tool https://abduzeedo.com/ en Welcoming Projector. A powerful creative tool to discover. https://abduzeedo.com/welcoming-projector-powerful-creative-tool-discover Welcoming Projector. A powerful creative tool to discover. <a title="View user profile." href="/profile/aoirostudio" lang="" about="/profile/aoirostudio" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">AoiroStudio</a>06.17.20 <div class="clearfix text-formatted blog-content field__item Body Array body"><p>Is there a place for another tool? What if I say there is a combination of Figma and Google Slides? Curious now right? We would like to share a warm welcome to <a href="https://projector.com/home/">Projector</a>. What is Projector? It's a web browser-based tool that helps individuals and teams turn ideas into beautiful visuals across any format. Inspired by modern media, you will get quickly familiar with its ways of helping you build and shape your ideas. I would like to personally thank the team at Projector for granted me early access and seeing what they are building. Now it's their time, so I invite you to <a href="https://projector.com/home/">Try Projector</a>.</p> <h4>Links</h4> <ul><li><a href="https://projector.com/home/">https://projector.com/home/</a></li> </ul><p><img alt="-" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="53f6793e-8244-423e-ad6d-085755317bef" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Large_GIF_%281458x736%29.gif" /></p> <h4>Hello Projector</h4> <p>Once signed up or logged in, this is the interface of Projector. There are some resemblances to Figma and Google Slides but ‘supercharged’. After a few clicks, you totally understand its purpose and it’s friendly enough to get by. I took the liberty to share a quick walkthrough below, give it a look.</p> <p><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/u3QbluR0f4xKqswlWsycPeK8Pd3h6SEu0jq9aOSP_tSgQYDgFKprPYBYxizKAiaCov5D0hc2yT6LufBiuHlofJhYzINCAhcxlrvgyUvcr38hmSZ_Ugqn3K5svQSdNXMmliEg-Fp7" /></p> <blockquote>Some resemblances to Figma and Google Slides but ‘supercharged’</blockquote> <div data-oembed-url="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EUo44bqp0rkQxk1UJQ_Z6_Lga-30acMm/view?usp=sharing"> <div style="max-width:1440px;margin:auto;"><!--{C}%3C!%2D%2D%20You're%20using%20demo%20endpoint%20of%20Iframely%20API%20commercially.%20Max-width%20is%20limited%20to%20320px.%20Please%20get%20your%20own%20API%20key%20at%20https%3A%2F%2Fiframely.com.%20%2D%2D%3E--> <div style="left: 0; width: 100%; height: 0; position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%;"><iframe allow="encrypted-media; accelerometer; picture-in-picture; gyroscope" allowfullscreen="" src="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EUo44bqp0rkQxk1UJQ_Z6_Lga-30acMm/preview" style="border: 0; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute;" tabindex="-1"></iframe></div> </div> </div> <h4>Choose a template</h4> <p>I think this is where <a href="https://projector.com/home/">Projector</a> shines in my opinion. You can quickly navigate through the different categories of templates. They are quite beautiful and definitely give you a perfect hint of what you are choosing. I just wanna highlight there are templates for Instagram, TikTok and some of them are animated. Props to the Projector team for providing such a variety in the templates.</p> <p><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/tk4mT0-3f4Sm-yZi5z1W_-aSxIK0LbRGUdkP9-ydQdsKajbpmIr4G4wkUYZCnM-a_D6DjBfllgYxL5Vu5nfOCOYQ_30FqV78GRBvO_aCwYMhs3CyRpg-n0WeefriahnONRJhZxvj" /></p> <h4>Start from scratch</h4> <p>You can also start from scratch. I haven’t gone super deep in the editing of its capabilities but it has a lot to offer. First of all, selecting the perfect frame for your needs is right on from the start. I just dig how they thought about the little frustrations we had when using Google Slides for example and find its way to make it more simple and intuitive.</p> <p><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/C8T-hYAWVolU_Olhorv8qGhiUY21eUmKRL9Y-HtTGDH75sbdEijc3_hRFHn8BJcZBcyKs56-103RjUD6GSPHGbI-Hh7-RxqSWJyImIq7TZv-rMs83K7JmPbDCOaAfz2P5mm1JIZ4" /></p> <blockquote>A platform that empowers you with design abilities. Excites you with trending resources. And embraces you into a community that stokes your creative fire.