(Dark) Design as Business
09 Dec 2019
I’ve talked before about the idea of “design as business” and how much I agreed with that sentiment. It’s one of the things that distinguishes it from more traditional art forms and gives design its ability to inspire change. The problem, however, is that whenever profits and money come into…
We should stop designing, probably
01 Nov 2019
A.K.A. Tech startups may be destroying the world. A.K.A. A case of correlation, not causation.
I think it’s safe for me to call this decade the age of startups. I mean just take a look at the rise of small companies birthed out of silicon valley, well designed NYC subway…
I wish I didn’t “know” design
27 Sep 2019
There are days I wish I was a beginner again, to have their eyes, I would give anything to see the word in an unfiltered light. In a way that’s not saturated by technicalities, by grids and rules and expectations. Even if it’s just for day, to be able to…
Help, all my UI designs look the same!
15 Aug 2019
I’m constantly going back to the age old question of “is design art?” In my heart, and according to my definition of “art” (which in itself is a can of worms I’m trying very hard not to open) the answer is no. I had recently listened to a podcast that…
I’d like more friction please!
03 Jun 2019
As designers, I feel that we’re constantly trying to strive for a seamless and frictionless experience in products. That of course, is a noble goal, I mean, what user doesn’t want a smooth and non-disruptive process? We’ve already established that people have much less patience than before, and thus, less…
When did coding become a privilege instead of a right?
06 May 2019
Coding is hard, no doubt about that. Learning a new programming language can be a long process, but as a skill that’s revered in this new age, should it not be accessible? I had read an article by Jarred Sumner on MySpace and why the internet is no longer as…