• The Most Important Thing Designers Have

    by Tom Kenny

    I had an interesting discussion about tools with a designer friend of mine. This comment of his got me thinking: The design tool is the most important thing we have as designers I completely disagree. Knowledge is the most important thing we have. A tool doesn’t make you a better designer. Knowledge and understanding of design does. […]

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  • New Year, New Website

    by Tom Kenny

    2016 is here and I’ve taken the opportunity to make a big change to kick this year off with a bang. Let’s start with some shocking news: Inspect Element is dead That’s right, I will no longer be continuing with the Inspect Element brand. Everything now exists on my brand new personal domain, tomkenny.design. Very fancy! […]

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  • Learn from Great Design: Vainglory

    by Tom Kenny

    The web design for the smartphone and tablet game, Vainglory, is a great example of how to sell a product online. There are some advance techniques at play here, as well as some amazing visual design. Developed by Super Evil Megacorp, Vainglory is a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) designed specifically for mobile touch enabled […]

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  • Learn from Great Design: Warby Parker

    by Tom Kenny

    Warby Parker disrupted the eyewear market back in 2010. “Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially conscious businesses.” As of April 2015, Warby Parker has been valued at a cool $1.2 billion. Quite impressive for a […]

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  • Learn from Great Design: Rent the Runway

    by Tom Kenny

    I’m probably the least fashionable person I know but I have to admit to thinking that Rent the Runway is a genius idea, even though I’m not in their target market and I will never be because it’s a service where women can rent expensive luxury dresses at a fraction of the price. While it […]

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  • Learn from Great Design: Pixate

    by Tom Kenny

    We’re in a time where there are a number of great prototyping design tools to choose from. Pixate is one of these tools but from the demos I’ve seen, it seems like it’s quite powerful and they must be doing something right because they were bought by Google on July 21st, 2015 having raised an […]

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  • Learn from Great Design: Captain Train

    by Tom Kenny

    Buying train tickets is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. It could be a good experience with one particular train company or a terrible one with a different operator in the same country. Then it all changes again when you visit another part of the world and you […]

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