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Liam Spradlin
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Design Notes is a show from +Google Design about creative work and what it teaches us. Each episode we talk to people from unique creative fields to discover what inspires and unites us in our practice.

Play Music: https://goo.gl/r6TmsE
iTunes: https://goo.gl/R544oH
Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/designnotes
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/show/55033
RSS: https://designnotes.libsyn.com/rss
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Speccing out

We have a lot of different kinds of assets for Design Notes that appear in all kinds of different contexts and do all kinds of different things, so I'm working on speccing out the system so it lives in a visible, concrete format instead of in my mind. I'm having so much fun codifying the type scales & ratios, color system, behaviors, and measurements for all the different assets.

More to come later if anybody's interested in the details 🤓
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New Gratus update with most earnings going to help firefighters during the crazy wildfires that are destroying my country

As you probably have heard Portugal was devastated this weekend, ~550 wildfires, so far ~30 deaths and counting, ~6500 firefighters etc. I want to help them so I'll be donating most of the earnings from this update to send food & water to those affected through my local FireStation. I'll be matching it with my own money too. I know it's small, but anything will help, there's tons suffering that can use a little bit of positivity, and Gratus is all about positive thoughts & encouragement. Please share with your friends!

Gratus 1.1.4

1 - Greatly improved the algorithm which chooses which notes to show in the notification & widget. The old calculation wasn't very fair. Now you should see more variety;
2 - Added some fancy animations in select views;
3 - Updated libs which will improve image loading performance;

Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.franco.gratus
Apk: http://get.gratus.xyz

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Guest-hosting the Method podcast with Roman Nurik!

A little over 2 years ago, +Roman Nurik and I had a conversation for the third episode of Design Notes, and recently we got the chance to reprise our conversation on +Google Design's Method podcast!

In the episode, we got into Roman's work on Firebase, how design is systematized at Google, and Roman's amazing tooling instinct.

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More fun effects with adaptive icons 🙂

Here's one I experimented with based on the concept behind +Francisco Franco's FKU app, where the bar was originally meant to indicate that the kernel was getting updated from left to right.

With an adaptive icon you can play on that idea by actually making it seem like the yellow or "updated" part of the icon expands and contracts with right/left motion. In this example the orange vertical bar is just wide enough to keep the center seam covered at the extreme edges of right/left motion, giving us the effect.

PS - if you haven't discovered https://adapticon.tooo.io yet, it's awesome for playing around with adaptive icon assets.
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Shot this on the original Pixel (XL) this afternoon. Can't wait to test out the camera on the Pixel 2 😊📸
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Design Notes, a show from Google Design
https://design.google/library/design-notes-podcast-episode-1/

Today, I actually can't believe I'm announcing that Design Notes is now a part of +Google Design, re-launching the series with Talbot & Yoon, object and furniture designers based here in NYC.

I've been working behind the scenes with a team of amazing, brilliant people at Google Design to record new episodes, produce videos, and prepare transcripts and I am super excited to share the first episode today. I can't wait to share what's next 🙂

You can find the podcast in the usual places, in addition to the GD blog:

Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iakjcifacsmjeswyptrybfan5ba?t=Design_Notes

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/design-notes/id1040955947?mt=2

Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/designnotes

RSS: http://designnotes.libsyn.com/rss

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClKO7be7O9cUGL94PHnAeOA

Transcript: https://storage.googleapis.com/gd-wagtail-prod-assets/pdf/DesignNotes_Transcript_E01.pdf

And, for archived episodes from the old series, check SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/designnotes

#design #podcast #interview #designers #furniture #architecture #google #googledesign #nyc
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