Hiring UX Designers 2018

I am settling into my new position at Treasure Data. The people have been great. Currently, I have one immediate open head count, plus more coming soon. If you are interested in working with me, … Continue reading Hiring UX Designers 2018

An Unexpected Job Change

At the end of 2005, I was interviewing with Craig Walker at a company called Grand Central. They didn’t have funding at the time, so I ended up taking a different position at Intuit. Two … Continue reading An Unexpected Job Change

Design Strategies (Broad vs. Focus)

When you find yourself in a situation where there are LOTS of projects you can work on as a designer, you need to choose one of two strategies. Strategy 1: Go Wide This strategy is … Continue reading Design Strategies (Broad vs. Focus)

Caffeine 2018

My first job out of college was as an assistant to some guys at Columbia TriStar Television Distribution. I worked for David Ozer and Jeff Wolf. (Shout out!- I can’t remember their bosses name.) I … Continue reading Caffeine 2018

Your Phone is a Slot Machine

Slot machines make billions of dollars a year around the globe. They make more money than all of the other games in a casino combined. It’s a simple psychological device. Step 1: You play Step … Continue reading Your Phone is a Slot Machine

Things I would like (2018)

A short wish list. You should do this at least once a year. A Better Battery I think battery technology is what has driven the mobile revolution. Imagine an iPhone running on double-A batteries. The … Continue reading Things I would like (2018)

Eat Club Review

What is Eat Club? For those of you who don’t know, Eat Club is a service where they gather lunch dishes from many local restaurants and package it up for delivery. The model is interesting … Continue reading Eat Club Review

Laws for Presidents

I’d love to see laws passed by congress that would apply to ALL presidents, on both sides of the aisle. The executive branch has grown in power for the last 50 years and needs some … Continue reading Laws for Presidents

Choosing a Mobile Font

Right now, Im designing a mobile app and choosing a font. (So many fonts to choose from!) Some rough requirements gathered from various stakeholders: Not too stylized/fancy Easy to read at small fonts Round o  … Continue reading Choosing a Mobile Font

Bad Sidebars and Platform App UX

This is my sidebar in JIRA. 19 items! That’s objectively too many. I wondered what would happen if my screen wasn’t as tall. How does it adapt? I shortened my screen height and then refreshed … Continue reading Bad Sidebars and Platform App UX