Social Etiquette On Mobile and Empathy

How do most people deal with being interrupted by their mobile devices? Ignore them, silence them, or turn them off? Doing this creates an entirely different problem that you’ve probably never considered. Think about being in the real world, off…

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Cortana on Xbox One Hints at the Future of Connected Things

At the beginning of this month my Xbox One went through the process of updating itself, without me telling it too. I did however change the settings 3 years ago to allow it to update on it’s own, so I…

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I’m a Freelance Designer, Here’s How I Decided To Fire a Client

If you have ever wondered if you would be better off firing a client, read my thought process from when this happened to me. In the beginning of October 2015 I was approached by a referral client to build a…

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UX Design and Enterprise Software

In the almost 2 years I worked at Palador, it was sometimes challenging for me to understand exactly how UI and UX design as I’ve been practicing, fits into a culture of data saturation and interpretation. Often it seems like the…

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How to transfer photos from your digital camera to your PC

This is a written tutorial on how to transfer photos from your digital camera to your desktop on PC. The directions will vary slightly on Mac OS X or other versions of Windows, but should be similar for the following…

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What Is User Experience Design?

This was a quick exercise I completed with the intention to approach user experience design from a theoretical point of of view, hopefully offering a little insight and a fresh perspective. I first dissected both of the terms; experience and design….

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Why The Golden Mean Is Important To Designers

The Golden Mean can be expressed visually as a set of units gradually increasing in size when conforming to the same ratio. Each unit is equal to twice the sum of the units that have preceded it. This spiral that…

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3 Reasons Brushing Your Teeth In The Shower Is Better For Everyone

How often do you brush your teeth? Once, twice, three or more times a day? How often do you shower? Once, twice, 7 times a week? What if you combined the two activities at least once a day? I promise…

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What Do Your Employees Want?

What employees want from a company can vary slightly from person to person, company to company. But after reading The New York Times, Inside Amazon it’s become more clear to us that awesome perks and great pay don’t necessarily equal the…

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How To Get High School Students Interested In Cyber Security

How do you get high school students interested security? I’ll tell you at the bottom of this article, but first let me tell you how I got there. I’m thinking back to some of my first experiences with technology in science…

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Excerpt from “Syncing”

I’ve created a concept for a book called “Syncing”. It explains the pros and cons of connecting our lives to our devices. This excerpt dissects the difference between sending a physical letter and sending and email. Sending A Letter First you…

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Black in America, by: A White Person

I’m merging away from design for a minute here, it’s just something I had to write. Unless you’re black in America, you don’t know what it’s like to be black in America. I feel like I live a pretty normal,…

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Apple Watch Mocks

Last weekend I got to talking with some coworkers about designing UI on the Apple Watch. The device isn’t out yet so it’s unlikely any of us had thought about it much. Mostly what we came up with was that you…

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Material Design – Motion

Google’s design language Material Design, is written and presented in a somewhat ambiguous method, and that’s what I like about it the most. It’s abstract representations of design theory that were once only difficult to read, as it had only been…

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Audi OLED Tail Lights and What They Signify

I’ve shown the video showcasing the Audi OLED tail lights to a few people, and most of them clearly do not like the look. And mostly I think it’s because that’s now how a tail light should look. Really what…

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Twitter As A Resource

A friend of mine just joined Twitter in an effort to discover what other designers are up to and make some connections for his newest venture. We’ve spoken before about how I don’t use Twitter to communicate as much as…

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How To: Disable Facebook App Authorizations

This is a tutorial on how to disconnect an app from your Facebook account. If you’re a Facebook user, you’ve most likely logged in, connected, commented, shared, or liked content on the internet through some third party app. It requires…

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Why Content Is More Important Than UI

While both UI and the content are equally important in an app, bad content will always poison the screen, even if the UI is fantastic. Lets look at two examples that have really nice UI and yet still rely on…

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Innovation

Through discussions, tweets, updates, and posts alike, I feel like I have a good grasp on what innovation means and when it’s used incorrectly. I would bet that if you asked designers from all disciplines what innovation is their answers…

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If Facebook and Medium Had A Baby

Looking at an app like iBooks, it’s easy to see the connection between reading a classical book and reading an iBook. The intuitive UI that is included so that you can highlight, bookmark, and reference words is almost instinctual. And…

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