These New Top Level Domain Names Are Terrible

I was online recently looking at registering a couple of domains for a couple of new projects. My domain registrar was VERY excited to tell me all about the new TLDs that had recently been made available, as well as some of the new ones that were coming up. For...

Hanging Up On Customers, Twitter Style

Some of the ways that people interact with the world online are mind boggling to me. Literally, the boggle my mind. I don’t think I’m particularly “judgey” but other people’s kids, you know? Recently I had the chance to pick a fellow social media guy’s brain on a...

Interface Design Part Two: EA Sports

I am, amongst other things, a huge video game fan. Specifically, I am an EA sports gamer. I have owned every release of the NHL franchise since NHL 94, Madden 2000-2010 and every NCAA football release since 2009. I love them. As a stay at home dad, my time is very...

Interface Design Part One: The Crayons

What’s the first thing that you notice when you look at this picture? Besides the fact that they’re crayons. There is something infinitely more important to our conversation. There is something that is at the absolute root of the user experience/user interface...

Downward Mobility: This Looks Awful

I was recently going through my twitter timeline, a little light reading, when I came across a tweet from a local yoga studio (those laughing right now at the thought of me doing/thinking about doing yoga are rude) that advertised how excited they were about their...

iOS7: It’s Pretty and It Does Things

When I heard about iOS7, through this year’s WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference), I was really excited. Apple hasn’t changed their OS in any major or fundamental way in a very long time….or, well, ever. I was excited. It LOOKED really pretty and I was...