Lessons I learned from #sndnyc: What is Design?

Design is many things, but the best design is cooperative, constrained, and empowering. Those are the biggest takeways I have from the 2018 Society for News Design workshop. The three-day event included talks, workshops, and social events, all of which helped me learn about what makes helps make design great.  The Best Design is Cooperative […]

Random Thoughts On…Product Engineering

For the past 5.5 years, I've been a part of the product engineering leadership at a couple of organizations. While I'm not sure if these ideas translate to client services, I know that they have all been valuable to me as I work long term building products and brands. It's important to periodically reevaluate your […]

My One Icon

A few years ago, I needed an icon for something I was working on, so I opened up the noun project and started looking.  I couldn’t  find anything, so I set out to design my first icon.  What I came up with is my blood pressure icon. The best part isn’t the emails every few months […]

Take the Time to Use Fewer Words – Microsoft Design 

Using fewer words isn’t a panacea to fix every user experience; it’s just one guideline, together with all the others employed by excellent writers, designers, developers, program managers, and researchers. It’s how UX writers reduce the text to create experiences that let people to do more of what they want to do — not waste their time […]

Response Time Limits: Article by Jakob Nielsen

Therefore, the response time guidelines for web-based applications are the same as for all other applications. These guidelines have been the same for 46 years now, so they are also not likely to change with whatever implementation technology comes next. 0.1 second: Limit for users feeling that they are directly manipulating objects in the UI. […]

Color Is Based on Surrounding Color

“The redness isn’t a property of the apple. It’s a property of the apple in combination with a particular lighting that’s on it and a particular observer looking at it.” via These X’s Are The Same Shade, So What Does That Say About Color? : Shots – Health News : NPR. Next to typography, color […]