Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3

You know that one person who picks on all the little inconsistencies or details? Yeah, that’s me. For years we have been hearing “Winter is coming! Winter is coming!” like some Chicken Little story. We … Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3

Rereading About Face by Alan Cooper

About Face 4th Edition, the Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin, and Christopher Noessel. Many years ago an interviewer asked me who my influences are. My answer was pretty lame. … Continue reading Rereading About Face by Alan Cooper

A Big Problem #boycottSafari

Note: This post is fairly technical, using (without explaining) many marketing concepts. It has a big impact, but may be complex for many people, especially designers. Many people in the world would prefer that everything … Continue reading A Big Problem #boycottSafari

All Roads on Twitter Lead to Hitler

I try hard to avoid Twitter. I use it (and LinkedIn) to publicize my blog posts. I click publish and voila! Insta-tweet. Sometimes, I will tweet a little joke or pun, but I hardly ever … Continue reading All Roads on Twitter Lead to Hitler

Why is Adobe XD taking so long on basic things?

Designers are one of the worst markets to make products for. We are fickle/disloyal and we are picky beyond reasonableness. I feel badly for people who design products for us. With that said, I have … Continue reading Why is Adobe XD taking so long on basic things?

Figma UI Refresh – Apr 2019

Figma just released a new aesthetic to their design tool. I use Figma every day for several hours, so I care about any changes. Normally, I love change. Change is good. Even when it’s bad. … Continue reading Figma UI Refresh – Apr 2019

New-ish Band: Billie Eilish

I heard a new band on the radio named after the singer Billie Eilish. It’s a cool mix of jazz, dubstep, and dance. The singer’s voice has an interesting tenor, similar to Mazzy Star or … Continue reading New-ish Band: Billie Eilish

Flipping it on its Head

We all have context. Every product you design, every job you do, every email you write all have something that came before it. None of us live and create in a vacuum. All too often, … Continue reading Flipping it on its Head

Ironic Almost Truth

April Fools. Got you. UX Rule #91: Everything cool eventually becomes lame.