Changing visited link color

This is kind of random, but I was just writing an email about it so I figured I’d document it here: There are certain instances in which visited links changing color are useful, but often they are not and degrade the coherence of the page. We probably all know...

Include email subject line in Content Strategy

Content is important (understatement)…every bit of it. Even something as seemingly ordinary as the subject line in an email. I had an unfortunate illustration of this yesterday. I had signed up to go to a meetup, ironically, on Content Strategy. I was especially...

Tire tables

I’m riding around with two sets of tires mounted on rims in my back seat. Why? Because they’re not just tires to be disposed of. They’re really table parts. But until they become part of an actual table I don’t really have another good place to...

BART ticket machine user experience

I was at the San Francisco airport, confused, staring at a BART ticket machine. I was on my way to a User Experience conference. So it should come as no surprise that User Experience was top-of-mind (well, it’s always top-of-mind). It strikes me as tragic that...

Five-year-old design

I made this when I was about five years old. I think it was a school project for mother’s day. I was visiting my mom a few months ago and ran across it. I guess it was a paper weight. I like the color and pattern choices I made. I would like to say I remember...