Video Feature: CTOs talk 5G

first_imgPowered by THEOplayer 2021.1.3Close Related ContentClose ShareTechnology heads from Ericsson, Huawei, NTT Docomo and SK Telecom share their thoughts on the big mystery that is 5G: what is it, when will it arrive, and what services will it support? And will it kill 4G? Play Video Related contentRelated contentShare VideoShare Video AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 OCT 2015 Playing onSubtitlesLanguageSettingsQualityAutomatic Automatic HDSpeedNormalQualityAutomaticSpeed0.250.5Normal1.251.52Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%PlayPlayMuteMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00LiveRemaining Time -0:00 Watch in VRWatch in VRdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionsSubtitlesSubtitlesUnavailable UnavailableUnavailable HomeAsiaVideos Video Feature: CTOs talk 5G UnavailableLanguageLanguageSettingsHDSettingsFullscreenFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDone Previous ArticleTelkomsel launches NFC; aligns politicallyNext ArticleOppo talks up MENA efforts with R7s launchlast_img read more

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Matsumae International Foundation’s Research Fellowship Program

first_img LinkedIn 0 Tweet ← 2017 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise Reddit Share 0 March 9, 2016 Published by elena +1 Pocketcenter_img Fellowship in Security Policy at NATO Defense College, Italy Similar Stories Matsumae International Foundation’s Research Fellowship Program Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Deadline: 31 August 2016Open to: applicants of non-Japanese nationality, with a PhD (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications and who are 49 years old or underFellowship: stipend for research and stay, insurance, air transportation (a round-trip air ticket to/from Tokyo) and lump sum on arrivalDescriptionThe Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) is currently accepting applications for its 2017 fellowship program with the theme “Towards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace”. The MIF is a nongovernmental organization. Its Fund is solely based on donations from many Japanese people enterprises and groups, most of the donors are individuals who are sympathetic with the Founder’s ideals, and maintain contributions to the Fund from their limited incomes.Fields of study such as natural science, engineering and medicine are given first priority. Applicants are free to select host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry).EligibilityNon-Japanese nationality;Hold a Ph.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications;Be 49 years old or under;Have sufficient conversational ability in English or Japanese to prevent insurmountable difficulties during their research activities in Japan;Should not have been in Japan in the past and/or in the present;Should have firm positions and professions in their home countries, and should return to their countries on completion of their fellowship stay by MIF;Applicants must be of sound health and not physically handicapped in any way which would not prevent from carrying out research in Japan.FellowshipFor a period of from three to six months; the number of fellowships is about 20 persons each year. The selected candidate will receive stipend for research and stay, insurance, air transportation (a round-trip air ticket to/from Tokyo) and lump sum on arrival.How to apply?For more details about the fellowship and requested documents, please download the following PDF file of “Fellowship Announcement.” Deadline of submitting application documents is 31 August 2016.For more information, please visit the official website. 3rd International Conference of Business Students in Turkey →last_img read more

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Former UVM ER doctor indicted for production of child pornography

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that a federal grand jury returned an indictment on June 18, 2020, which charged Eike Blohm, 38, of South Burlington, Vermont, with one count of production of child pornography.The indictment also includes notice that, in the event that Blohm is convicted of production of child pornography as charged in the indictment, the government intends to seek forfeiture of real and personal property owned by Blohm. Blohm made his initial appearance in federal court on May 22, 2020.At that hearing, U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy ordered Blohm detained pending trial. The date on which Blohm will be arraigned on the indictment has not been set.According to court records and proceedings, an employee at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVM MC) discovered a camera hidden in a unisex employee bathroom in the Emergency Department.Investigators with the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations (CUSI) recovered the camera and discovered approximately 1,300 videos on the camera. Approximately 900 videos depicted hospital employees in various states of undress in at least two bathrooms at UVM MC.Approximately 21 videos showed a minor child bathing nude at another location, and a number of those videos showed the minor’s genitalia. The child’s identity and the location where the child was filmed are known to law enforcement.In addition, investigators searched Blohm’s iPad pursuant to a search warrant. Investigators found approximately 132 images of child pornography that did not involve the known minor.U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan emphasized that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.If convicted, Blohm’s sentence will be determined by the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines and the impact, if any, of any mandatory minimum prison terms applicable to any count of conviction.U.S. Attorney Nolan commended the efforts of the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations and Homeland Security Investigations.Barbara A. Masterson, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Vermont, and James E. Burke IV, Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, are handling the prosecution of Blohm. Lisa B. Shelkrot of Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, represents Blohm.U.S. Attorney Nolan noted that this prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.Led by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc(link is external) .Source: US Attorney Burlington 6.18.2020last_img read more

