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Design Inspiration

Notes from Clarity Conf 2018

Clarity Conference was back at the beginning of December last year, but better late than never, right? I took handwritten notes on my iPad and have (finally) transcribed them for your scanning pleasure.

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Design Links

Design Systems Checklist

The design systems conversation is officially under way at PMC which is extremely exciting and something I need to write more about. But in the mean time, I want to share the Design Systems Checklist by Tim Schoch. There are so many design systems-related things floating around my brain at any given moment, and this […]

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Design Findings Thoughts

Dead Fish ≠ Code Export

This post is a response to a tweet critiquing the “code export” capability of design tools, and a talk called “Stop Drawing Dead Fish” that calls for better tools to allow artists to create visual art without code. Should designers code? Should artists code? It’s a nuanced, interesting topic and I had some thoughts.

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Design Projects

Another poster for Q2L

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Design Projects

Poster design

Kinda fun! For a mission teaching high school students about genetics.

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Design Ideas Inspiration

2013 Web Design Shout Outs

The past few weeks I have been entirely overwhelmed with inspiration and need to drop some serious shout outs: People and Places First and foremost, the the entire web design/dev/tech community. What an open, motivating, and supportive group of people! In particular: Brad Frost – whose work makes me so excited to build things. Matt […]

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Design Research

Cargo Cult CSS

About every other day I read a blog post about a new take on CSS best practices. I think either “I’m doing right!” or, “Ohh that makes sense, I’ll change my ways”. Cargo Cult CSS is another of these posts, and resulted in an “Ahh…now I’m really confused, but this was an excellent read.”

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Design

Hippo illustration

I needed to make an anthropomorphic/mentor-like figure for a project and did some experimenting with a hippo. Pretty cute, if I do say so myself.

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Design Games Research

DML Conference 2013

In a couple of weeks (March 14-16) I’ll be heading to Chicago for the annual Digital Media and Learning Conference organized by the DML Research Hub. The theme this year is “Democratic Futures: Mobilizing Voices, and Remixing Youth Participation”. There has been a longstanding narrative of youth political apathy and disengagement from democratic life. As […]

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Design Web Development

The F & Z Layouts in Web Design

On the F layout: The F-Layout relies upon various eyetracking studies for it’s foundational concept. These scientific studies show that web surfers read the screen in an “F” pattern – seeing the top, upper left corner and left sides of the screen most… only occasionally taking glances towards the right side of the screen. These […]

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Design Inspiration

The Good Man – CSS3 animation

Fantastic audio/visual artwork, created by Pedro Ivo Hudson. via Awwwards

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Design Findings

An Interactive Guide to Blog Typography

via Sidebar (A daily email digest of the best 5 design links. Highly recommended.)

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Design Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Web Design Day 2012

Just got back from Web Design Day, hosted by Refresh Pittsburgh, Pgh’s web design meetup group. After a day of excellent presentations by some excellent speakers, excellent drinks and snacks were had at Commonwealth Press for the after party. #WDD2012 win, I’m definitely looking forward to next year. Thanks to Val and Jason Head for […]

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Design Web Development

website starter kit

I’m sure many web designers have created their own compilation of preferred tools and site structure. Well, this is mine! A website starter kit. I figured I’d put it on Github because, why not? Maybe someone else will find it useful, and it will be a worthwhile project to maintain just for myself. In sum, […]