I'm honestly having fun trying things out and watching youtube streamer video advice so it's fine, but it's super frustrating that most tools are more windows than mac tools (well, not a lot of gamers on mac so I can imagine why).
Next step: find a way to have a virtual camera with some branding and fun effects (Logo, a cool frame) I can use for any online conf and webinars. Again: yes, OBS can do it with https://github.com/johnboiles/obs-mac-virtualcam but we tested it around on Gmeet and it was freezing and lagging as hell.
And yes, OBS has a noise cancelling filter which I will be using for only class and recordings of videos for the students next year with a better quality than this year, but I was looking for a solution for the live sessions.
I'm joking around, I really hate that my macbook is so noisy but honestly once your grasped the basics those 2 software are super easy to use, I am genuinely impressed by the UI and interactions here.
I also feel like there's more win tools than mac here :/
News on the glasses front: they could not be fixed or glued together so I asked if they could put the glasses in another one for a few weeks. I got lucky, those fitted without needing to even cut them. I don't like the pattern, but, it will do, 30€ and I'm good to go, yeahy.
Haha @email@example.com gave me the idea to take some silly stockphoto-ish pictures of those because it would make a perfect @firstname.lastname@example.org collection of "mood" pictures haha so here we are (obvs the tape didn't work and I'm waiting for the glue to actually set) https://twitter.com/WalterStephanie/status/1280447464651268096
"How to Switch Logo in Dark Mode" by the amazing Gift Egwuenu (@email@example.com)
Also her website is gorgeous and yet another proof that you can have a beautiful site with pastel colors that still has a sufficient color contrast ratio to be accessible
Yeah I updated my article "Solving Design Problems: Finding UX Tools, Methods & Activities" with a few new resources
User research is something you plan, here are 3 articles to help you with that:
- The UX Research Plan That Stakeholders Love https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/01/ux-research-plan-stakeholders-love/
- User research plan template https://uxdesign.cc/user-research-plan-template-d7e263ebee79
- The DECIDE framework https://www.userzoom.com/blog/how-to-create-a-ux-research-plan/
Also, my macbook fans suffer because of all of the background tasks that add themselves automatically (Adobe, Microsoft, Google, Spotify, looking at you), and I'm tired of removing the launch agents added by those just to not have my machine overheat every two days :(
Whoot Dan Brown's (@firstname.lastname@example.org) Information Architecture Lenses cards arrived, thanks a lot, this will be put to good use!
Also there was an extra "surviving design projects" game, looking forward to test this when we can go back to the office! https://medium.com/eightshapes-llc/information-architecture-lenses-8a3929a106dd
I'm sorry, I mean, I had to...
(Yup the other foam is also too big because I bought them together, if you are going to mess up, mess up big time)
So, I got a yeti nano for better podcasts, class and webinar sound. I also ordered foams. But of course I ordered the regular not the nano size. I will keep them thought because look at how ridiculously cute this makes my mic look, it's a cyclop with some (fake) fur hat 🤣
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