Let’s Get Technical III: Design as the Conscience of the World

Let’s Get Technical III: Design as the Conscience of the World

At Midwest UX in 2013, I was standing in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Meyer May House in Grand Rapids when the docent guiding my group remarked that Wright was incredibly opinionated about how modern life ought to be lived. So much so that he carved his opinions into every...
Let’s Get Technical II: Technology on Steroids

Let’s Get Technical II: Technology on Steroids

In my last blog entry, I wrote about why designers should become more conversant in the nitty gritty of technology. I’d like to take a step forward and be more direct. I believe we must take a leadership role within the tech industry, not just for the good of our...
None Pizza and Multiple Choice

None Pizza and Multiple Choice

You’ve probably already seen None Pizza with Left Beef: What’s striking to me is how funny it is each time I encounter it. Why does it make me laugh so consistently? It’s sort of a jerk thing to do, really — force some poor pizza cook to make...
Let’s Get Technical

Let’s Get Technical

The Debate is Over The debate over whether designers in the tech industry should be technical has already happened. Like any good political debate, I don’t know whether either side succeeded in convincing anyone of anything. I’m already on one side of the debate by...

Syncr Evolution: Interface updates.

We Listened to Feedback When we release a product, we rely heavily on user feedback to determine what’s working and what isn’t. We take what we learn and do our best to respond to the needs of our users with updates that can move the product in the right...

Simple Pure Interaction

I’ve been observing trends in children’s application design for a couple years now. From the time that my boys were born, I started snooping around neat for ways to have fun with them by interacting with technology. What I learned is that most...