</blockquote> <h3><a href="https://projector.com/home/">Try Projector</a></h3> <h3> </h3> </div> Wed, 17 Jun 2020 08:24:06 +0000 AoiroStudio 85988 at https://abduzeedo.com Notion, the next-level productivity tool that literally changed my life https://abduzeedo.com/notion-next-level-productivity-tool-literally-changed-my-life Notion, the next-level productivity tool that literally changed my life<a title="View user profile." href="/profile/aoirostudio" lang="" about="/profile/aoirostudio" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">AoiroStudio</a>03.02.20 <div class="clearfix text-formatted blog-content field__item Body Array body"><p>For more than a decade, I have tried LOTS of productivity tools that would somehow satisfy my demands in terms of my daily workflow whatever it was on the profession and on a personal level. But with time, I would always find little imperfections within the product, you know us being a designer. You always questioned your little routine 'picky-ness', to make sure you always bring the best of your skills alongside with the right tools. For the past 6 months, I have been using <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a>. Without sounding 'cheesy', this might be the best subscription I have ever paid in my life and I will tell you the 'why' in this article.</p> <blockquote>Without sounding 'cheesy', this might be the best subscription I have ever paid in my life</blockquote> <p><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/sXp2q3HgBvG6qRSF12x1gALtQMyrh_BXISsw5jMjvIVSiQ4cnJAPqifLCJ58icXxEOHWoICEFO-AaMoyqNVxmiCAiiJp0ILJuGFTiwzTgt5iHjLShcIGnFmdMCFg9wG5GzE7LDoo" /></p> <p><cite><em>Image Courtesy by <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a></em></cite></p> <h3>So what is Notion?</h3> <p>For shorts, Notion is an all-in-one workspace. Simple as that! A space where you can write, plan, collaborate, get organized and beyond. A lot more, trust me!</p> <ul><li> <h3><a href="https://www.notion.so/">Get started with Notion</a></h3> </li> </ul><h3>Design first.</h3> <p>Learning about <a href="https://www.notion.so/about">Notion's history</a>, you have to admire how they put 'design first' through their story and it's now reflecting on the platform. From a designer's perspective, I still remember my first time onboarding on <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a>. Everything was carefully crafted in the 'welcoming experience', through the messages and exercises to get familiar with its features and behaviors. It was really thought-out and somehow quite simple through their micro-interactions to guide you inside out the platform. I remember feeling how it was really well done and was glad to be able to be supported by such a powerful tool. It's been now 6 months past and I use <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a> every single day (This article is written on <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a>). It's just really that practical and did actually made my life easier in terms of productivity in life and at work.</p> <h3>Notion through keywords</h3> <p>Along those lines, I would fancy to share a set of keywords that for me represents <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a> really well. We have never done this exercise on ABDZ, but If you feel connected with some of those keywords, you should definitely get on board and give it a try yourself</p> <ul><li>Fast, Powerful, Integrated</li> <li>Diverse Customizable Workspace</li> <li>Templates</li> <li>Beautified Writing Experience</li> <li>Be a Power User</li> <li>Private and Shared Links</li> <li>Perfect Workflow Tool</li> <li>Cross-Platform Applications</li> <li>Pure Collaboration</li> <li>Note-taking, tasks, knowledge and more.</li> </ul><h3>Integrations</h3> <p>Other than the extremely useful and beautified writing experience, I think <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a>'s biggest edge is its integrations to almost you can think of and beyond. For example, you can easily add 'create a gallery' and add 'image links' to customize your design mood board. Or create a project task list of to-dos for your work and be able to connect your entire process with embed files from Whimsical, Figma and more. This 'workspace' is ensuring the success of my work and by keeping a collaborative aspect with my colleagues. It's crazy how you can just be free to do whatever you want and for any ends, you may be trying to accomplish. That's the true beauty of <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a>.