes the closest, because it consumes web sites, Twitter and Instagram in a way that I can fine tune. Skateboarding, photography, UX, the First Amendment, motorcycles. Roughly.
The best move I made years ago was making Facebook into Familybook and Linkedin became Professionalbook.
Great read. UX people from agency backgrounds call this a Creative Brief. Having gone in house — I’m at a 501(c)(3) — I’ve tried to bring the Creative Brief to the org. My mantra is, no UX team should sprinkle their UX pixie dust until the organization agrees with the 5 Ws (who, what, when, where, why). I agree with you that UX is the attempt to answer the How.