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Five things I learned from a Google senior designer in 50 minutes

Design, Code and Prototyping — Medium | Saeid Taheri Rich Fulcher illustration on Dribbble by Saeid TaheriRichard Fulcher during our Hangouts session March 22, 2017.

I got to talk to Richard Fulcher on Hangouts as the prize for winning The MaterialUp Onboarding Challenge. Here’s what I learned:

1. How to see details others miss

• Practice empathy

Try to see the product from the perspective of the user. Ask “what is the first thing I see?” or “what is the first read of the screen?” and “what are the elements that visually popped out?” and “do I trace my eyes from top to bottom?”

• Use the squint test

Display your design on screen, take a step back and squint your eyes to distort your vision. Through the blur you’ll see the most dominant i...

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