Bullshit Jobs to Basic Income : Redesiging economic rewards

Bullshit Job : not what you think David Graeber has turned what would have happily stayed a colourful expression of our daily lives into an actual concept. In his book Bullshit Jobs - A Theory published fairly recently in 2018, he expands on the concept : A bullshit job is one that even the person doing it secretly believes need not, or should not, exist. That if the job, or even the whole industry, were to vanish, either it would make no difference to anyone, or the world might even be a slightly better place....

September 30, 2020 · 4 min · YS

Design like you care

Design is at the core of everything you do. The piece of hardware you are using to read this post has been designed. The website you read is the result of a design process.   Design is about creating the experience that will allow your audience to enjoy from what you want to give them.  As a kid you’ve designed carefully this present for your mum on mother’s day....

June 10, 2019 · 5 min · YS

Tools don’t matter

Can you design iOS with Microsoft Word? Well maybe you never thought it was possible, have a look at the video and then let’s talk… When you know what you want to create, when you have a clear vision of the result then tools are merely a way to get there and you will get to the result you want. In the video above, you can see a perfect execution of someone executing the iOS design into Microsoft Word....

May 22, 2019 · 2 min · Johann Savalle

Open source UI Kits pour le Web

UI Kit Site: https://getuikit.com/ GitHub: https://github.com/uikit/uikit Stream Ui Kit Site: https://htmlstream.com/templates/stream-ui-kit Basé sur Bootstrap. One Nexus Site: http://www.onenexus.io/ Basé sur Synergy, un framework front-end pour la génération de composant UI et Kayzen, un systeme de grille CSS – tous réalisé par la même équipe. Milligram Simple Juste 2kb https://milligram.io/ Tabler Un des meilleurs UI de dashboard Open Source. Basé sur Bootstrap Le code est clean La logique est claire et bien conçue....

October 17, 2018 · 1 min · Johann Savalle

Exploring user offboarding – UX reading list

Designing Friction For A Better User Experience Offboarding — The Way to Say Goodbye to Your Users Design Pleasant Cancellation Experience and Improve Retention Offboard as a designer Offboarding: How and How Not to End Relationships with Users

August 20, 2018 · 1 min · Johann Savalle

Creating a user persona in a lean development context

Awesome talk. I’ll add some organised notes in there later. Meanwhile just watch the talk. (Speaker is Adrian Howard)<div class=‘avia-video avia-video-16-9 av-lazyload-immediate av-lazyload-video-embed ' itemprop=“video” itemtype=“https://schema.org/VideoObject" data-original_url=‘https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_XFltujnkE’ >  Just some quick notes while listening: WAP used to be a thing. I forgot about that. You are not the only one who produced made-up persona (you know, when you don’t talk to a customer before you do the persona – happens a lot especially when surrounded by the marketing folks)...

June 16, 2018 · 1 min · Johann Savalle

Design is at the crossroad of business technology and art

I look at design as a univeral tool for problem solving. However most people and client I meet seem to see design only as the visual aspect of the solution. The “How it looks” versus being the “how it works“. So I decided to make a visual represention of it. Design is everywhere Design sit really at the crossroad of three fields – Art, Business and tech Art, most often is the one it is associated with – in a world view where designers are just artists-for-hire to prettify the stuff the developpers/engineers do....

March 31, 2018 · 2 min · Johann Savalle

Préparer votre site pour le mobile avec Sizzy

Avec la quantité croissante de tailles d’écrans sur lesquels votre site va être affiché, il est facile de s’y perdre. Oui, tout ça, ceux sont des résolutions d’écran Pour vous aider à voir comment votre site fonctionne sur le téléphone mobile, il y a maintenant Sizzy. Sizzy est un outil open source (sources disponible ici) et proposant une fonctionnalité simple mais très utile. Il simule votre site dans pratiquement toutes les tailles d’écran mobile et tablettes, existant sur le marché....

May 11, 2017 · 1 min · Johann Savalle

Constraints, Creativity, Startups, Funding

When options are limited, people produce more solutions – not less. When people are limited they try to improve and optimise.  The opposite is true. It is known as Parkinson’s Law : “Work expands so as to fill the time available for it’s completion”  Well, seems like what is true for time budget is also true for financial budget. The more money there is available the more money you will use for your project....

April 26, 2017 · 4 min · Johann Savalle

Faire son site – où est la vrai difficulté ?

Si seulement faire son site était aussi simple que veut nous le suggérer la dernière pub de Wix…  Même si des plateformes comme Wix et autre Weebly et même WordPress ont permis de démocratiser le web, et c’est une très bonne chose en soi…. il n’en reste pas moins que la dure réalité de la création de site ne réside pas uniquement (voir même pratiquement pas) dans sa difficulté technique de réalisation mais bien dans sa capacité à vendre....

February 6, 2017 · 2 min · Johann Savalle

So you want to sell stuff online

Selling online has the highest profit margin. It’s also one of the cheapest way to sell direct to consumer at scale. That’s also why it is growing rapidly over the past 5 years, and it will keep growing as the world is going increasingly digital. So, if you want to make the jump to ecommerce and sell online, let’s have a look at what you want to consider before you build anything....

November 14, 2016 · 10 min · YS

Dites non aux Sliders!

Designers et designeuses! Camarades du pixel! Ne cédez pas à la tyrannie du carousel, ni à la facilité de son coté gadget ou bien parce que un client le réclame. Les vrais chiffres des sliders En moyenne, 1% vont cliquer sur une des slides et dans 89% des cas ce sera la slide en première position. Ce n’est pas moi qui le dit ce sont les stats de ND.EDU rapportées par Erik Runyon....

May 22, 2016 · 2 min · Johann Savalle