September 3, 2019No Comments

Teaser: a modern, atomic wireframe kit

I’m working on an atomic wireframe kit. So far, it only covers basic parts for macOS, but when it’s done it should work for cross-platform applications.

I tried out several existing wireframe kits but none of them matched my requirements. Most of the kits are outdated because they were created before Sketch offered color and type styles. I figure this was a good opportunity to flex some skills.

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August 7, 2019No Comments

12 ways to maximize 5-star ratings for your apps

I ran an Android studio for many years. We released four apps including HD Widgets, which ranked as a #1 paid app, had millions of users, and maintained a 4.5+ star rating for years.

What did we do right? What did we do wrong? Here are my insights on how to maximize 5-star ratings for your apps.

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July 26, 2019No Comments

Android exercise: OMG Star Wars 2.0

I just put the finishing touches on OMG Star Wars, an Android app demo I’ve been working on for the past few weeks.

It uses some of the original base layouts but provides a cleaner, more civilized look and feel. I got a chance to experiment more with the upcoming MaterialComponents (still in alpha) and practices with some hidden features like AutoTextSize and LayoutAnimation for RecyclerViews.

Check it out in my portfolio.

July 1, 2019No Comments

Android development exercise: OMG Star Wars!

I was recently contacted about a Senior Product Design role that is potentially a hybrid design & development role. After meeting with them and discussing my Android background, they asked that I do a take-home coding exercise based on the Star Wars API.

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March 8, 2019No Comments

Typeface study: web font combos recommended by Stepto & Son

In the process of redesigning my site, I've been brushing up on my web typography skills. I've been following Matej Latin's Better Web Type email list, reading his book, and trying out interesting combos using Adobe Fonts based on what I've learned.

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July 31, 20181 Comment

UX development exercise: Android shared element transitions

For a recent exercise, I messed around with shared element transitions in Android. This type transition is useful for selecting an image from one view that will be shown in another.

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