Zeke Franco

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Here you can find most of my what I’m doing around the Web. All of my series of tubes point here—at least the tubes with feeds.

I posted to pinterest.com

Beautiful Scissors

Can someone design beautiful scissors? Apparently, they can, but they cost about $80. I wonder if they feel and function as good as they look. I hate when scissors wiggle laterally when slicing. A firm downward slice with minimal jar and a bit of fiction when the blades meet is the best. Hard to explain, but if you made it these into this paragraph, then you know what I'm talking about. ;)

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I posted to zekefranco.me

Communication Over Process

As designers we are generally judged by our ability to output artifacts of our work. Pixel perfect Photoshop files, task-flow models, wireframes, specifications, personas and usability reports. The documents’ goal is to communicate design. But generally designers are tasked to hand over one of these documents before a certain date. The goal should be to communicate what needs to be communicated so other people in our team can do the work they need to do. Sometimes a document will serve this purpose, but many times it’s just a simple conversation or a presentation, a rough sketch, design studio or a finger pointing to something on a screen.

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I posted to delicious.com

Which One: Responsive Design, Device Experiences, or RESS?

“As more organizations realize they need to invest heavily in multi-device Web designs, the inevitable question of “how” comes up. Responsive Web design, separate sites, or something in between?” This article tries to simply this decision.

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I Hate Process. I Love Process. Slides from IXD12.

Presentation By Christina Persson & Joan Vermette.

As a designer, have you ever felt frustrated by having to break the creative process up into tiny task boxes that block the way to good design?

Have you ever felt frustrated by a lack of structure, leading to endless rework, crossed communication lines, and plain old wasted time?

There’s too much process in some cultures, and not enough in others. And we declare that we hate process or we love process, as though that were an immutable quality of our souls. But what do designers need?

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