Physiology Exhibit: Line Length

One of the best key curriculum components of the UI Design course I’m taking this semester is the intersection of human physiology and design. Just over a month ago, the entire class collaborated to produce posters for a Physiology Walkthrough Exhibit; each classmate took a particular subject in design and physiology and “taught” other classmates… Continue reading Physiology Exhibit: Line Length

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Color Documentary: Charleston Green

Great design carefully considers how color influences understanding of the system at a functional level and at an emotional level. In the UI Design class I’m taking this spring, my peers and I collaborated to study the influence of particular colors on design comprehension. Enjoy my video study of a neutral green color with a… Continue reading Color Documentary: Charleston Green

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How to Break The Curse of Knowledge

The Curse of Knowledge. It haunts designers in everything we create. Its definition is simple, but its implications are immense. The condition whereby the deliverer of the message cannot imagine what it’s like not to possess his level of background knowledge on the topic. Garr Reynolds, Presentation Zen We’ve all witnessed presentations from intelligent speakers… Continue reading How to Break The Curse of Knowledge

The Plight of Modern Presentation Software

We all have a common perception of what a modern slide deck should look like. Title Point Bullet Bullet Bullet Another Point Bullet Bullet Bullet … etc. From a structural standpoint, there’s nothing wrong with information being presented in this way. In fact, this structure is quite reminiscent of common written essay structures and therefore… Continue reading The Plight of Modern Presentation Software

The Heyday Mobile App: Accessibility Review

I was challenged by Chapter 12 of “Don’t Make Me Think” by Steve Krug. So many interfaces that designed and developed over the past four years, yet so little attention paid to accessibility beyond a basic attention to usability… Ultimately, what allowed this reading to convince me that this is a problem is that it… Continue reading The Heyday Mobile App: Accessibility Review

Core Values in Product Management w/ Luke Bogus (PM, Microsoft)

Reading Understanding Our Core Values: An Exercise for Individuals and Teams by Colin Breck made me think of a good friend of mine, Luke Bogus, a champion of core values and passionate product leader heading to Microsoft as a Product Manager next fall. In this podcast, I ask Luke off-the-cuff about how he thinks about… Continue reading Core Values in Product Management w/ Luke Bogus (PM, Microsoft)

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Color Compatibility & Music

I have always been fascinated by synesthesia, a physical phenomenon in which “stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway” (Wikipedia). Those who experience this phenomenon describe sensory conjunctions that suggest a strong parallel between seemingly disconnected senses; they can visualize particular shapes when tasting… Continue reading Color Compatibility & Music

Jony Ive’s Perception of Design & Art

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Jonathan Ive attends the front row for the Burberry Prorsum show on day 4 of London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 on September 17, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Art vs. Design. It’s a debate that will never be objectively resolved, but it fascinating to participate in regardless. An article by Miklos Philips about this debate (https://www.toptal.com/designers/creative-direction/art-vs-design) inspired me to consider how the best designers and artists in the world might weigh in. Listen as I explore Jony Ive’s possible perspective: https://anchor.fm/siscoe/episodes/Jong-Ives-Perception-of-Design-and-Art-epup0k

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