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  • CommunityHERO: A Lesson in Collaborative Design
    November 7, 2017
    Here at SEP, the PXT (product experience team) has been making a push for more collaborative design on the projects we’ve been involved in. By collaborative design I mean including...
  • Why Does Every Pixel Matter?
    December 6, 2016
    Why is the UI designer making me move something just 1px over? Does that 1px even matter? The quick answer is yes, it does matter. I can give you the...
  • The Visual Design of meHive
    September 4, 2015
    Now that the meHive project has been retired, I thought now would be a good time to go back and take a look at a few bits of the visual...
  • The 5 Senses in Software
    November 22, 2013
    Remember when the launch of the iPhone/iPad made interacting with software through touch truly ubiquitous? It was a magical moment for many people. Isn’t it funny how our children expect...
  • The Design Eye — Tool of the Designer Trade
    November 15, 2013
    One of the innate talents of a good designer in any design industry is having a good eye for design. But what does it mean to have a good eye...
  • Tips for Designers Fresh Out of School
    June 7, 2013
    There are already a bunch of articles on the interwebs with advice for designers fresh out of school, so I wanted to share the technical skills I wished I had...
  • Self Driven Development
    May 29, 2013
    One of the biggest challenges I have as a designer is how to stay fresh and creative over the span of my entire career — how to stay creative in...
  • Graphic Design in the Next 25 Years
    May 22, 2013
    So much has changed in the field of graphic design in the past 25 years, and I’m sure much will change in the next 25. Maybe we will be able...
  • How to Fail Creatively
    May 16, 2013
    Every so often I find myself having designer’s block. The inspiration is just not there and my creative magic has been depleted. When faced with this block in the past,...
  • Responsive Web Design
    April 23, 2013
    One of the buzzwords these days in web development is “responsive design.” According to Mashable, this is supposedly the Year of Responsive Web Design. Simply put, a responsive website scales...
  • Ten Principles of Good Design
    November 14, 2012
      I’m a big fan of Dieter Rams’ ten design principles. I try to follow them as much as possible when designing anything. 1. Good design is innovative 2. Good...