I recently read the book "Switch" by Chip and Dan Heath. I was inspired to read it by TS Balaji, who mentioned it in his interview with DesignBetter. I expected it to be all about corporate change management, but was happy to see it cover everything from large-scale cultural change to individual change. Instead of… Continue reading Making the “Switch” to running
I was a programmer from 2012 to 2017. I realized during this time that my impact would multiply if I could focus on the design instead of being the one to code it. Early in 2018, after years of reading, taking courses, and experimenting with UX, my dream came true: I was hired as a… Continue reading It takes a village
As I write this, I'm three hours away from home in the middle of the woods with no electricity, no roof over my head, no running water, and of course no cell reception. And it's awesome. Yes, I know I'm contradicting myself. Like an alcoholic trying to shake the last few drops out of the… Continue reading Getting away from it all
This post is the first in what will be a series of posts about my UX research about UX Maturity. For all other posts, see my UX Maturity Research page. I've long been obsessed with the concept of UX Maturity. Why do some companies rave about the power of User Experience Research and Design… Continue reading Kicking off a UX Research side project with my mentor Meaghan
I LOVE Duolingo. I can't recommend it enough for people who want to start learning a new language. Ever since I first tweeted about it back in 2015, I've been using it pretty much daily. First for a little bit of Spanish, and now for French and even a little bit of Vietnamese! https://twitter.com/sgryzko/status/566246417048829953 https://twitter.com/sgryzko/status/733747654992232449… Continue reading Duolingo is great, but…
Lately I've been bingeing on WaitButWhy. From Artificial Intelligence to the history of everything, Tim Urban is an expert at carefully researching complex topics then crafting entertaining, easy-to-read, and informative posts on them. The other day I read the article How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars. It was a great article about space, Mars,… Continue reading Talking to Mars
I’m currently on the trip of a lifetime. My fiancee Carolyn and I are exploring Southeast Asia with no return ticket and no real timeline other than “Be back in Canada by December”.
Carolyn and I wanted a lightweight way to share and remember our trip, so we are posting daily to ShaneAndCarolyn.wordpress.com using Post by Email.
The posts are mostly just fun pictures and anecdotes, but I recently posted one with a bit of a design spin, so I wanted to re-post it here on my tech blog.
So here it is! Feel free to check out the other posts as well.
Designers who are working on websites sometimes sketch out layouts and put what’s called fake placeholder text to show where the actual web content goes. This is sometimes known as Greeked Text. Here’s what I mean.
The idea is that if you put the buttons and icons and navigation in the right place, that your website will be great and you can worry about the content later. Some say that this is a bad thing– content is king so it should come first- but I think that it depends. Usually it’s not the end of the world.
That is, as long as you ACTUALLY CREATE CONTENT.
Today I was looking for a nice big backpack for me to use during my Asian travels then in the mountains when I get back to Canada. I found a great Jack Wolfskin 60L pack, but let’s just say that the price was…
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