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Local Spotlight: Introducing The Fighting Pride Of Mansfield

first_img Related TopicsAntonio NievesBoxingChaise Nelson Northeast Ohio continues to be a hotbed for professional fighters.  Chaise Nelson is no exception to that rule.  He screams “prodigy” and always lets his fists do the talking in the ring.  Nelson is the fighting pride of Mansfield, Ohio and has the world in his young hands as he makes a gigantic name for himself in the boxing world.  Nelson’s pro career is off to a hot start at 6-1 with 3 knockouts.  His sole loss is a highly disputed and contested split decision defeat to Brandon Benetiz.As an amateur, Nelson went 124 – 8 as and was a 9x National Champion as part of Team USA.He was ranked #1 in the world in 2013 and Represented the US in Kiev Ukraine for the 2013 Jr. World Championships.At 18, he signed with Old Kings Promotions and it easily billed as a future World champion.Nelson has the pedigree, the heart and the hustle to do big things in the world of Boxing.  He spars with Antonio Nieves who is also going for gold this weekend himself on HBO.Nelson gets up at 4:30 am to train most days and follows a strict diet as he stays in tip top shape.  At 18, weighing 126 lbs, he trains 6 days a week and sticks to that strict diet of lots of carbs, vegetables and fruit.Nelson is on the rise! Vince McKeelast_img read more

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Brazilian artist Muniz examines the soccer ball

first_imgMuniz, who starred in the Oscar-nominated 2010 documentary “Waste Land,” about re-creating masterpiece paintings out of garbage in a Rio de Janeiro landfill, is making his directorial debut with “This Is Not a Ball,” a documentary that chronicles his quest to “draw” with soccer balls.Shot in nine countries over nine months, the film is a meditation on the creative process and an intellectual inquiry into the history of the ball and the role it plays in societies across the globe.“I am not an athlete — I’m terribly inept at sport, which is probably why I became an artist,” Muniz said at his Rio de Janeiro studio.The idea behind the project was to place 10,000 soccer balls on the pitch of Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium in such a way that when photographed from air they’d form a recognizable image. Muniz has used a similar technique throughout his career, “drawing” portraits of sugar cane workers out of sugar, reproducing an image of action painter Jackson Pollack out of chocolate syrup and recreating Caravaggio’s Medusa in spaghetti and tomato sauce. But soccer balls presented their own challenges, he said.First, the 52-year-old Muniz had to create his own ball, bone white on one side and pitch black on the other, to act as a sort of pixel. But the real difficulty was to decide what to draw with the balls, and the movie chronicles Muniz’s struggle to find a soccer-related image that didn’t feel like the logo of a sportswear label.Although soccer has a global following, Muniz said, it’s all but absent in fine art — begging the question, “Why are we artists missing out on a subject that’s so rich and complex?”In a bid to answer the question, Muniz delves into the history of not only the ball, but the sphere itself, interviewing astronomers from Harvard University and New York City’s Hayden Planetarium about the great round clouds of gas that formed after the Big Bang. He also talks to the head of M.I.T.’s self-assembly lab about the spherical shapes of viruses, bacteria and carbon atoms.Muniz also visits locations with ball game traditions, from Mexico, home of the Aztecs’ “juego de la pelota,” where the player who managed to bump the rubber ball through a stone hoop with his hip was sacrificed, to Japan, where men in elaborate kimonos still play “kemori,” a dribbling game dating back to the 9th century.“It’s not a traditional documentary . It’s more a movie about curiosity,” said Muniz, who co-directed the film with Juan Rendon and compared his own role to that of Jerry Seinfeld. “It’s just a guy there, so things sort of like happen around him but if he wasn’t there, none of that would be happening.”The movie also explores sport as a vehicle for social change, examining the role of organized soccer fan clubs in Egypt’s revolution and the massive street protests that swept Brazil during last year’s World Cup dry-run, the Confederations Cup.Muniz said he understood the reasons, like corruption and misuse of public funds that pushed the demonstrators onto the street, adding that he expected more protests during the tournament starting Thursday.“They will take advantage of the limelight that the World Cup will provide and will come to the streets to manifest – pacifically or violently, I don’t know,” said Muniz.“But within these protests,” he added, “there will be the sad voice that they (the protesters) are going against something that is so dear to them and such a subject of pride — football — something that normally unites Brazilians and has united them against a government that’s not doing its job.”Asked which team he was betting to win, Muniz responded with a laugh, “Brazil, of course. Any Brazilian would tell you that.”“This Is Not a Ball” premieres on Brazilian, Latin American, British and U.S. Netflix on Friday, the day after the monthlong World Cup kicks off in Sao Paulo.___Follow Jenny Barchfield on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jennybarchfieldlast_img read more

