Gathering Design Thinking Insight With Evaluations

I spent a lot of time over the past year and a half writing evaluations based on existing designs. I try to use each review as a teaching opportunity and am sure to take the experience of reading the review into account. I enjoy these; I’m proud of them…

Thoughts On Smartphone Emergency Access

My son is four and a half. He has an iPad and is able to use it like a pro. It truly seems instinctual. Earlier this year I had taught him how to dial 911 with my iPhone. He did well considering he cannot read yet but I was always…

Transitioning Into Tech Panel Recap

Last night I was one of three women on a panel all about transitioning into tech. The panel was hosted by Girl Develop It Wilmington and it was lovely to get out of the house and socialize. I absolutely hate to iron clothes (I suspect this is a side effect…

Flexbox Cheatsheet Cheatsheet

If you enjoy this weird little reference you may also be interested in the updated, revamped printed book version: A Field Guide to Flexbox, presales open until April 7th. While I am no stranger to the magic of Flexbox, I find that I am not using it very often just…

My Current UX Reading List

So I’ve been reading a lot of UX books again recently and have been thoroughly enjoying myself for the most part. I find that more and more my focus is shifting back to strategy and research (much like when I was a grant writer—full circle) over visual…

A Style Guide Component Playground

Style guides are very challenging to build, though the initial idea of creating one always sounds like a total dream. You have to create a bunch of components that are completely flexible, preferably CSS only, are well documented, and perform well across browsers. But they greatly contribute to brand consistency…