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On Design Tools

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June 06, 2014

On Design Tools

A quick talk I gave at ValioCon in June 2014 about design tools, their importance and role in our lives, and the opportunity we have to make better tools.

QCDevice Patch Demo Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xln77i5kiv2le3a/PhotoFlick.mov

Carousel Lightbox Demo Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mzecoedmtrk0iqh/carousel_lightbox.mov

Tweak Demo Videos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g53esidmxg02d2v/AACasoI_wHkQkIgHgCqFzt5Ba

Github: https://github.com/joshpuckett/
Tweak: http://tweakapp.co



June 06, 2014

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  11. Design is more than just pixels, so our tools should

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  12. Our designs live in fully interactive environments Touches, gestures, orientation,

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  17. Our tools should enable us to design in this same

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  21. Tools can help encourage exploration, or limit our output.

  22. Toward better design tools

  23. “Creators need an immediate connection to what they create” -

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  24. Properties of better design tools

  25. Design tools should: Have the same properties as the medium

    for which we are designing.
  26. Design tools should: Allow for direct manipulation and instantaneous feedback.

  27. Design tools should: Use real, representative data

  28. Design tools should: Be able to adapt to changing constraints

    and contexts
  29. Design tools should: Be optimized for implementation

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  37. Tools shape our ability to bring form to ideas, so

    let’s push the limits of what our tools can do.
  38. Thanks! @joshpuckett ! Questions?