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 […]

Thinking vs Choosing

This is the first of two articles about critical thinking in design. In part one, I discuss why I feel there’s so much “design sameness” on the web, and the drawbacks of our tendency to focus on existing solutions. In the upcoming Part 2, I’ll present a model that I’ve found useful in making more […]

Sketch and Destroy

Designers love their tools and processes. Many verbal battles have been fought about code or images, Photoshop or Sketch, paper or screen. And these discussions are serious. You’d think they were about whether to kill all kittens in the world. “Why don’t you name your layers?”, asks Designer A, looking in disgust at her coworker’s […]