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UI Design

You can define UI very precisely. An interface is a place where two things meet: the human and the computer. The computer has functions it can perform. The human needs inputs and outputs to take advantage of those functions. The interface is the arrangement of inputs and outputs that enable...

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Manifesto

Service Be humble and think of yourself second. Remember that, ultimately, what you create is being used by humans. Remember that work, especially when serving the Church, is an act of service to God. Stay out of office politics and don’t participate in office gossip, because both are toxic. All...

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A Tool’s Usefulness

Ultimately, the tools that we choose for any purpose will only be as useful as our ability to use them effectively and to understand what their improved quality means to the way we approach our work. Merlin Mann

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Packaging

To use design to impress, to polish things up, to make them chic, is no design at all. This is packaging. Dieter Rams

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The 40 Hours of Work a Week Isn’t Part of My Life Myth

Throughout my short professional career I’ve always thought of myself as living two lives. There’s the world at work at the office with paychecks and cubicles and things I have to do, and the world that is all the other things in my life, my friends and family and hobbies,...

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Things I Learned from Jason Fried’s Creative Mornings Session

I love Creative Mornings. Creative Mornings is a monthly lecture series for creative-type folks. They take place all over the world, and they’re all available on Vimeo for free. That means you have no excuse not to watch them. I wrote down some notes from Jason Fried’s talk a few...

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Thinking Is Most Important

How [an artist] works and the materials used are not so important. You may use oil or tempera; you may paint in tone, or you may use only line—that is irrelevant to your problem. How you think is most important. Earl Oliver Hurst

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It’s Not the Tools

In my junior year of college I took a watercolor class. People talked about two main things concerning this class. One was the teacher, an extremely skilled Chinese man with an awesome goatee, who some students feared and some students loved. The other was the cost of all the materials...

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Write Postcards Again

I did not ask for a Google+ invitation. I intend to close down my Facebook accounts. I promise to write postcards again. Erik Spiekermann

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What Matters

The best designers and the best programmers aren’t the ones with the best skills, or the nimblest fingers, or the ones who can rock and roll with Photoshop or Vim, they are the ones that can determine what just doesn’t matter. That’s where the real gains are made. Jason Fried...

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