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This week, we answer a few listener questions, including the difference between the philosophies behind the Android and iOS design systems and why we prefer an 8pt grid. In News, Brian gives a quick rundown on Figma's new Plugins Beta. And as always, we share a couple cool things like some isometric dioramas and a modular key and wallet system.
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- Many heartfelt thanks to long-time listener Jeff Parsons for the kind words and feedback
- Design Picnic is a Thai podcast that "combines fresh and diverse inspiration from experienced designers all over the world"
- We talk about "the boring stuff, the frustrating things" in Episode 297: Day-to-Day Design Struggles
- Alexis Collado makes Roots, "a podcast about the stories of Filipino designers"
- Supratim Chakraborty marathoned 28 episodes in 2 weeks O_o
- Image: The Toyota Supra's spoiler was the St. Louis Gateway Arch of spoilers
- SUPRA Footwear is an America shoe brand founded in California
- Pro Tip: Design Details is most tolerable when listened to at 1.2-1.3x speed
- Race Swisher left us a very kind iTunes review
- You too can leave a review for the show right here
- The Figma Plugins Beta lets you extend the app by using their API
- Sahil Chaturvedi asks what an "IC" is
- An individual contributor is "someone who contributes individually and who does not manage a team"
- "Closer to the metal"
- Anonymous asks about the 8pt vs. 10pt grid
- Former co-host Bryn Jackson wrote a great rundown called The 8-Point Grid
- Kelly Smith asks about the difference between iOS and Android
- Material Design Guidelines
- Apple Human Interface Guidelines
- iOS Materials
- Scrim#Applications_to_stage_lighting) is another term for a transparent overlay, typically used to separate a foreground layer from a background layer
- A Device-Independent Pixel (or dp) is "a physical unit of measurement based on a coordinate system held by a computer and represents an abstraction of a pixel for use by an application that an underlying system then converts to physical pixels"
- The Dark Mode section of the HIG sadly doesn't provide any actual colors
- Video: "What's New in iOS Design" dives deep on colors and materials
- WWDC is Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference
- We talked about Google I/O back in Episode 296
One Cool Thing:
- Brian shared some amazing isometric dioramas from Roman Klčo, Guillaume Kurkdjian, and Jarlan Perez
- Marshall shared Ferris, a Kickstarter campaign for "a modular key and wallet system"
- Distil Union also makes the Wally Micro, MagLock Sunglasses, and many more quality products
- Video Review: MODULAR Everyday Carry (EDC)?! - Distil Union Ferris System - First Look
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