Tool tips with David Louie

David Louie

June 9, 2015

David LouieTool tips is a regular series where Hightail employees share their life’s most essential apps, online services and websites. Next up is UX Designer, David Louie.

Working tool
Prototyping is an important part of the UX toolkit. It helps in designing the ‘feel’ part of a product’s ‘look and feel’. After trying a bunch of the new prototyping tools, I decided to go deep on Framer Studio. I love how it can be used for small vignettes or full flows and how it streamlines sharing and provides full control of the micro-interactions since it’s a code-first tool. Framer was integral in prototyping the Hightail Spaces mobile and web apps.
Hightail Spaces versioning prototypes via Framer

Dylan via Everyday appPlaytime
I’m a fan of finding things people already do and then designing that thing out with intention – paving the cow paths or the adaptive path idea. Case in point are those self-portrait every day videos – but creating them, especially before camera phones, must have been a major pain. Luckily, someone paved that cow path and created the Everyday app, which I use multiple times a day to take portraits of my three boys. It’s only been a couple of months, but fast forward another couple of years and I’ll have an artifact that will be a digital treasure.

General Resource
Zite is an app that makes me feel like I learned something. You plug in your topics of interest and it feeds you the freshest content on said topic. I know the Zite brain is plugged into Flipboard now, but I still prefer the original. I’m old fashioned.

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