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Former Sri Lanka’s former Sports Minister Sourav Ganguly accused of fixing…

first_imgMumbai: Former Sri Lankan sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamaga has slammed Sri Lanka for winning the 2011 World Cup final. Aluthgamaga’s new position is that the allegations raised earlier are his suspicions and that an inquiry should be held into the matter. The Sri Lankan government had earlier announced an investigation into Alutgama’s allegations. The police team then took statements from the former minister.Aluthgamaga softened his accusations in his statement to the investigating team. Meanwhile, Aluthgamaga has handed over a copy of the complaint to the ICC on October 30, 2011 regarding the fixing.The allegations leveled by Sports Minister Aluthgamage during the 2011 World Cup in Sri Lanka stunned Sri Lankan cricket. Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene then came out against the minister. Sangakkara asked Aluthgamage to produce evidence for the anti-corruption probe. Jayawardene responded with ridicule, saying the election was near.India won the World Cup final in April 2011 by six wickets with 10 balls remaining. Chasing a target of 275, India were all out for 4 wickets.content highlights: Aluthgamage calls his suspicion of the 2011 WC final soldier claimlast_img read more

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Drive to stamp out doping in South African sport

first_imgSAIDS has launched a campaign to rootout doping among South Africa’s athletes.(Image: Sports and Recreation) SAIDS’ Shuaib Manjra and sports ministerFikile Mbalula launched the campaign. SAIDS urged professional athletesto sign the campaign’s pledge.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Khalid GalantCEO, Institute for Drug Free Sport+27 21 761 8034Bongani NkosiThe South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has launched a major campaign to raise awareness about illegal performance-enhancing substances and curb doping among local athletes.SAIDS introduced its “I Play Fair, Say No to Doping” campaign at a media conference in Johannesburg on 14 June 2011.“The core of our campaign is ‘I Play Fair’, let’s bring ethics back into sport,” said Shuaib Manjra, SAIDS chairperson.The drive, targeting professional and amateur athletes across the country, will provide education on banned substances and run actual doping tests. The campaign’s pillars are deterring, detection and prosecution, said Manjra.SAIDS’s latest statistics show that there has been a 100% increase in positive tests for doping over the last two years. The number jumped from 19 in 2009/10 to 50 in recent months. More than 2 000 athletes were tested in each year.Doping is an unacceptable practice that needs to be rooted out for the benefit of the country, said the Cape Town-based institute. The problem of doping is compounded by lack of broad knowledge on banned supplements in local athletics. Manjra conceded that some sports people were inadvertently taking the drugs.The Department of Sports and Recreation has thrown its weight behind the new campaign. “We support the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport in this regard to aggressively attack the use of drugs in sports,” said its minister, Fikile Mbalula.Mbalula will attend the Super Rugby match between the Bulls and Sharks at Loftus stadium in Pretoria on 18 June to raise awareness about the drive. His deputy, Gert Oosthuizen, will do the same at the clash between the Cheetahs and Stormers in Bloemfontein, also on 18 June.The government would like to see the campaign reaching out even to the “far-flung areas of our country”, said Mbalula. “It must be brought to the attention of everybody … that using drugs is cheating”.I Play Fair will also enter the realm of social media to reach its targets and campaign road shows are planned for the country’s rural areas.The South African Rugby Union became the first sports association to support SAIDS’s campaign. “We hope that more sports federations will endorse the initiative,” said Manjra.Bryan Habana, a Springbok wing, became the campaign’s first ambassador after signing its pledge.Schools’ permission neededSAIDS appealed to schools to give it permission to conduct doping tests among adolescents, as part of the campaign. The agency is to sign memoranda of understanding with academic institutions. “We’re willing to work with schools. All they have to do is come forward,” said Manjra.Parents are also urged to endorse testing in schools. “We have to intensify our awareness efforts, working with parents and young people,” said Mbalula.SAIDS’s initiative also has the backing of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Doping is a huge threat to sports all over the world and it’s critical that federations promote campaigns that deter the trend, the world body’s director general David Howman said in a statement.Regulating supplements sectorThe supplements manufacturing and distribution sector remains largely unregulated, according to SAIDS, and new legislation needs to be introduced.Lack of regulation is to blame for the general accessibility of supplements that contain banned drugs, like anabolic and prohormones stimulants.“This is an industry which is jeopardising the future of many of our athletes and we need to regulate it,” Manjra pointed out.SAIDS has launched its intelligence unit to uncover manufacturers and traffickers of illegal sports drugs. It alleges that these individuals are targeting unsuspecting athletes across the country.“We believe that every athlete who leaves the shores of the country to represent us is an ambassador of the country,” Manjra said.“We want a pledge from our athletes for clean play.”last_img read more

