Scott Perket

1,873 Flips | 8 Magazines | 11 Likes | 29 Following | 1,450 Followers | @scottperket | Husband, father, and product designer in San Francisco.

Emotional Intelligence in Design

How Design Grows Up<p>We’re on a journey together, you and me. We’ve come a long way, but design for the web is still in its adolescence. In the early …

Design Thinking as a Strategy for Innovation

How do you create a strategy for guaranteeing that innovation and creativity flourish in your organization?<p>When design principles are applied to …

Apple has published a great free learn to code course for Swift — on GitHub

<i>TL;DR: Apple has apparently, via some sort of collaboration with a university professor, published last week — during WWDC — a really solid-looking</i> …

The One Thing Every Leader Needs to Learn: How to Scale Change

<b>Adam Pisoni</b> <i>recently joined</i> <i>Responsive.org</i><i>, a new movement dedicated to helping companies become more agile, adaptive and empowering. Previously, he</i> …

The Design Sprint — GV

The sprint gives teams a shortcut to learning without building and launching.<p>The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business …

UX Design

ZURB

About Marissa Louie<p>The old adage used to be “Engineers rule Silicon Valley” but that has changed dramatically over the past few years as the …

UX Design

From 0 to $1B - Slack's Founder Shares Their Epic Launch Strategy

“HELL YEAH WE'RE USING @SlackHQ AT WORK I. LOVE. SLACK.”<p>“Dear @SlackHQ, I love you. Yours, Dan”<p>“@SlackHQ YOU COMPLETE ME”<p>You’ve probably heard about …

Product Management

11 tips for prototyping with Sketch

The fine folks over at Bohemian Coding built Sketch specifically for designers who make things for screens, so it’s a natural for prototyping.<p>Here …

UX Design

Embrace (in)consistency

Consistency is a powerful thing. As humans we subconsciously expect harmony and order in our everyday interactions. There’s a reason every stop sign …

How to Disagree (Without Being a Jerk)

Picture the average meeting in your company. Do the same people seem to do all the talking? Do you often feel like your ideas go unnoticed? You’re …

OpenOffice

Ditch irrelevant mobile-first strategies and put people first

While businesses hurriedly develop digital strategies and think mobile first, are they shifting the focus from the only thing that matters – customers?<p>We’re surrounded by some of the most exciting technology the world has ever seen; we’ve got contactless payments, robotic assistants, mobile …

Google Glass

Variable Fonts for Responsive Design

Choosing typefaces for use on the web today is a practice of specifying static fonts with fixed designs. But what if the design of a typeface could …

Typography

Execute Like a Rookie, Lead Like a Multiplier

In 1989, Liz Wiseman took her first job out of business school at a mid-size startup called Oracle. With no previous experience, she was recruited as …

Customer Journey Map | User Journey Experience | Sailthru

<i>Editor’s Note: Customer journey mapping is an incredibly useful exercise for many brands to understand and improve the customer experience for its</i> …

Customer Experience

Adapting Information Architecture for Lean and Agile Environments with DoGo Mapping

<b>A good practice when building anything is to begin with the end in mind, and information architecture provides a context for doing just that when</b> …

Here's the Advice I Give All of Our First Time Founders

Aaron Patzer had come to a crossroads. He knew he was onto something with Mint — but he realized he couldn’t be a successful CEO and also run product …

Customer Service

Building the workplace we want – Several People Are Typing — The Official Slack Blog

We’ve talked a lot internally about the kind of workplace that we want at Slack. <b>Nolan Caudill</b>, our Engineering Chief of Staff, first wrote about the …

Hand

Using decision tables to support contextual targeting in your UI.

Historically, marketers have given targeting a bad name, with creepy email campaigns and annoying ads that follow you around – but the fact is, …

Google Chrome

How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics

Behind the scenes of information architects’ creative processes.<p>The best infographics are clear, easy to digest, and eye-catching. But the process of distilling data into a neat little chart, bar graph, or venn diagram usually requires pages and pages of messy preparatory sketches, which are rarely …

How to Be That Designer

The one that everyone *loves* to work with<p>It’s the new year, and of course you have ambitious goals. To accomplish them, you’re probably going to …

How to create animated GIFs for UI design presentations: Part 1

You may have seen really cool animated GIFs that design professionals are using to present UI design on Behance, Dribble and other design communities …

Ben Blumenfeld | Crossing Over - Career Transition | CreativeMornings/SF

About the speaker<p>Ben Blumenfeld is the co-director of the Designer Fund. Previously, Ben was a design lead at Facebook for over 5 years where he …

Codes of Conduct

Going Pro

What it takes to be a lead designer at a top startup<p>Over the past couple years at Designer Fund we’ve worked closely with many top startups to grow …

Website Style Guide Resources

Real life pattern libraries, code standards documents and content style guides.<p>By <b>IBM</b><p>Carbon is the design system for IBM Cloud products. It is a …

Style Guides

The Best Mobile Apps Of 2014

Have all these apps downloaded? If not, you should!<p>There are a lot more to mobile apps than just Angry Birds. The best apps of 2014 are rethinking the way we consume news, socialize, create and consume art, call for help, comprehend scientific principles, and of course, approach our daily work. …

Designing the Lyft Split Payment Experience Using Pixate and Framer

<i>Prototyping was a crucial part of our design process for exploration and iteration, gathering feedback from stakeholders, and communicating the</i> …

Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty

I didn’t go looking for grief this afternoon, but it found me anyway, and I have designers and programmers to thank for it. In this case, the …

Unexamined Privilege is the real source of cruelty in Facebook’s “Your Year in Review”

UNEXAMINED PRIVILEGE is the real source of cruelty in Facebook’s “Your Year in Review”—a feature conceived and designed by a group to whom nothing …