1. My Fair City (Taken with Instagram at Shalins San Francisco Castel)

    My Fair City (Taken with Instagram at Shalins San Francisco Castel)

  2. Naval Ravikant of AngelList Gets Interviewd By Jason Calacanis.

  3. 6 Keys For Turning Your Company Into A Design Powerhouse →

    Align goals and strategy.

    Understand the difference between design thinking and design.

    Hiring superstar designers is not the answer.

    Measuring the return on investment for design is a long-term pursuit.

    Great design leadership is important. But great change management is even more important.

    Companies that get the most from design rely on a culture of design.

  4. How to thrive as a solo non-technical founder :: →

  5. Startups, This Is How Design Works

    Infusing design into a startups DNA is difficult. Start by helping them understand what design is.

    Great consolidated and ambitious post on helping organizations understand what design is and the value and impact it can have. 

    Bravo!

  6. Finally get to see a product that I’m helping create an experience around (Taken with Instagram at Gemvara)

    Finally get to see a product that I’m helping create an experience around (Taken with Instagram at Gemvara)

  7. 28 March 2012

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    UX Post: Resources for UI Patterns →

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    When designing features & functionality for elements like forms, carousels/slideshows, navigation, etc…, the first step I take is to research best practices and look at existing UI patterns to draw inspiration. If it works, why reinvent the wheel? But it’s always nice to throw in additional…

  8. Taken with Instagram at MTA Subway - W 4th St (A/C/E/B/D/F/M)

    Taken with Instagram at MTA Subway - W 4th St (A/C/E/B/D/F/M)

  9. Love hotel bars (Taken with Instagram at Intercontinental New York Times Square)

    Love hotel bars (Taken with Instagram at Intercontinental New York Times Square)

  10. Photoshop CS6 Improvements

    The Photoshop CS6 beta is now available. It includes a ton of big and small improvements over previous versions. Here are the ones that matter to me, as an interface designer.

    Photoshop CS6 improvements

  11. Santorum Using An iPad

    Santorum Using An iPad

    (Source: officialssay)

  12. Millennials In The Workplace Research Highlights

    VERY INSANE STATS!

    • 93% of Millennials want a job that works with their lifestyle
    • 93% of Millennials want a job where they can be themselves
    • 88% of Millennials (and 95% of Hispanic Millennials) want their coworkers to be their friends
    • 89% of Millennials want their workplace to be social and fun (compared to only 60% of Boomers)
    • 79% of Millennials think they should be allowed to wear jeans to work at least sometimes (compared to only 60% of Boomers)
    • 79% of Millennials (and 95% of Hispanic Millennials) think it is okay to ¨friend¨ their co-workers
    • 70% of Millennial guys think they should be allowed to date co-workers (compared to only 51% of Millennial gals)
    • 63% of Millennial guys think it´s okay for their boss to ¨friend¨ them (compared to only 40% of Millennial gals)
    • 89% of Millennials want to be able to decide how to do a project at work (no difference from GenX and Boomers)
    • 81% of Millennials think they should be allowed to make their own hours at work (compared to only 69% of Boomers)
    • Three-fourths of Millennials want to work for themselves one day
    • Three-fourths of Millennials (and 82% of Hispanic Millennials) would like to have a mentor
    • 89% of Millennials want to be able to decide how to do a project at work (no difference from GenX and Boomers)
    • 81% of Millennials think they should be allowed to make their own hours at work (compared to only 69% of Boomers)
    • Three-fourths of Millennials want to work for themselves one day
    • Three-fourths of Millennials (and 82% of Hispanic Millennials) would like to have a mentor
    • 61% of Millennials say they need specific directions from their boss to do their best work — a level twice as high as observed among Boomers
    • 61% of Millennials say they need specific directions from their boss to do their best work — a level twice as high as observed among Boomers
    • 63% of Millennial guys think it´s okay to ¨friend¨ their boss (compared to only 42% of Millennial gals)
    • 92% of Millennials think their company is lucky to have them as an employee
    • 85% of Millennials think their mastery of technology makes them faster than their older coworkers
    • 76% of Millennials think their boss could learn a lot from them (compared to only 50% of Boomers)
    • Two-thirds of Millennials think they should be mentoring older co-workers on technology
    • 8 out of 10 Millennials want regular feedback from their boss
    • 8 out of 10 Millennials think they deserve to be recognized more for their work
    • Over half of Millennials want feedback at least once a week or more. 
    • Only 6% of Millennials prefer annual reviews from their bosses.
    • 89% of Millennials think it is important to be constantly learning at their job
    • 90% of Millennials think they deserve their dream job
    • Nearly 6 in 10 Millennials feel that they will switch jobs in less than 5 years
    • Half of Millennials would rather have no job than have a job they hate
    • Nearly 60% of Millennials think the perfect job might exist
    • In the workplace ¨game,¨ more than three-fourths of Millennials think they are smarter players than most
    • Three-fourths of Millennials think that if the workplace were like a game, they’d know how to “level up” faster than others
    • Three-fourths of Millennials think they will find a way to advance in their corporation faster than others, compared to only half of Boomers
    • Having a good balance between work/personal life and good benefits are more important to Female Millennials than to Male Millennials
    • Among Millennials, the three most critical aspects of their work are work/life balance, loving what they do, and having good benefits.  Having a good salary and vacation time are important, but not their key drivers.
    • A higher salary is the preferred reward among two-thirds of Millennials, but a full one-third prefer recognition from their boss or coworkers or a promotion over higher pay
    • Only one quarter of Millennials say they are completely satisfied in their current job — half the level for Boomers.

