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Sep 30

“The aggregate results of this vicious cycle moves our craft backwards because it perpetuates a misunderstanding of design, the myth that design is primarily about aesthetics. So visual designers are hired by these recruiters, expecting them to be great product designers, setting everyone up to fail.” — How To Hire Designers - Inside Intercom

“Constraints are hard because they represent the bar, and the bar is high on existing, successful products. Designers who persevere to ship something beyond this bar have achieved something remarkable, but they’re often unsung heroes because what they accomplish doesn’t come across as big or splashy. It’s often the quiet hum of a product getting better and better through the years—a common action made a little easier, a confusing interaction made simpler, a habitual gesture made more delightful. Maybe the average person never notices, but the product continues its upward trajectory. It grows more popular. It has more impact in the world.” — Constraints are Hard — The Year of the Looking Glass — Medium

Sep 18

“So designers must not only synthesize functionality and aesthetics, they must understand a consumer’s thought process and emotions in order to motivate behavior change.” — The Role of Design in Business - Businessweek

Sep 16

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Sep 15

(via New York Pictures - Camouflage Art Series)

(via New York Pictures - Camouflage Art Series)

Sep 10

Farting About Fashion -


In 2001, the iPod was a new entrant in a new space littered with false starts, attempting to disrupt a well-established product category. Using it necessitated owning a separate, more robust device as a hub. It would be the precursor to the iPhone six years later, which would eclipse its…


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Aug 31

Really feeling this old school diner menu.  (at Alexis Diner)

Really feeling this old school diner menu. (at Alexis Diner)

Aug 22

Pregame. #skullfucklake2014 #3yearsblessed #live4everdie2night (at Cafe Mogador (Williamsburg))

Pregame. #skullfucklake2014 #3yearsblessed #live4everdie2night (at Cafe Mogador (Williamsburg))