Dates provide context

I was reading Joel Hooks’ article on “digital gardens”. He argues: “Chronologically sorted pages of posts aren’t how people actually use the internet.” This may be true (unless you spend most of your time reading mail, news, blog posts, or social media). Even so, dates can provide context. Hooks’ post (which is worth reading, by […]

Design review means asking questions

As design leaders/managers, our tendency during design reviews is to express our opinion of the work. This seems logical enough, as our opinion of the work can be—and for experienced design leaders, often is—relevant, depending on the context and the reviewer’s experience. Even so, it can be helpful to be mindful of this tendency, and […]

Use workflow experimentation to challenge design choices

or How Copying and Pasting Made Me Question My Use of Complex Blog Software. I use WordPress for this website. But not for long. A few days ago, I published the first blog post I’ve written in two years. But that’s not the only writing I’ve done the past two years. Most of my writing has been notes. I […]