A short story on Virtual Reality and our impending overlords.
The surprisingly layered film needs a content warning thanks to its trailers suggesting a lot more rom-com than it offers.
“The results will surprise you!”
Replacing granular ratings systems with a simpler thumbs up/down approach is solving the wrong design problem.
The greatest failures in my life have taught me the most important lessons I’ve learned.
When I found the secret beach, I knew my new life had started.
Late last year I launched one of my two planned major side projects for 2017: Product Matters, a blog / publication / channel on all things product design and business ethics.Today I’m thrilled to share what my second major side project for this year is: a science-fiction novel! I’ve been writing, plotting, outlining and ideating a whole universe of stories since I was 16 years old, now more than half a lifetime ago. I always figured, “I can do a writing career after my tech career.” I used to imagine I might start to get serious about the writing around …
Product Design is both a practice and a job, but regardless of which of the two applies to your work, there are considerations to make. Does your work make the user feel better? Does it inform them, or arm them with knowledge and a greater understanding? Does it make them stronger people, psychologically, or is it subtly eroding their confidence?In my new article for A List Apart, the premiere magazine for web designers & developers, I examine five principles of great design: inclusion, positivity & civility, confidence & courage, emotional fortitude, and social mores.The article is the culmination of years …