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MokaFive’s Secure, Cloud-like Data Vault for iPad, iPhone Aims to Please Users and IT

first_imgTags:#cloud#Products A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… scott fulton Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts “If you have the entire MokaFive solution, MokaFive Live PC contains your entire corporate desktop,” explained Padmanabhan. “So you will have user data files on your corporate desktop, which will be backed up to your data center. And the data center will contain the golden copy of all your data, which is then synced down to the iPad for viewing purposes.”It’s the cloud… kind of. In fact, Padmanabhan uses the metaphor “bubble” to describe it instead, and it’s a word she’s chosen carefully. You can pop a bubble; and there are circumstances where either you or IT may need to pop this one.“Let’s say I drop my iPad into a pond, or completely lose it. My data is still recovered and intact. I can just go get a new iPad, the corporation will restore the data for me, and I’m up and running… [Now] let’s say I join the company, I’ve got my MacBook Air, and my iPad. When I walk in, [IT] will provision a MokaFive Live PC with a full virtual desktop onto my MacBook Air, and then they will deploy MokaFive for iPad. Now, I can have both environments completely in sync. But they are always controlled centrally, from the management console. And the policies that they establish for me from the central management console apply to both environments. So three months later when I leave, they can just find my username in Active Directory, and say, ‘Wipe all instances of the corporate environment.’”It’s provisioning and deprovisioning of resources accessible from the user’s choice of equipment (in this case, clients that carry big, bright Apple logos) without the IT department having to touch those clients.The problem IT departments have had recently with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies and cloud-based storage is that sensitive corporate documents persist when people leave the company (which, as Padmanabhan implied, happens disturbingly often these days). The COO tells me that the complete MokaFive environment, which now includes both the Live PC hypervisor for Macs and the new iOS document management tools, are designed to leave zero traces of corporate data, in case the proverbial bubble has to be popped.“We wrote our own encryption, and we do not even save the encryption keys in the PC,” said Padmanabhan, citing the number of times Apple ID has found itself subject to breaches. “We presume that the device that you have could be your personal device or a corporate-issued device. We have to assume fundamentally that it’s untrusted. And if you’re presuming the device is untrusted, then you have to make sure the encryption is actually saved in a way that won’t depend on any device locks. The application itself has a built-in passcode and password locking, you can authenticate with Active Directory and, if needed, you can also tie in with two-factor authentication. You can also have application-level passcodes.”If a new contractor comes into a company and is issued the same Mac that a previous employee had, then IT can provision a new MokaFive “bubble” on that system without the new employee potentially encountering traces of data from the old employee. “The big advantage is you do not depend any more on trying to manage the whole device in order to actually manage the records,” she continued.“Our value proposition to the CIOs is, manage what matters. Devices are immaterial,” she asserted. “What matters is your intellectual property… The MokaFive solution also tries to take user needs into account. “The most popular solutions for iPads and tablets in the market are mobile device management (MDM) solutions,” Padmanabhan said. “And the fundamental problem with MDM is, they take over the management of the entire device. Now, as an iPad user, I can tell you, I don’t like it if IT is seeing what books I read or videos I see or applications I’m using. I just want them to manage what is relevant to the company. So this way, there is true separation of the personal and corporate world. Really, we are able to bring those two worlds on a single device, yet keep it safe, secure and, most importantly, private.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… This morning, managed desktop provider MokaFive is launching a new approach to solving two of the most pressing issues facing IT and security professionals: the infusion of consumer devices – notably the iPad – into corporate data centers; and enterprise workers turning to consumer cloud storage services like Dropbox and Box.net to save and share corporate data – both coming without IT’s control or supervision.As it turns out, MokaFive for iOS is not a Windows or Mac virtualization platform for iPad, as many had expected. From the IT department’s perspective, it may actually be better: a secure storage platform that enables corporate data saved from the corporate PC at work and the notebook PC at home, to be viewable and manageable on an iPad.As company COO Purnima Padmanabhan explained to ReadWriteWeb, MokaFive for iOS makes an iPad or iPhone into a bridge between the two clients – work PC and home PC, especially when that work PC contains a MokaFive virtual “Live PC” environment. But that bridge will be manageable by corporate policy.last_img read more

