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362: What Do Designers Even Do All Day?

September 2, 2020

This week, we try to answer one very simple question: what do designers even do all day? In The Sidebar, we discuss when and where to use system defaults versus creating a custom UI.

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In this week's Sidebar, we talk the tradeoffs of using system defaults in your designs. Are defaults boring? Practical? It depends?

Follow up:

Main Topic:

Luke Seeley asks: What do full time designers actually do all day?

Cool Things:

  • Brian shared Cocoon, an app for small group messaging that is just wonderful.
  • Marshall shared Rage Against the Machine, some music to accompany those of you who are raging...against the machine.

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