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Reflecting on things I failed to get done at Google

A meditation on corporate frustration & autonomy.

A Product Design Process for the Real World

The product design playbook I use to break down and execute on design projects.

Success and Failure at Pebble

We sold parts of our business to Fitbit at the end of 2016. What happened? Here’s my TL;DR of why we failed.

Productivity-sniped by PARA

How I’m using the PARA method in Notion.

Good North Star, Bad North Star

“We need a North Star.” Most product designers have been asked for one at some point, and it usually causes us to internally groan and roll our eyes.

How zines influenced mainstream design

Learn about zines, their impact on design, and how you can create your own.

So… this is a job?

What is Design? Designers share a problem with politicians and business consultants: nobody knows what they are actually doing.

Going cyberpunk and riding the vaporware: A look at retrofuturism

Take a deep dive with us into retrofuturism.

Around The Artifacts Of Design Systems

Design systems aren’t ever a finished thing — it’s a journey. How we go about that journey can affect the things we produce along the way.

How I unknowingly upped my visual design game

As I’ve been building out the team at LaunchDarkly, I realized my eye for visual design details had gotten a lot sharper.

Mode Designs SixtyFive · a celebration of materials

Mode Design’s SixtyFive is one of the best mechanical keyboards I’ve ever used. These are my thoughts after having it in the studio for a few months.

Picking a good brand name with help of science

When you are picking a name, be it for a new product or a company, you certainly want to accomplish a couple of things.

Breaking Down Principles Behind the Readymag User InterfaceSponsored

A set of values a browser-based design tool Readymag follows. They are to help you design your own product and build user trust.

How To Grow Your Digital Garden With Sub-Domains

A page of links that turned into a story of how to expand your digital garden through sub-domains.

HTML and CSS in Emails: What Works in 2022?

Let’s take a look at some of these features and how we can make them work for all email clients, in 2022.

Should you ever NOT listen to user feedback?

Product designers are faced with a flood of feedback each day.

How to design a product you understand nothing about

I didn't understand anything about those highly technical products at first!

When it comes to complaining about web browsers

I’m not planning on leaving the industry (yet), but before I go I’d like to offer up what I know when it comes to complaining about web browsers.

14 Black creatives you should know about

Black creatives have left a lasting impact on history and culture, and these are 14 — past and present — we’re inspired by.

Thoughts On Markdown

It’s important to look at emerging content formats that try to encompass modern needs.