For the past three years, behind the scenes, I've been working on and studying the field of design systems. As I start to take some of what I've learned and share it, I want to see what my readership would benefit from in that area.
In that interest, I've set up a Design Systems Questionnaire to gather reader input on the field. Please give the survey a spin!Read More
This past week I had the pleasure of being interviewed on The Autistic Mercury. I covered ground from who the best living designer is, to scientism and empathy in design, to which company's design team I'd take over. This was a fun one. Check it out.
Here's a small excerpt:
Skeuomorphism, otherwise known as the referential transfer of ornamentation or instrumentation from one medium to another, doesn’t just go in one direction—from the physical world to the digital. It equally goes in the opposite direction. UI designers have immense power in building interfaces, but their power hardly stops there.
Uber’s Undoing is the definitive story of Uber Design. This is Part III of the book.Read More
Uber’s Undoing is the definitive story of Uber Design. This is Part II of the book.Read More
Uber’s Undoing is the definitive story of Uber Design.Read More
This has been a pretty insane week. It started with my posting a parody PSA about the "Bluecheck" phenomenon on Twitter (click through to the Twitter moment).
All that said, something even bigger is happening this coming week: I'll be visiting San Jose for WWDC-related festivities. I'll be attending sjMacIndie on Sunday evening, Various AltConf events starting Monday, and John Gruber's The Talk Show Live on Tuesday evening, among other things.
If you're in town, don't be afraid to say hello—I won't bite. Or reach out on Twitter.
Authority has long been absent in the entire galaxy, and promises to continue to be under the postmodern and unserious Resistance. But the modernist First Order, while interested in restoration, is equally toothless, and run by fools.Read More
With Dropbox out of the way, this week we have an an episode that's been a long time coming. Mike and I had the pleasure of talking to a special guest, Marc Edwards of Bjango, to discuss the state of design tools.
With the announcement of InVision Studio, Sketch Libraries, Framer Export and Adobe Xd finally coming out of beta, there's more movement than ever in UI design and prototyping tools. We cover the design systems movement, the downsides of different business models, and the industry's convergence on a feature-set that can only be described as 'acceptable mediocrity.'Read More