Time to concentrate can be limited and motivation may be in short supply when there are young kids to contend with. Going on a Bear Hunt only gets you so far in looking at the world. I realised there was a mounting library of design related books that was crying out for attention.
Product designers are hiding the workings of the system as they try to create a better user experience. Users are becoming increasingly divorced from their actions. Is there a danger here? Why should designers counteract this and can we be smarter without sacrificing simplicity?
I finally did it. Last year, I ditched Adobe software and moved on. It wasn’t an easy decision, as Photoshop and Illustrator, both workhorses of the design industry, have served me extremely well over nearly 16 years.