I think lists are underused by designers. Often times we want to hop directly into Figma and start building. But wait! Slow down cowboy. Did you know golfers statistically do better when carrying their clubs as opposed to using a cart? That is because they have more time to mentally prepare and strategize for their… Read more
A few months ago I was looking into Dispo. Dispo is a photography app that mimics disposable cameras. One of the key features that I really found interesting and I believe to be a big reason for its popularity is that it hides your photos for 24 hours. That is a key element to shooting… Read more
The 401k Optimizer is a product of Howard Capital Management out of Roswell Georgia. I worked with the Optimizer and other HCM products throughout 2020. What is the 401k Optimizer? The Optimizer looks at your 401k and your risk tolerance settings to recommend ways to rebalance your 401k. In addition, it uses a proprietary algorithm… Read more
The smartphone changed the world. Instead of just basking in the glory of our 512GB Pacific Blue iPhone 12 with Super Retina XDR display we should also be aware of the changes in our lifestyle that it could change. With something that gives so much, you have to ask, what does it take away? Equip… Read more
Illiac(soon to be Harmonia) is a project currently under development for Illiac Software. Harmonia is a desktop and iOS application for teaching and learning music theory and composition that offers real-time playback and feedback notations. It is also a complete classroom management tool for testing and grading.
One of the challenges this app has is that it has basically two primary functions. Both are totally unrelated. I think this distinction is important for the user to understand quickly. For one thing, these two separate parts both require scanning of some type. So, not creating a distinction between these parts can create a… Read more
I have a 91-year-old grandmother. She lives in Nashville, so I don’t get to see her much. But it is nice to talk to her on the phone. But even that is difficult to do. Smartphones are a little too complex and feature-rich for her. And I wouldn’t expect her to remember my phone number… Read more
You’ve probably heard that phrase that goes something like, “do one thing and do it well.” I know Elon Musk and Steve Jobs have said it. After Googling just now, it looks like Ken Thompson first declared it as the Unix Philosophy. It is a “set of cultural norms and philosophical approaches to minimalist, modular… Read more
A client based out of Tuscaloosa Alabama noticed how banks are often disposing of their repossessed cars at auction for dramatically lower than book value and taking huge losses. And those that tried to sell the cars at the bank had parking lots full of cars for sale. There’s got to be a better way.
When using a boat for hunting, your needs vary greatly. The type of game you’re after, your personal hunting style, and the terrane you’re in all need to fit the objective.
My youth was a music listening paradise. Even though I couldn’t afford to pay $17 for the albums I wanted, I had a workaround.