</p> <p><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/riuhD74XLRPdqDqpL7bWO5V8xWLgrXyy5gb_SG2S1sCY22KZwbIMbj3FLA5PLw6bdsVDT12PFlrd3fGT7MqDTS7qJI2aQvKa-3OTB7_-hOeQzIf4YOkle7PHLMDgFTjO5uftu8uq" /></p> <p><cite><em>Image Courtesy by <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a></em></cite></p> <h3>A homepage for every aspect of my life</h3> <p>More than 6 months ago, my entire family and I have moved to live abroad in Switzerland, in case you've missed it. You can read all about it on ABDZ at <a href="https://abduzeedo.com/reflecting-my-move-switzerland">Reflecting on my move to Switzerland</a>. To keep track of this entire process, I have built a 'life board' where I created a 'Trello-inspired' board to track all updates and to-dos for everything almost. Using 'agile methodologies', my partner and I were setting up 'weekly goals or shall we say to-dos' to accomplish whatever there was to accomplish like setting up an appointment for 'bank account' or sending important paperwork for an apartment. Everything will be shared inside a 'page' that we could both easily add updates or even attach 'important documents' as PDF so in time there wasn't a need to search into the emails. A lifesaver! With a little structure, <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a> actually helped up enhance the family's fecundity to do more. Here is a snapshot of that particular 'board'.</p> <p><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/RMKqntV5QZprbKgVryoC8hZrHl8fig31Xd5FupkkC6MTSBTnYTrsaFg9a_KhkmdM76L_N-BerN3k-9PKGiEA5jLWeE9EZWjdE0lk7eBRmZgumdVLaZajcSEuMe3vtsUF-r18OzDs" /></p> <h3>Being a Pro</h3> <p>Another thing I love about <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a> is that the more you use it, the more you become a 'power user'. You found little tricks to apply for your next 'workspace' or I really do enjoy exploring <a href="https://www.notion.so/Notion-Template-Gallery-181e961aeb5c4ee6915307c0dfd5156d">Notion Templates</a> where you learn to explore what the community has been sharing or what the rad team from <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a> has been cooking up. It's always refreshing and it's fairly easy if you wanna use it for your own 'workspace'.</p> <p><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/t6QwgBzAw1c7vv0rZKNhP-ZGV_cv260fRgiUgTp29BlTIypKRp2T0EGiTdVwtUTAqojLbONt18wKy8-vwXxomqx7UVsGLBdWxffa_k0pRYcETp80LxWdTrcpUxghpnCR7A7IAqOh" /></p> <p><cite><em>Image Courtesy by <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a></em></cite></p> <p><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3tpXsD99bWtxk6R3iMBIojcUhiZZz0tPibklg-Rh-IScvGWE8pVALR6GKqWxN0xnveQxU1mdcPsq5t2UE_TImKSKRnRqXpHeHzFMhXz8sq1AB37Busa0yGuHHvN_WUbO_SjHqLaA" /></p> <p><cite><em>Image Courtesy by <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a></em></cite></p> <p><a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a> has also proven to be effective at work too. I have attached a recent video from the rad folks from <a href="https://metalab.co/">Metalab</a> (via <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoSvlWS5XcwaSzIcbuJ-Ysg/featured">Notion's YouTube Channel</a>) that uses Notion for every project. I think it's an interesting and novelty practice that is going to be more present across our industry. At my workplace, we don't use it across the organization but I do use Notion for my own design process/developer cycle and it has proven its utility as thoroughly. It certainly does compete with a management tool like Jira for instance. But again, in my honest opinion, <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a> comes as an extension with a sense of who you are as a person and how you wanna tackle your tasks in life.</p> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="100%" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tjDE6hpsKZ4" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p> </p> <h3>Final Thoughts</h3> <p>I think it's clear that I love <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a>. It serves its purpose and even more than that. For my 6 months usage so far, <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a> has shared a numerous count of updates that just made the tool even more immersive and powerful. I wanna salute the work to the team behind <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a>, they are building something really fantastic. There are so much more to be done and they are just getting started.