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Play by Play: Kyle Neath


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Kyle Neath was the first designer hired at GitHub. He has had a hand in most of the projects shipped during that time (the website, GitHub Issues, GitHub for Mac, and others).

Kyle is a master of his tools and takes a practical approach to design. Rather than focusing solely on aesthetics, he considers the context of the existing site and thinks through how his designs fit into the average user’s workflow.

In this hour and 45 minute video, he designs a prototype for a theoretical feature at PeepCode: a bulk video download system.

You’ll learn about:

  • Thinking through a UI problem
  • Using aesthetic and workflow context when designing a new feature
  • Using small tools together for collaborating on designs (Skitch, Campfire, Preview, Photoshop)
  • Designing just enough detail for the first iteration of a feature
  • Educating users about new features
  • Finding the sweet spot between functionality and simplicity

Kyle spends most of his time in Photoshop and the Webkit web inspector. Both designers and developers will benefit from watching how he works.

You’ll get a copy of Kyle’s final Photoshop mockups for the design, along with several screenshots along the way.

Available as part of a PeepCode Unlimited subscription (including streaming on our iOS app!) Business plans are also available.


Any designer or developer will benefit from watching this video.

Revision 1 (Notes) · Updated: May 15, 2012 · Length: 106 min · 537 MB

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