Co-Founder & Designer at @Yummygum

Learn how Yummygum ran a remote hackathon to build an Adobe XD plugin in one day. Read about the process, tactics, and tools they used.

Editor’s Note: Our guest developer post this week is from Vince Schwidder, co-founder and designer at Yummygum. We invited Yummygum to share some insights around bringing Glitch to Adobe XD and running a remote hackathon as we lead up to our Dev Days event.
— Rob Kleiman, Platform Marketing Associate

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Introduction

As the world swiftly transformed before our eyes the past couple of months, we found ourselves in an odd place. At Yummygum we always push ourselves to be innovative and stay creative, but lately it has been tough. …


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The new 🎉 Confetti plugin experience, now in a panel!

This week Vince Schwidder, co-founder and designer at Yummygum, returns to the Adobe Tech Blog with an update on Confetti for Adobe XD. Check out his previous post to see how Confetti got started last year.
— Drew Endick, Platform Partnerships Manager, Adobe Creative Cloud

Earlier this year the Adobe team informed us of yet another update that was in the works for third party developers of Adobe XD plugins: opening up their UI Panels for plugins. This may sound trivial, but it is actually amazing. …


Our guest developer post this week is Vince Schwidder, co-founder and designer at Yummygum. We invited Yummygum to our Dev Days event to help the team get started bringing Confetti to Adobe XD, the moment the plugin ecosystem launched.

— Drew Endick, Platform Partnerships Manager, Adobe Creative Cloud

If you’ve been following Yummygum for a while you know we like to contribute to the design and development community. Imagine our excitement when Adobe reached out and asked if we wanted to create something amazing together for Adobe XD.

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Nils & Vince sweating the details of Confetti for Adobe XD

Why Adobe XD?

Adobe XD is a tool that is awesome for a specific set of use cases like creating super quick prototypes, or extensive wireframing. For us, Adobe XD hasn’t been a daily driver yet, and one of the reasons was its limited extensibility of the platform. …


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Cryptocurrency has been around for some time but it really took off last year, in 2017. Only to crash again months later in early 2018. Cryptocurrency can become a big part of lives, but essential to its potential success and adoption, is applying design thinking to the technology. Allow me to explain.

The Impact of Design on New Technology

By now everybody’s aware of the success of Apple and the role that design (and design leadership) has had on its achievements. Apple understands that technology is a means to end, and technology should not be the sole focus if you want mass market adoption. Focussing on technology can drive innovation, but the end product should be human-centered. The computer already existed for a long time, Apple combined innovative technology with good design, and people adopted its tech.


Welcome to edition #19 of our Five on Friday, a weekly roundup of links to articles, videos or products that are interesting, inspiring, fun or simply beautiful. Grab your fresh vanilla lungo, sit back, and enjoy.

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Cars: Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The A-Class has come a long way. I have never really been an MB-guy, as I always felt that MB lacked some “toughness”, and was all about class and luxury. Their old A-Class was a complete disaster in terms of car design, if you ask me, but the redesign back in 2012 took the car from being your grandma’s car to a lovely entry-level hatchback. …


Welcome to edition #18 of our Five on Friday, a weekly roundup of links to articles, videos or products that are interesting, inspiring, fun or simply beautiful. Grab your fresh tomato juice, sit back, and enjoy.

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Learn: The Power of RAW on iPhone

While usually owning a top-of-the-line iPhone, I have never been super satisfied by the photography that comes out of it. The shots I take usually feel like quick snapshots that never have the wow-factor compared to when I use my Fujifilm X-E2. I am really glad that Sebastiaan de With has shared insights on how to produce great looking photos, from seemingly “dull shots”. …


Welcome to edition #17 of our Five on Friday, a weekly roundup of links to articles, videos or products that are interesting, inspiring, fun or simply beautiful. Grab your fresh cucumber infused water, sit back, and enjoy.

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Gadget: Apple HomePod

Couldn’t have missed that the release of the Homepod is coming closer. I’m really invested in Google, and very happy with the Assistant helping me out from the Google Home speaker while having Siri disabled on my iPhone. The design of this thing is top notch though.


Welcome to edition #16 of our Five on Friday, a weekly roundup of links to articles, videos or products that are interesting, inspiring, fun or simply beautiful. Grab your fresh Hertog Jan, sit back, and enjoy.

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Buy: Twelve South Curve Review

There are many laptop stands our there, from cheap options on AliExpress to more expensive options you can buy in the Apple Store. I have been a fan of Twelve South since the beginning of Yummygum, and they have released an awesome looking matte black stand. …


Welcome to edition #15 of our Five on Friday, a weekly roundup of links to articles, videos or products that are interesting, inspiring, fun or simply beautiful. Grab your glass of room temperature Merlot, sit back, and enjoy.

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Now You Know: 50 years of kids coding

I’m just going to quote Thuy from The Verge for this one:

It’s Computer Science Education Week, and Google Doodle today celebrates 50 years since kids first began to code. Did you know kids have been coding that long? I didn’t — if they have been coding for that long, then what have I been doing with my life?


Welcome to edition #14 of our Five on Friday, a weekly roundup of links to articles, videos or products that are interesting, inspiring, fun or simply beautiful. Grab your Belgian beer, sit back, and enjoy.

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Want: Tesla Roadster

I don’t even care that much about its acceleration, range or top speed, it’s just a really good looking car. McLaren or Lamborghini have impressive design too, but the designers at Tesla push the boundaries in terms of minimal car design. No unnecessary lights, details or lines, just the essential. Again not 100% sure about the interior in terms of design an usability though (like the Model 3). …

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