Thoughts and Ideas both personal and professional.

Quartz Composer Prototype for Fashion App

Experimenting with a horizontal interface for browsing through different looks. Tapping would expand the details. Used Facebook Origami to prototype this.

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My Guiding Principles for 2015

In the past few years I have abandoned goals/resolutions in favor of themes or guiding principles for the new year. The reason is because sometimes goals set in the past become irrelevant by the end of the...

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Apple Watch Concept: The Usual Coffee

Every day during the work week at 3pm, a group of people at our Black Pixel team go get coffee together at “Coffee O’Clock”. Besides our CTO mixing it up often, we tend to get the same...

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Sharing Interaction in Quartz Composer

I was experimenting with ways of revealing social sharing options on the iPhone while playing in Quartz Composer (Origami). In this example app (not a real app) there is a group of images that show which of...

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Design Notes from Wren Lanier’s Talk: Designing on the Z-Axis

Disclaimer: These are notes I took from Wren’s talk but also added my own thoughts. You can see her slides here. “We’re not designing pages. We’re designing systems of components.” —Stephen Hay (@StephenHay) Unless you are planning...

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Defining Innovation

“Innovation is rarely about a big idea; more usually it’s about a series of small ideas brought together in a new and better way. Jony’s (Ive) fantastical drive for excellence is, I think, most evident in the...

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Me at WWDC

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Notes from Abby Covert’s talk at Giant Conference

Make Sense: Information Architecture For Everyone Here are some cleaned up notes from Abby Covert’s talk at #GiantConf. IA Institute Follow her on Twitter: @Abby_The_IA Our world is a mess of information. The majority of messes we face...

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