Thoughts and Ideas both personal and professional.

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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Turning the page

It is time to turn the page in the book to the next chapter. I have decided to leave HTC and my last day will be June 25. It is bitter/sweet as I really loved the people...

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HTC Homepage Takeover Solution

This is one of the solutions in the HTC re-design I am most proud of. It is almost not noticeable but I think it enhances the user’s experience. During the launch of the HTC One (m8) we...

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Fortnight Onboarding Prototype in Adobe After Effects

I put together a prototype using a video onboarding sequence. Here were the goals I had in mind: Incorporate a video introduction. Have the ability to swipe between pages of text without making it feel like static...

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Creating iOS effects using Axure RP

“Theatricality and deception are powerful agents.” The famous words of Henri Ducard in Batman Begins. A prototype is intended to test the concept so it is okay to use a bit of smoke and mirrors to get...

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