</p> <ul><li> <h3><a href="https://www.notion.so/">Get started with Notion</a></h3> </li> </ul></div> Tue, 03 Mar 2020 04:00:00 +0000 AoiroStudio 85826 at https://abduzeedo.com 20 Templates to get started with Notion https://abduzeedo.com/20-templates-get-started-notion 20 Templates to get started with Notion<a title="View user profile." href="/profile/aoirostudio" lang="" about="/profile/aoirostudio" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">AoiroStudio</a>03.02.20 <div class="clearfix text-formatted blog-content field__item Body Array body"><p>Following up my article on <a href="https://abduzeedo.com/notion-next-level-productivity-tool-literally-changed-my-life">Notion, the next-level productivity tool that literally changed my life</a>, if you were looking to get started with <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a>, I thought it would be great to share with you a list of templates that were built by <a href="https://www.notion.so/">Notion</a> and its supporting community. It's a wide range of templates that would go from meeting notes, budget, reading list and etc. Or even more specific to a subject like 'design system, mood board, contracting proposal and more. Voilà, I even took the liberty to build this list directly on my Notion so you can easily 'duplicate' the list for your own 'workspace', hope you will enjoy this list. Let me know if you have any suggestions, it would be great to hear your feedback.</p> <h4>Click on Thumbnail to see the list👇</h4> <blockquote class="embedly-card"><h4><a href="https://www.notion.so/aoirostudio/20-Templates-to-get-started-with-Notion-f202e4edd4524df8943c31dbb3b38b0e">20 Templates to get started with Notion</a></h4><p>Original Article published on Abduzeedo To duplicate this 'workspace', look for the 'duplicate' button at the upper-right corner. Enjoy! In their respective words Meeting Notes Use this template to capture notes from all meetings in one accessible spot. Notes can be tagged by meeting type to make them easy to find.</p></blockquote> <script async src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js" charset="UTF-8"></script> <ul> <li><h3><a href="https://www.notion.so/">Get started with Notion</a></h3></li> </ul></div> Tue, 03 Mar 2020 01:00:00 +0000 AoiroStudio 85825 at https://abduzeedo.com Artboard Studio: The last Mockup Creator tool you will ever need. https://abduzeedo.com/artboard-studio-last-mockup-creator-tool-you-will-ever-need Artboard Studio: The last Mockup Creator tool you will ever need.<a title="View user profile." href="/profile/aoirostudio" lang="" about="/profile/aoirostudio" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">AoiroStudio</a>08.26.18 <div class="clearfix text-formatted blog-content field__item Body Array body"><p>Let us introduce <a href="https://www.facebook.com/artboard.studio">Artboard Studio</a>, what is it? Let's say it will be the first and last mockup creator tool you will ever need. It's a browser-based application that let you create your own mockups, remember those huge Photoshop file? No more! I have been using it in Beta for a couple weeks now and I am loving it! First of all, it's integrated with most of our design tools like Sketch, InVision Studio, Framer, Photoshop and more. In the screenshot below, as you can see the UI interface is quite similar to Sketch. You can also add items from a preset gallery going from print, electronics packaging, apparel and you name it. It's a very versatile tool and their quick export feature is pretty neat as well. I can work on another feature where I got more in-depth or maybe a tutorial?</p> <h3>More Links</h3> <ul><li><a href="https://artboard.studio/?ref=behance">Request an Access</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/artboard.studio">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="https://dribbble.com/artboard_studio">Dribbble</a></li> </ul><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/artboard.studio"><img alt="Artboard Studio: The last Mockup Creator tool you will ever need." src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/francois/artboardstudio/abdz_artboardstudio.jpg" /></a><cite><em>What it actually looks like</em></cite></p> <h3>A Preview</h3> <div class="photoset-grid" data-layout=""><a href="https://www.facebook.com/artboard.studio"><img alt="Artboard Studio: The last Mockup Creator tool you will ever need." src="https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/2800/25b61364114027.5ac8c2c5da154.png" /><img alt="Artboard Studio: The last Mockup Creator tool you will ever need." src="https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/2800/97084a64114027.5acb57487a72a.png" /><img alt="Artboard Studio: The last Mockup Creator tool you will ever need." src="https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/2800/e31d5564114027.5acc7974cabee.png" /><img alt="Artboard Studio: The last Mockup Creator tool you will ever need." src="https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/1400/8edc1a64114027.5ac9d17419e77.gif" /><img alt="Artboard Studio: The last Mockup Creator tool you will ever need." src="https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/1400/41cad564114027.5ac9c9e384f64.gif" /><img