Week 2: Designing without a designer, and the video that had the biggest impact on me as a designer.

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Designing Without a Designer Material Design

I will be giving a speech at the ViDIA May 2018 Meetup. I will be talking about how developers can take advantage of some of the free tools out there to have a better start with their designs when they don't have access to a designer.

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ViDIA May 2018

The One Video That Changed Me as a Designer

I've shared this video with my design team and every designer that I have worked with in the past. I suggest every designer watch this video at least once a month.They tell me, "but it's one hour! I'm not going to watch it once a month!" So I say, "okay, fine. Watch it twice a year."Anyways... here's the video: 

Mike Monteiro: 13 Ways Designers Screw Up Client Presentations

The hardest part of design is presenting work. I’ve seen people who did amazing work get up in front of a client and lay eggs. I’ve also seen people do alright work and wind clients around their little finger. Optimally, you want to do good work and present it well. But I’d rather have a good designer who can present well than a great designer who can’t. Work that can’t be sold is as useless as the designer who can’t sell it. Presenting is a core design skill. In this session we’ll go over the most common mistakes designers make when presenting their work, and how to avoid them.

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Free Resource of the Week

Apple CarPlay template for when you're designing an app that targets drivers. You need to test how it looks in the car. Ideally you should be testing these in a real car running the app, but when there's no access, this should do.

This template was created byTommy Incrosnatu

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🌟As always, I wish you luck with whatever you're working on. 

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