• Less Clicking, More Binging

    Less Clicking, More Binging

    This article was originally posted on sitepen.com Whether it’s Game of Thrones or an old season of Rupaul’s Drag Race, it’s pretty likely you’ll be streaming something tonight from your TV. Netflix, Hulu, Sling — these are the apps that dominate our quiet evenings. And while many of us don’t consider them apps, they are […]

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  • Out of the (Drop)Shadows

    Out of the (Drop)Shadows

    It is strange that the drop shadow is a visual relic that has managed to cling to UI design for decades. But why? Can an opinionated flat design still have depth and truly be free of drop shadows? What would that even look like?

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  • Moving, Not Moving

    Moving, Not Moving

    Six years ago, I decided to spend some time designing an app called EventBoard with Zach Holmquist. As it turns out, that single decision has had a huge impact on my career. EventBoard is now a full-fledged enterprise SaaS company, boasting some of the best customers imaginable, and it’s maintaining a strong growth trajectory. Being […]

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  • The Stepford Wives – Alexa, Cortana, and Siri

    The Stepford Wives – Alexa, Cortana, and Siri

    Yesterday, an interesting article by Mandy Brown caught my attention. It focussed on the lack of originality that exists in the current world of artificial intelligence. The article resonated with me because I’ve long felt that our mainstream AI bots like Siri, Cortana, OK Google, and, the recent, Alexa have a blatant heavy-hand on gender […]

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  • The State of the Hover State

    The State of the Hover State

    Mobile UI design has been at a severe disadvantage to designing for the web for one prominent reason: discoverability. Web designers (and even desktop app designers, for that matter) have the advantage of using hover states to train their users on interaction in their designs. Hover states are used to convey clickable elements, use different […]

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