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Design At Scale: One Year With Figma

first_img Version history timeline view (Large preview)The ability to work, periodically pausing to name and annotate a point in time will be very familiar for anyone who has used a version control like Git before. You can even look at the whole file history, and go into past snapshots, pick one out and name and annotate it.If you want to go back and revert to a past version, you can restore it and work on that file from that point in the history. The best part is that you didn’t lose any of the work because the version you ‘restored’ wasn’t deleting anything; it was simply copying that state and pasting it at the top. The State of Design Tools 2015. (Large preview)Basic knowledge of design systems and tools will be helpful, but not necessary as I hope to share specific examples and also “high level” concepts and methods that you can adapt for your team or context.Our Design Workflow Circa 2015Our primary tool in 2015 was Sketch, and that’s pretty much where the commonalities stopped. We all had different methods of prototyping, exporting, and sharing designs with stakeholders (InVision, Axure, Marvel, Google Slides, and even the antiquated Adobe PDF) and developers (Avocode, Zeplin, plugins without standalone apps like Measure). On rare occasions, we could send files directly to the engineers who were lucky enough to have the rare combination of a MacBook and a Sketch license.When InVision released the Craft plugin, we were overjoyed — being able to prototype and upload screens from Sketch into InVision, sharing components and styles in nascent libraries across files — it was the designer’s dream come true. The evolution of page organization within a Figma file. (Large preview)Final_Final_Last_2 — No More!I generally hate to use the term ‘game-changer’, but when Figma released naming/annotating to the version history last March, it dramatically changed the way we organized our files. Previously, we all had different ways of saving iterations and versions.Usually we would create new pages within a single file, sometimes with large files we would duplicate them and add a letter at the end of the filename to signal an iteration. If you were going to make drastic changes, then you might create a new file and append a version number. This was very natural, coming from the Photoshop/Sketch paradigm of managing multiple files for everything. Design At Scale: One Year With FigmaYou are here: Design At Scale: One Year With Figma Design At Scale: One Year With Figma Paul Hanaoka 2019-04-15T13:30:48+02:00 2019-04-15T12:35:02+00:00This article will be about how large teams can benefit from using more open, collaborative tooling and how to make adoption and migration feasible and pleasant. Also, in case you didn’t guess from the title of the article just yet, a lot of it will be about Figma and how we succeeded at adopting this design tool in our team.The intended audience is experienced designers working in larger teams with design systems, developers or product managers looking to improve the way cross-functional teams work in their organization.I’ve been using design tools in a professional setting for over ten years and am always trying to make teams I’m serving work more efficiently and more effectively. From scripting and actions in Photoshop, to widget libraries in Axure, to Sketch plugins, and now with Figma — I’ve helped design teams stay on the cutting edge without leaving developers or product managers behind. Posted on 15th April 2019Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeWeb DesignDesign At Scale: One Year With Figma Getting Started in Figma. (Large preview)Could we really have an all-in-one tool that had all the best features of Sketch and InVision, with the real-time collaboration and communication features found in Google Docs? In addition to reducing overhead from context switching, we could also potentially simplify from three tool subscriptions (for mockups, prototyping, and developer handoff), to only one.The ProcessThe first designers from our team to adopt Figma started experimenting with it when the first Figma beta was released in 2016. The features were limited but covered 80% of what we needed. Sketch import was buggy, but we still found immense value in being able to collaborate in real-time and most importantly, we could do 90% of the design work for a project inside a single tool. Stakeholder feedback, revisions, and developer handoff improved exponentially.By 2017, we had a few designers using it for most of their work, and one of the Lexicon designers (Liferay’s design system), Emiliano Cicero, was quickly becoming an evangelist — which turned out to be a key factor in convincing the rest of the team to make the switch.When Figma 2.0 debuted in the summer of 2017 with prototyping features added and huge improvements to the developer handoff capabilities, we knew this could be a viable tool for our global team. But how do you convince 20+ designers to abandon tools and workflows they love and have used comfortably for years?I could write a series on that subject, but I’ll summarize by saying the two biggest things were: starting small, and creating a solid infrastructure.Starting SmallIn the fall of 2017, we started our first trial of Figma with a product team distributed between the United States and Brazil. We were fortunate to have a week-long kickoff together in our Los Angeles office. Designing flows and wireframes together in Figma was so much faster and more efficient. We were able to divide up tasks and share files and components without having to worry about constantly syncing a folder or a library.At our global gathering in January 2018, we formulated a plan to slowly adopt Figma, using this team’s experiences to help form the infrastructure we’d need for the rest of the organization so that migration would be as seamless as possible.The biggest challenge we faced was a tight deadline — it didn’t make any sense for us to rework our review and handoff process due to the scale of the project with multiple engineering teams and product managers distributed around the world. Even though the end result would have been better, the timing wasn’t right. Another factor was Figma’s lack