alt="Artboard Studio: The last Mockup Creator tool you will ever need." src="https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/1400/bc5da064114027.5ac9ed4c1ec76.gif" /><img alt="Artboard Studio: The last Mockup Creator tool you will ever need." src="https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/2800/43372f64114027.5acb57487b594.png" /><img alt="Artboard Studio: The last Mockup Creator tool you will ever need." src="https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/2800/af463764114027.5acb37a7bf530.png" /><img alt="Artboard Studio: The last Mockup Creator tool you will ever need." src="https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/1400/e6608264114027.5acb37a7bf032.gif" /><img alt="Artboard Studio: The last Mockup Creator tool you will ever need." src="https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/2800/34819764114027.5acb57487adb7.png" /></a></div> <h3>1-Minute Preview</h3> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/263479280" width="640" height="361" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> </div> Mon, 27 Aug 2018 02:21:47 +0000 AoiroStudio 84946 at https://abduzeedo.com Wake - A Private Space to Discuss Design Work https://abduzeedo.com/wake-private-space-discuss-design-work Wake - A Private Space to Discuss Design Work<a title="View user profile." href="/profile/abduzeedo" lang="" about="/profile/abduzeedo" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">abduzeedo</a>02.24.15 <div class="clearfix text-formatted blog-content field__item Body Array body"><h3>One of the most important things during the design process is feedback. Collaborating with your team, designers, product managers and engineers is vital for a great execution. The process is certainly much easier said than done however. From the chaos, countless emails, presentations, printed boards, to you name it, a centralized service is long overdue and that's what <a href="http://wake.io/">Wake</a> was created to streamline, "A private space to share and discuss design work with your team".</h3> <h3>What is Wake?</h3> <p>Wake is an enterprise web, desktop and mobile platform that makes it super easy for designers to share work and collect feedback from their team. It was created by former Facebook product designer Chris Kalani and the Norwegian digital agency Bakken &amp; Baeck.</p> <blockquote>We built Wake because we couldn’t find anything that would allow us to quickly share visual work as a team. Our communication was fragmented across different apps and nothing allowed us to seamlessly capture our design process. Slack, email, IM, Flowdock, HipChat and Basecamp were great for text­based communication. But none of these tools were designed for the type of work we do. We needed something that would allow us to freely share ideas while keeping everyone in the loop.</blockquote> <p class="imgC"><iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GIalL5fkhPM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <blockquote>“Wake has filled the gap between formal design reviews at Medium in a collaborative and lightweight way. It has increased transparency, continuity, and communication during our design process. We love it.” — Dustin Senos, Head of Design at Medium</blockquote> <p class="imgC"><a href="http://wake.io/"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/misc/wake-presskit/Wake-01.jpg" /></a></p> <p class="imgC"><a href="http://wake.io/"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/misc/wake-presskit/Wake-03.jpg" /></a></p> <p class="imgC"><a href="http://wake.io/"><img src="http://imgs.abduzeedo.com/files/misc/wake-presskit/Wake-04.jpg" /></a></p> <h3>Quick History</h3> <p>The guys behind Wake started building their first prototype in January 2014 to solve the needs of Bakken &amp; Baeck.The product was well received and quickly became an irreplaceable tool for the team. With the success of their own internal usage and the growing interest from external parties, they decided to spin Wake off into its own company. In August they announced a private beta and received nearly 2,000 invite requests within the first day. Since then, they’ve been working with about 70 companies, observing usage and iterating on their feedback. These companies include teams within Yahoo, Twitter, Cisco, Artsy, Medium, and BuzzFeed. Along with dozens of great startups and several large Scandinavian media companies.</p> <p>For more information visit <a href="http://wake.io/">http://wake.io/</a></p></div> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:36:25 +0000 abduzeedo 80799 at https://abduzeedo.com