I was browsing an industry job board when I stumbled across a post seeking an Urgent Designer. The post caught my attention, and not in a good way. It was about one paragraph long, and contained very little information about requirements or desired candidate qualities. The post got me thinking about urgency, and how poisonous it can be if left unchecked.
The services provided by Twitter make it a good example for studying social interactions. Twitter lets you do a few things: Produce and consume content. You have control over the content you produce, and the channels you consume.
It has been said that the release of the iPad marks a new age in interface design. I politely disagree with that notion.
Of Men & Robots
Three months after bidding farewell to the thoughtbot team, I found myself headed to Newport. The whole team had spent the week there, doing what they do best: hacking & having fun.
I’ll be honest. It is not the first time this has happened.
In January of this year, I set a goal of writing at least twice a month. Shockingly, I haven’t met that goal over the past three months. I tried. I really did. I jotted down several ideas, outlined a bunch of drafts, and took a stab at finishing & publishing a few of them. So what happened?
Planes and Ampersands
We put some new flooring our place this weekend. It gave me the chance to work with my hands – something I miss and would enjoy doing more often. While laying the floors down, I started drawing some parallels to what I usually find myself doing.
Evolution & Incarnation
Over the past three days, I tore down the old site and carefully crafted what you see now. What can I say? It was due time for a change.