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Who the hell are 2girls1bottl3?

In an age of hyper-sharing, Mixie and Munchie are a mystery, a myth, a glimpse and a glitch.

The Tyranny of the Marginal User

Why consumer software gets worse, not better, over time.

Better Brainstorming

The pitfalls of group brainstorming and how to overcome them.

Web Components Don’t Need You

Dave Rupert blogged a bunch of reasons about why you probably aren’t using them yet.

Information Architecture vs. Sitemaps: What’s the Difference?

Information architecture is the practice of structuring, organizing, and labeling content from your website.

How I use Figma to craft better presentations

Simple guidelines for using Figma to showcase your strength as a visual storyteller.

The tyranny of collaborative ideation

Collaborative ideation was never meant to be, and science tells us to go solo instead. Let’s take a closer look.

Letter to a mid level designer

Sharing lessons learned on the career path of a designer.

Use web components for what they’re good at

Dave Rupert recently made a bit of a stir with his post “If Web Components are so great, why am I not using them?”.

Organization – Office

This is the office. My wife and I work here, Monday through Friday, 9 to 5.

Inside the Decline of Stack Exchange

Stack Exchange is one of the greatest compendia of human knowledge ever produced.

Using Friction As A Feature In Machine Learning Algorithms

Friction often has a negative connotation in user experience design, but it actually has many benefits.

Why smaller, more private communities are thriving

Small is the new big in social.

John Maeda on Creativity, AI, and the Human Pursuit of Uphill Thinking

John Maeda shares takeaways from this year’s Design In Tech Report, and why we should embrace uphill thinking.

How magic helped me become a better designer

As I shuffle the deck of cards in my hands, each motion becomes an act of design.

Numbers or Brackets for numeric questions?

Which input type is better for surveys?

Just normal web things

A plea for us to get back to building websites that can do normal website things.

A rant about terrible personas

Personas aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

If Web Components are so great, why am I not using them?

Web Components have a marketing problem. I have a lot of opinions about this, so many that I joined the Web Components Community Group.

Small vehicles of Tokyo

A slim cataloguing of the rich diversity of small vehicles that help shape street life in the world’s largest city.