of a reliable offline design experience (more on that later), and for these reasons, the team decided to use Sketch and Figma for wireframes and mockups, but any prototyping or review had to be done in InVision. Open sourced files from Liferay.Design. (Large preview)To access any of these files, check out liferay.design/resources/figma, and stay tuned as we grow and share more!Further Reading“Our First 6 Months With Figma,” Danny Saltaren“Waiting For A Sign To Start Building Your Design Team’s Component Library?,” William Newton“How To Streamline Your UI/UX Workflow With Figma,” Nicole Saidy“Getting Started With Teams In Figma Organization,” Thomas Lowry“5 Ways To Structure Your Workflow With Pages In Figma,” Josh Dunsterville“Best Practices: Components, Styles, And Shared Libraries,” Thomas Lowry“Figma: A Fluid And Modular Design Approach To Typography With Components,” Mirko SantangeloOther ResourcesFigma Community on SpectrumFigma Design Handbook by David Ukauwa (mb, yk, il)From our sponsors: Design At Scale: One Year With Figmacenter_img A peek into our InVision projects. (Large preview)Eventually, we all converged on the InVision platform. We created and documented the processes that helped reduce much of the friction in stakeholder collaboration and developer handoff. Yet, due to the complex permissions structure, InVision remained a closed ecosystem — if you weren’t a designer, there was an approval chain that made it difficult to get an InVision account, and once you got an account, you had to be added to the right groups.Manually managing versions and files, storing and organizing them in a shared drive, and dealing with sync conflicts were just a few of the things that caused us many headaches. Figma project covers, by Abel Hancock. (Large preview)We’ve made this file available if you’d like to copy it, otherwise it’s a pretty straightforward hack:Create a single frame in the first page of your file that’s 620×320.Add your design. If you have text, we found that the minimum size is ~24, the titles in our examples are set at 48.Enjoy!Note: There will always be a slight margin around your cover, but if you set the page canvas the same color as the card, it will reduce the appearance of this margin.This helped transform our library, not just for designers, but for project and product managers and engineers who are trying to find things quickly. The search functionality was already really good, but the covers helped people narrow things down even faster, plus it allowed us to instantly communicate the status of any given file.Sparking Joy with Figma Covers (Large preview)Prior to using Figma, in addition to a ‘Master’ design system Sketch file, most designers had base files they had developed over time with things like wireframing elements and basic components. As we coalesced into a single pattern, we started to combine everything and refined them into a single library. Since we were doing wireframes, mockups, and prototypes in Figma, we also started to abandon flow apps like Lucidchart, instead of making our own task flow components in Figma.Other utilities that we developed over time were redline components for making precise handoff specs, sticky notes for affinity diagrams (and just about anything), and flow nodes. Git it? (Large preview)In this illustration, the designer arrives at final 3.0 after restoring final 1.1, but the file version history is still completely visible and accessible.In cases where you’re starting a new project, or want to make some really dramatic changes to the file, it can be necessary for you to ‘fork’ the file. Figma allows you to duplicate a file at any given point in the history, but it’s important to note that the file history will not be copied.We’ve found that a good way to work in this versioned system is to use your file history in a similar way to how a developer uses git — think of a Figma version as a commit or pull-request, and name and annotate them as such. For more, smarter thoughts on this, I recommend Seth Robertson’s Commit Often, Perfect Later, Publish Once: Git Best Practices — this is a good general philosophy for how to work in a version-controlled ecosystem. Also, Chris Beams’s How to Write a Git Commit Message is a great guide to writing meaningful and useful notes as you work.Some practical tips we’ve discovered:Keep titles to 25 characters or less.Longer titles are clipped and you have to double-click on the note in the version history to open up the ‘Edit Version Information’ modal to read it.Keep your description to 140 characters or less.The full description is always shown, so keeping it to the point helps keep the history readable.Use the imperative mood for the title.This gives the future you a clearer idea of what will happen when you click on that point in time, e.g. “changing button colors to blue” vs. “change buttons to blue.”Use the description to explain ‘what’ and ‘why’ versus ‘how’.Answering the ‘why’ is a critical part of any designers job, so this helps you focus on what’s important as you’re working as well as provide better information for you in the future.Working OfflineDisclaimer: This is based on our own experience, and a lot of it is our best guess as to how it works.As I mentioned before, offline support in Figma is tenuous. If you already have a file open before going offline, you can continue working on the file. It seems like each change you make is timestamped. In the case of someone else working on the same file while you were offline, then the latest change will be the one rendered once you do come back online. When Cat came back online, her button position change was made, and merged with the Nerd’s color changes. (Large preview)In this simple example, it doesn’t seem like too big of a deal — but in real life, this can get really messy, really fast. In addition to the high possibility of someone overriding your work, frames and groups could get stacked on top of one another.Our workflow is to duplicate the page before (or after) going offline, and then do your work in that copy. That way it will be untouched when you come back online, and you can do any necessary merges manually.