• Enterprise Application Redesign: From the Bottom Up

    Enterprise Application Redesign: From the Bottom Up

    This article was originally posted on sitepen.com Not long ago, good design was considered nice to have, but non-essential to a product or company. In today’s market, however, good design has become a commodity. The apps we use on our phones, our laptops, or even on our TVs are constantly scrutinized based on their quality […]

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  • 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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