15 posts Posts by Jenni

The New Disruptors podcast with Glenn Fleishman

Glenn invited Alli and I on a podcast to talk about how XOXO inspired us, how we got to San Francisco, playing Cards Against Humanity with Glenn, App.net and how we manage a full time job with our various side projects. Whew, we talk alot. Listen here: The Labors of Job with Alli Dryer and Jenni Leder (Episode 50)

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Keepin’ It Lean

I work in mobile app development. We’ve been trying the “lean” approach to projects, where everyone is more involved from the beginning which is great ’cause everyone is clear on where we are in the project. There’s also not as much documentation, which can slow everyone down. You can read up on it here and here, they can explain it better than I can. In a previous life, we were doing what people like to …

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UI Bits: iOS transition effect in slow motion

I’d love to see the research that went into when how fast some items would go and when others should appear. iOS transition effect in slow motion from Lim Chee Aun on Vimeo. This is screen-recorded using Quicktime Player. Protip: This uses the ‘Toggle Slow Animations’ option in the iPhone Simulator, under the Debug menu. **Edit** A friend, just showed me this article, “A closer look at iPhone transition animations” with more in-depth thoughts behind …

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UI Bits: Start Alarm Clock by Tack

Start is a flat ui, gestured based alarm clock and stopwatch app by Tack Mobile. Right now you can’t wake up to music, but I think they are planning on it in the future. Right now you can wake up to various sounds provided in the app and then set the app to open another app (Rdio, Path, Facebook, etc), once the alarm has gone off. The app boasts a slick & flat-ish UI, something …

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Air Display : Turning your iPad into a second monitor

One of the most frustrating things for me is working without my large 27″ cinema display that I’ve grown so accustom to. I press my face right up to the screen to move things pixel by pixel. When I’m traveling or just feel like getting away from my desk for a bit, my working screen space decreases to a really sad state of my 15″ laptop with my tools taking up 30-40% of the area. …

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XOXO :: The Andy’s love letter to the internet

Imagine a place where you are surrounded by the internet, but IRL. Imagine all of these people who have the best intentions, excitement and passion but without the snark. This is what XOXO Fest felt like. Andy Baio (@waxypancake) and Andy McMillan (@goodonpaper) put together something out of love of what they do and the things they enjoy. When I saw Andy Baio’s original tweet about XOXO Fest, I knew that this was going to …

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UI Bits: Android niceties

Android niceties is a tumblr with a collection of beautifully designed Android apps. *added to the UI/UX resources list (originally published on thoughtbrain)

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Using Prototypes to Communicate Concepts Faster and More Awesome

Prototyping is used as a quick and dirty way to flesh out an idea or test out an issue that you don’t know the answer to. There’s lots of different ways you can prototype ranging from stop motion animations using paper to flash animations to actual prototyping software. I first started with paper prototyping on a new project with my co-worker & UX Strategist, Alli Dryer. We wanted to find a good layout for existing …

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UI Bits: Snorelab

SnoreLab by @CreativeDash has a really nice day & night transition animation. See more designs here. (originally published on thoughtbrain)

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Field Test prototyping app: Turning images into mobile prototypes

I’ve previously mentioned Field Test in my big list of UI/UX links. I’ve gotten really familiar with it after relying heavily on it for the last project I just finished. This prototyping tool worked best for me because the support of gestures and the ability to build both iPhone and iPad prototypes. (It also supports some Android and Windows 8.) Field Test out of beta now, so anyone can get an account. I highly recommend …

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