5 UX Fails

This list comes from my distant past as a UX designer but I just happened across it and think it bears a bounce. Here it is, largely as it appeared nine years ago. I think these fails still hold up…unfortunately. … Every interface has an energy budget –there is no way around that. Some interfaces … Continue reading 5 UX Fails

Paper Cut Maps

Some time ago I made a map of the Great Lakes in the style of the little paper craft maps I’d see in the gift shops of every beach community. And I described the arduous process of creating it for yourself. But why do hard things when you can do the same thing easily? Here is a style for ArcGIS … Continue reading Paper Cut Maps

Bear Island

In February of 2001, Danielle and I were driving through the chain of bridges connecting the Florida Key islands, tossing around possible baby names for our unborn boy. Danielle was thumbing through a fat book of baby name ideas; I’d asked her to read through some of the nordic names. She hit upon Bjorn, and … Continue reading Bear Island