I’ve been writing about design and innovation since the early 2010’s and have climbed to Top Writer on Medium for both categories, 2 years in a row.
Some of my notable articles:
I write about Design philosophy…
The 1,000 Floor Elevator: Why Most Designers Fail Google's Infamous Interview Design Challenge
If a friend says "I'm going to the movie theater" we automatically presume she's going to watch a movie, because personal experience tells us that's the main reason people visit theaters. But it was never stated she's actually going to watch a film.
You are NOT a Designer: Divorcing Art from Design
Once upon a time, our society revered and celebrated artists. They were held in the highest regards and entrusted with the most honorable of tasks- from depicting Gods and decorating cathedrals, to capturing the portraits of rulers and holy men. But somewhere between the Renaissance and today, things changed.
Hiring Designers: The Ideation Spectrum
Once you've determined where your product falls on the spectrum, you need to find a designer who matches your positioning in order to take your product to the next level. But how can you determine if a designer is a hunter or a farmer?
Linguistic Usability: Why The American Date Format is Superior
America's neglect of the imperial system is widely mocked by much of the Western world and for a good reason- it's batshit illogical. The U.S. is known to disregard worldwide standards in favor of its own quirky and often unintuitive systems of inches, ounces, and gallons.
…I share my knowledge and experiences:
How I Unknowingly Designed Donald Trump's Presidential Campaign App
"D esign ethics" is one of those phrases that many of us brush over as too intangible, too abstract, or even maybe too obvious - we would never knowingly design something we believe to be negative, right? But...
What I learned from the $2,000 elusive design book "Designing Programmes"
Designing Programmes by Karl Gerstner is one of the most elusive design books in the world. Brand new copies retail for over $2,000, and even used versions go for over $250. Luckily for you, I spent my hard earned $277 for a copy so you don't have to..
… discuss the neuroscience, psychology and physiology of design:
The Surprising Neuroscience Behind Snapchat's Success
With the recent hype around Snapchat's IPO, the app has been the center of speculation of not just Wall Street but every major publication. Discussions about its future and potential share prices are at a peak, so I figured this is as good of a time as any to give my 2 cents..
Ergonomics of Interaction: The Fatigue Oversight
A few weeks ago, I was stranded on an island for a week with my iPad Pro as my main device.
The Biological Basis for Color Perception
Research suggests that color perception is rooted in biology, as babies have been observed to distinctly categorize colors into red, blue, green, yellow and purple prior to learning a language. The latest research out of Stanford University, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences seems to tip the longstanding debate whether color is a construct of biology or culture in favor of biology.
…I also explore implications and solutions of emerging technologies:
Solving Drones' Biggest Privacy Concern
In the past, if you didn't want your neighbor seeing you sunbathe in your backyard, you simply built a fence. If your neighbor happened to be tall, you built a taller fence. Today, things have changed. Just like most consumer technologies, drones follow a direct inverse correlation when it comes to price and performance: the better they get, the cheaper they become.
Apple Watch: The Future of Birth Control?