Novice No Longer Podcast: Escape Novice-dom and Build The Life You Want With Dann Berg
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Dann Berg is here to help you leave your novice-dom behind, helping you build the business and life you want. Each week, Dann interviews entrepreneurs, journalists, developers, and other interesting people, exploring how they accomplish their goals and their advice for others wishing to copy their success. Learn tactics for getting press and building products — without learning to code — to start building passive income streams that will help you fund the life you want. Before launching Novice No Longer, Dann was a staff writer at LAPTOP Magazine and worked as Reviews Editor at The Verge. His writing has also appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, Mashable, and Gizmodo.
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034 : The UX of time travel with SFCD Agency
Nov 10 14
It's a seemingly simple problem — tell the user what time it is in different countries around the world — with an endless number of solutions. There are a few questions you need to ask yourself before even touching pencil to paper: What's the best way for humans to manipulate time? And really, what is time?
SFCD Agency took a break from client work to put out its first mobile application: Miranda. It's a time zone converter with an elegant and unique user interface. In this episode, Yasser, the Head of Product and Strategy, and Dmitry, the Creative Director, share their experience making Miranda.
It's an inside look at the app creation process within an agency, where ideas are brainstormed and workshopped into their final form.
Here's what we chat about:
Getting started with agency work
How many projects that their agency works on at a single time
How much apps usually cost, and why people are often surprised by that
Why an agency is like a sherpa
How they came up with the idea for Miranda
How Miranda started as a design challenge to all the designers in the agency
Why SFCD created a version of the app that can be touched as soon as possible
How long it took to make Miranda
The biggest unexpected challenge with creating Miranda
How agency work differs from internal projects
Links mentioned in this show include:
How much does it cost to make an app?
InVision for clickable prototypes
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