    Read more: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/169980/mtv-studies-millennials-in-the-workplace-uses-it.html#ixzz1pfoPB5sV

  13. Intergrating UX Into The Product Backlog

    Agile teams and UX problems I’ve encountered two problems common among agile teams when helping them improve the user experience of their products or services:

    1. UX work is frequently overlooked during the release and sprint planning efforts.
    2. Teams often fail to measure the UX impact of their iterative efforts.

    These two problems become more serious when combined. When UX work goes undone and the impact is not measured, the team doing the work has no idea what is going on. The feedback loop is broken. Both agile and UX methods emphasize iteration, but productive iteration requires good feedback loops.

    You can conduct development iterations (the focus of agile) or design iterations (the focus of UX), but if you fail to measure the impact of the iteration, you won’t see the real benefits of an iterative process. You will have no real idea if your offering is any closer to meeting the needs of the end user. The User Experience Integration Matrix (UXI Matrix) addresses these problems by tying UX to the project backlog.

    (Source: boxesandarrows.com)

  14. When I Come To Be Old

    In 1699, Jonathan Swift — author of, most notably, Gulliver’s Travels — penned the following list of resolutions, titled, “When I come to be old.” At the time of writing, he was 32 years of age.

    A much-needed transcript follows.

    When I come to be old. 1699.

    Not to marry a young Woman. 

    Not to keep young Company unless they reely desire it. 

    Not to be peevish or morose, or suspicious. 

    Not to scorn present Ways, or Wits, or Fashions, or Men, or War, &c. 

    Not to be fond of Children, or let them come near me hardly. 

    Not to tell the same story over and over to the same People. 

    Not to be covetous. 

    Not to neglect decency, or cleenlyness, for fear of falling into Nastyness. 

    Not to be over severe with young People, but give Allowances for their youthfull follyes and weaknesses. 

    Not to be influenced by, or give ear to knavish tatling servants, or others. 

    Not to be too free of advise, nor trouble any but those that desire it. 

    To desire some good Friends to inform me wch of these Resolutions I break, or neglect, and wherein; and reform accordingly. 

    Not to talk much, nor of my self. 

    Not to boast of my former beauty, or strength, or favor with Ladyes, &c. 

    Not to hearken to Flatteryes, nor conceive I can be beloved by a young woman, et eos qui hereditatem captant, odisse ac vitare. 

    Not to be positive or opiniative. 

    Not to sett up for observing all these Rules; for fear I should observe none.

    (Source: listsofnote.com)

  15. 20 March 2012

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    putorti:

    More Mad Men-themed ads from Newsweek!