DESIGN NOTES with Roman Nurik of Google - Design Notes

Tue Sep 29 2015

This week I talked to Roman Nurik, Design Advocate at Google and the developer and designer behind apps like Dashclock widget and Muzei live wallpaper. In this episode we talked about the relationship between developers and designers, why everyone should be able to give design input, what design tools of the future might look like, and a LOT more. Check out designnotes.fm for the full rundown.


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