“F” Is For FutureAdopting a new tool is never easy, but in the end, the benefits may far outweigh the costs.The biggest areas of improvement our team has experienced are:CollaborationIt’s much easier to share our work and improvements with the team and community.TransparencyA system that is open by default is naturally more inclusive to people outside of the field of design.EvolutionRemoving the “layers” between designers and engineers, enabling us to take the next step in design maturity.OperationsAdopting a single tool for wireframes, mockups, prototypes, and developer handoffs makes life easier for accounting, IT, and management.Reducing the overall number of subscriptions was really helpful for our team, but as costs can vary from ‘free’ to over $500 per year this might not make sense for your specific context and needs. For a full breakdown, see Figma’s pricing page.Grow And Get BetterOf course, no tool is perfect, and there’s always room for improvements. Some things that were missing from previous tools we used are:No plugin ecosystem.Sketch’s extensibility was a huge factor in making the switch from Photoshop a no-brainer. Figma does have a web API, but currently, there is no ‘write’ functionality. For now, Sketch remains the market leader with its vibrant community of extensions and plugins. (Of course, things might change in the future in case Figma opens the stage for plugin development as well.)Importing web, or JSON data in prototypes.It would be a lot easier for us to design with real data. Sketch recently introduced a “Data” feature in v.52, InVision’s Craft plugin is still very much the gold standard when it comes to easily addxing large amounts of different data — and for now, we’re stuck manually populating text fields.More motion.The Principle integration is nice (if you have Principle), but having basic animation and advanced prototyping features in Figma would be a lot better.A smoother offline experienceAs mentioned previously, as long as you have the Figma file open before going offline, you’re fine. This is probably OK for most people — but if you like to shut down your computer every night, it can be painful when you open it in the morning on a train or airplane and realize you forgot to leave Figma open.Open-Source DesignA few months ago, the always controversial Dann Petty recently tweeted about developers having GitHub, photographers having Unsplash — but designers not having a platform for sharing things for free. Design Twitter™️ swooped in and he deleted his tweet before I could get a screengrab, but one thing I’d like to mention is that what we’re very passionate about at Liferay, is open source. To that end, we’ve created a Figma project for resources to share with the design community. A DAM presentation from Design Week 2018. (Large preview)Creating a solid Figma structureOne of the first steps was formulating rough guidelines for the project, file, and component organization. The foundation for these things was started by two junior (at the time) designers, Abel Hancock and Naoki Hisamoto, who never developed the bad layer-naming habits that seem to come from designers who cut their teeth in Photoshop. This method for organization, coupled with a year spent developing a small library of components for Liferay.com properties, was critical to setting the rest of the global team up for success.An early organizational improvement created by one of our Liferay.com designers, inspired by Ben’s tweet, was our system of covers. Liferay Design’s redline, flow, and affinity components. (Large preview)One of the biggest benefits of doing this in Figma, was that improvements to any of these components that any designer made could easily be pulled into the library and then pushed out to all instances. Having this in a centralized place also makes maintenance a lot easier, as anyone on the team can contribute to improvements with a relatively simple process.A redline document is for making it easier for the developer to know the dimensions, visual specs, and other properties of a UI component or a set of components. If you’re interested in the topic, you can also check Dmitriy Fabrikant’s article about design blueprints. Some recommendations to keep in mind when creating components:Use of overrides and masters for powerful base components (more on that here);Establish a consistent pattern for naming (we use the atomic model);Document and label everything — especially layers.With the advanced styling features released at the beginning of June 2017, the systems team finished a complete version of our Lexicon library in between our big product releases in July and the ramp-up in August. This was the final piece we needed to support the global team. Designers working in Marketing and other departments had already been using Figma for some time, but by last Fall almost all of the other product teams had finalized the move over to Figma.As of today, most of the product designers are only using Figma, there are also a couple of designers that are working in legacy systems with lots of existing, complicated Sketch prototypes that aren’t worth importing to Figma. Another exception is a few designers that occasionally use apps like Principle or Adobe After Effects for more advanced animation that wouldn’t make sense to do in Figma. We even have a few designers exploring Framer X for even more robust prototypes, especially with work that requires leveraging any kind of data at scale. While there are some designers using multiple tools on a semi-regular basis, 80% of our product designers are using Figma for all of their design and prototyping work.Continuous ImprovementsWe’re always working on ways to work more effectively, and one of the current things we’re iterating is best practices for naming pages. At first, we named pages according to the page name, but that proved problematic, plus, as we improved our libraries, the need for larger files with multiple pages was reduced.Currently, we’re using a numbering system within files, with the top-most page being what’s delivered to the developers. The next phase we’re discussing nowadays is making the versions more meaningful with explicit labels (wireframes, mockups, breakpoints, etc.) and making better use of Figma’s built-in versioning, establishing best practices for when and how to save versions. 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Pioli stands up for Suso

