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371: A Culture of Excellence

November 4, 2020

This week, we dig into practical steps for creating a culture of design excellence. In The Sidebar, we share strategies for designing adaptive interfaces that work well on any screen size.

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In this week's Sidebar, we share strategies and workflows for designing consistent interfaces across all screen sizes.

Follow up:


  • Connelly Rader says: One of my favorite thumb-able interfaces is Pocketcast’s customizable action bar at the bottom of the player. Allows the user to prioritize features and keeps them reachable 👏🏻
  • Tweetbot has customizable tabs.

Main topic:

Andrew C. Asks: ...What steps can we take to make sure that not only is the work done properly after handoff, but try to establish a more widespread culture about caring about the work everyone is doing?

Cool Things:

  • Brian shared Halide Mark II, a fantastic camera app that unlocks the power of your iPhone's camera. Major design inspiration here.
  • Marshall shared a posture corrector for men and women that has helped him to stay structurally sound in the age of COVID.

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