Len Damico user experience design & dad jokes

Roar Lions Roar

Onward State, Onward State,
Roar, Lions, Roar!
We'll hit that line, roll up the score,
Fight on to victory evermore,
Fight on, on, on, on, on!

So a bunch of luminaries from the Penn State blogosphere and #PSUtwitter got the itch and decided to start a new blog. For some reason, they let me tag along.

I couldn't be more excited to share Roar Lions Roar with you.

I'll be writing some, but mostly overseeing the tech and design of the site. My job will be really easy, thanks to the platform that the guys at Eleven Warriors are sharing with us, and the designs that the incredibly talented Sean Baker of Superboss has contributed.

Here's my first piece for the site: a preview of the insanely talented and deep wide receiving corps.

Go check the site, sign up for a free account, and cop a shirt.

This is gonna be fun.

Seven Steps To A More Prefect InVision Workflow

I shared a few of my favorite tips for working in InVision on the Arcweb Technologies blog. My favorite one?

Start Early: Designers often treat prototyping as a discrete step in the process. It often comes after the visual design stage is complete. But to get the most value out of your prototype, start thinking about it as soon as you open your first blank Sketch wireframe document. That’s right… start prototyping with wireframes. This allows you to always evaluate flows rather than flat screens in a vacuum. It also helps you squash weird workflow problems early on, before they become showstoppers.

Democratizing Design with the Design Studio Method

It takes a village to make a great digital product. Here's how we do it at Arcweb Technologies.

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ATP 156: A Mac on Fire

Casey Liss leads one of the most interesting, thoughtful and grounded discussions on the consulting/product/indie spectrum I've ever heard. You can also read his post about his move from consulting to product work, but the discussion is certainly worth 30 minutes of your time.

Three weird tricks that can help your sketching (or not)

They might not work for you, though, and that's okay!

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Here’s why firms should consider democratizing their design process

Design is too important to be left to just designers… Every stakeholder you have needs to be a part of the process. I need engineers, product people, QA people — every discipline involved in making software.

I spoke at Tech2gether about how Arcweb uses the Design Studio method to democratize our design process.Tony Abraham of Technical.ly Delaware provided a great write-up of my talk. Be sure to check out the rest of their Tech2gether coverage, too.

How I Work: Arcweb UX/UI Designer Len Damico

Technical.ly Delaware interviewed me for their "How I Work" series. Thanks to Tony Abraham for making this happen, and all the folks at Technical.ly!