DesignOpinions

“Everyone writing code in your organization is a designer, insofar as they’re constantly making decisions that directly impact the user, in ways that were never explicitly defined by a ‘designer’.”

DesignOpinions

“What design leaders say they want: ‘A seat at the table.’ What they get: A lot more meetings.”

BusinessOpinions

“The best way to teach someone is to give them the necessary tools, a real project, and a deadline. Without a real project, the lessons won’t stick, and without a deadline, they won’t feel the urgency to learn.”

CodeOpinions

“If you are spending a lot of your time learning while you code — while someone is paying you — then you are doing it right. You don’t need to learn it all ahead of time and show up to work already knowing.”

DesignOpinions

“There are two types of organizations: 1) Those that are investing in design and value it, 2) Those that will wish they invested more in design and valued it.”

BusinessOpinions

“Something I wish I’d learned earlier in my career: The way companies run their recruiting process is a strong indicator for what it’s like to work there.”

BusinessOpinions

“The secret to managing an out-of-control amount of browser tabs is to just open another browser window.”

BusinessTools

Transistor

Podcast hosting and analytics for creatives, brands, professionals.

BusinessOpinions

Bits

“The web’s performance problem is a problem of profitability.”

BusinessOpinions

“Web: ‘We noticed you’re using an Ad blocker.’ Me: ‘I noticed you’re using 32 tracking services.’”

CodeOpinions

“Instead of a hackathon, try a sleepathon. You’ll be better off.”

DesignOpinions

“When prototyping, always try wackier/quirkier stuff first. The deeper you get into a project, the more conservative it tends to get.”

BusinessOpinions

“There’s a big difference between being demanding and being demeaning. Great leaders don’t undermine people, they elevate them.”

BusinessOpinions

“One of the most value-add things a leader can do is stop conversations as soon as there are diminishing returns.”

BusinessResources

Overdue

A curated list of resources to help freelancers get paid.

DesignOpinions

“Unpopular opinion: Multiple apps using the same UI patterns isn’t boring, it’s helpful.”

BusinessOpinions

“Every person carries around a device with access to the totality of human knowledge and yet people are constantly wrong about everything.”

BusinessOpinions

“We should all give each other more room to make mistakes.”

DesignOpinions

“Good designers want to fully understand the problem before they start solving it. Great designers realize you can’t know everything and are comfortable with high levels of ambiguity.”

CodeOpinions

“Given how straight-forward HTML is, it’s quite surprising how many front-end developers don’t know its fundamentals. Don’t skip on learning HTML if you work on web UIs, folks!”

DesignOpinions

“The best Product Managers are humble and vulnerable. When they don’t know they say ‘I don’t know’. They never bullshit people pretending they know. Not even a little bit.”