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A not so gentle intro to web3

You’re not too stupid to understand what’s going on.

A UX case study on Cash App

A user experience (UX) case study, showing what they’ve done right, and what they could improve on.

Reviewing the Safari redesign in iOS 15

An overview of the changes, some theories on the project’s goals, and thoughts on how it’s working so far.

A UX case study on Apple AirTags

A user experience case study, showing what they’ve done right, and what they could improve on.

Hiking Apps & Outdoor Safety: A Critique

New hikers are flocking into the backcountry in unprecedented numbers and apps are their tool of choice.

Applying Usability Heuristics to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

A UX case study focused on the visibility of status.

Shit’s broken: why we need Mindful Notifications & how to Design them

Notifications today impede our focus, get in the way of our plans, cause cognitive overload, and are often devoid of meaning. Here’s how we improve.

Analyzing the new Tesla UI

The new user interface that Tesla has launched as a Christmas gift has not left its users indifferent.

How Group Sessions on Spotify work

I spent ~40 hours using, analyzing and reviewing Spotify’s Group Sessions. Here are the biggest issues with their user experience.

A UX Analysis of Xbox Passkey

Xbox Passkey is a 6-digit code that users can utilise to access their Xbox Live account rather than using an email and password.

Websites We Like: Whimsical

Whimsical is an app that lets you create flowcharts, but it was only earlier today that I spotted just how great the website is.

R’over the Moon

New Logo for Mars2020 by House of van Schneider.

Eyes on the Prize

New Logo and Identity for Popeyes by Jones Knowles Ritchie.

The Code Less Travelled

New Logo and Identity for Girls Who Code by Hyperakt.

New Identity for Esprit by Pentagram

Established in 1968, Esprit is a fashion brand that designs, manufactures, and retails clothing, footwear, accessories, jewelry, and even housewares.

Quibi App - the UX Review

A fast-paced life and a dwindling attention span are changing the ways we consume entertainment.

You can now get a free typography crit from Jonathan Hoefler

Design Twitter for good.

Delightful interactions that change how you think about email

Tempo is an email client that helps you focus by letting you sort through email in batches rather than a constant stream of interruptions.

Without Missing a Beat

New Logo and Identity for Mixcloud by Output.

All Systems Go

New logo and identity for GoDaddy done in-house.