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Stefano Pioli was cagey on his Milan choices against Roma, but defended Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu from criticism. “You hit one, you hit us all.” It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview. This is his second game in charge after the disappointing 2-2 draw with Lecce, a performance that saw several players including Suso bitterly criticised. “We won’t be part of any social or media pillory of our players. We are united, the objective is to be a team and fight for the results together,” said Pioli in his press conference. “If you hit one player, you hit us all, you hit me and you hit Milan. We have to be positive and not let ourselves get caught up in hysteria. “We’ve got to prove ourselves in every match and learn from the Lecce game where we should’ve been more concentrated. It’s not just about players being young or inexperienced, but the way we interpret the matches. “Tomorrow we are up against a Roma side that has lost only one game this season. I expect them to be determined and we need to match them on that level.” Pioli left Krzysztof Piatek on the bench in favour of Rafael Leao against Lecce, so will he use the same trident with Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu or draft in Ante Rebic? “I will choose the best line-up available, just as I did against Lecce. Leao and Piatek have different characteristics, so they can alternate, but also play together if we are able to find the right balance elsewhere. “I expect Lucas Paqueta to be more enterprising on the ball and create more danger going forward. He remains a midfielder, which means he needs to keep the intensity up throughout the match. “I liked the way Calhanoglu approached the game overall and not just the goal he scored. If we were to play Lucas Biglia and Ismael Bennacer together, we’d have to change other positions, which at the moment I do not want to change. We need some consistency at the moment. “The best possible team for the game will play tomorrow. That is all I can tell you, then you can read the XI when the time comes.” The new coach also tried to keep the expectations down, even though the club directors seem to believe in a top four finish. “We have to roll our sleeves up. We’ll try to win them all and then see where we are, that’s all we can do. I made no promises to anyone. All the players start with me on the same level and I’ll play those who can give me the most guarantees for that game.”last_img read more

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