I’m writing a Sci-Fi novel!

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 …

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A Dao of Product Design

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 …

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