ABOUT InterFACE

Tablet on the job II, 10 apps that made it work

In order to do work, we create things, or disseminate information to each other. We write emails, create assets for use elsewhere. We attend meetings and document our progress. Some sell things and use Point of sale (POS) systems to facilitate payment. Most of these tasks can be accomplished easily on a tablet. Many already

Continue Reading →

Bring your tablet to work part 1

It happened to me. Trying to get things done on the job without my accustomed tools. I’m not speaking of table saws or socket wrenches, but computer tools. Normally this is a mid- 2010 MacBook Pro, with a 27 inch monitor. This machine has the cusomary suites of productivity programs, and because I’ve been in

Continue Reading →
sxsw

A n00b at SxSW

My expectations were somewhat high, having many friends/co-workers come back from the event and asked about it they lacked words to describe. A convention so magical it renders people speechless. I can now say that I am also at a lack for summary words but will forge on, hopefully, to jog my own memory as

Continue Reading →

I wish I did it!

Our newest agency culture building exercise is called “I wish I did it”. The purpose is to gather the agency together over a long lunch and share what things are inspiring us. We have been going for several months now, and it has grown to be a date we all look forward to. We’ve even

Continue Reading →

Doing good work

I have a new position at Central Coast Agency working with some new friends and trying to make some good work for our clients. I’m happy to be a Creative Director now, although it does push my efforts into guiding both concept and delivery – but that’s a good thing. One thing I do enjoy is the

Continue Reading →

UX designer picks the winners at Cannes 2011

1. Old Spice Responses (Weiden+Kennedy) Wins Grand Prix, etc! Let’s get this one out of the way. No contest. Why? Because it took an already winning execution and brought it into lo-fi down-and-dirty Ernie Kovacs territory. A couple of props, a towel, and a deep connection to the always-on mantra of the internet. Make a

Continue Reading →

UX will do you some good

Don’t assume in a dropdown list that aphabetical is the ideal sort. Assume that questions that are meaningful to the business problem may require an example. Don’t assume that non-required questions should be asked anyway Indicate what the information will be used for. Never use a cancel button. Align right all submit buttons. Feburary UX

Continue Reading →

“Do no harm” design

Its true that many of the people making design decisions on the web are not designers. They are engineers, business people, students, factory workers, race-car drivers, etc. Since content is the main value proposition of the internet, how can we keep bad design decisions from obscuring their contributions? Perhaps the philosophy of “do no harm”

Continue Reading →

Thinking about touch computing

One year or thereabouts past the introduction of the iPad, it seems safe that the term ‘touch computing’ has a sound footing in devices that are readily available in both the large, small, and medium sized flavor (Samsung galaxy). Contrast this to ‘normal’ computers and other sorts of remote controls which I supposed can be

Continue Reading →

A very busy year

It’s been a very fruitful year working with the great team at ARC/Leo Burnett. I’m grateful most of all to the brilliant, funny, and talented creative director Bass Phillips for his leadership in the many ventures we undertook this year. For the good people of Purina, we continued refinement of WagWorld.com, where people who are looking to spend

Continue Reading →

Follow me on Twitter

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 760 other subscribers