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11 Feb 20
One thing I've always tried to strive for in my interface design work is something I refer to as "Transformative UI" which is UI that adapts, morphs, and transforms into the next step of the interaction pattern.

Context and semi-rational spacial logic help understanding.
When an entire screen refreshes (or slides in) to show a completely different interface, it takes time for your brain to catch up to what you're observing.

It's like watching a basketball disappear and reappear 20 yards away as a football.
When you're UI transforms, it's like watching a basketball roll from one side of the driveway to the other.

You can follow its path and understand its meaning without much effort.

Also, it's fun af.
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11 Nov 18
IMO, there are two reasons that designers are afraid to show their work early and collaborate like this:

1. Insecurity
2. A team or boss who aren’t capable of providing constructive criticism

Ideally, designers should feel comfortable letting people in ASAP.
Mountaintops are lonely and isolated.

The fact is that we designers don’t have all the answers, and more often than not other folks will have insight that you could never have gained without them.

It can be tough to learn how to let go and collaborate efficiently.
A great way to start doing this is to set boundaries. You can do this verbally, and by sequestering the work that you’re collaborating on.

Essentially, you can narrow the scope of the feedback by narrowing the field of view.
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8 Nov 18
I woke up at 2am last night and rolled over to see the news about Thousand Oaks, a town that’s right next to the one where my family lives.

I thought “should I text them? there’s no way my sister would be at this bar on a Wednesday.” So I went back to sleep.
She was. She was on the fucking dance floor when the place was being shot up.

She was able to escape out of the kitchen, but a handful of her friends weren’t as lucky.
It was a college night thing that she goes to every Wednesday.

I have two sisters, and one is now part of the synagogue that was attacked and the other was just fucking shot at in what she thought was a safe space in one of the safest cities in America.
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9 Oct 18
Now that Google+ has been shuttered, I should air my dirty laundry on how awful the project and exec team was.

I'm still pissed about the bait and switch they pulled by telling me I'd be working on Chrome, then putting me on this god forsaken piece of shit on day one.
This will be a super slow burn that goes back many years. I’ll continue to add to over the next couple of days. I’ll preface it with a bunch of backstory and explain what I had left behind, which made me more unhappy about the culture I had come into.
I spent most of my early career working for two radical sister non-profit orgs. I was the only designer working on
anywhere from 4-5 different products at the same time. All centered around activism and used by millions of people.
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