Start Using Standardized UX Metrics

Entry categories Design

Trying to gauge if a design you’ve worked on tests successfully can be stressful. What do you track, listen to, measure, and so on to see if you’ve improved? But did you know that there are battle-tested standardized usability question systems that tie directly to business value benchmarks like NPS (Net Promoter Score)? So how […]

Breathing In. Breathing Out.

Entry categories Misc

Over the last year, life has been a bit more chaotic than usual. Have a kid that’s now driving, a full calendar of events outside of work, and a newer role within work. All of that is exciting and awesome, but at times, can feel like I’m running a marathon (part of why I’ve missed […]

Favorite Haiku

Entry categories Misc

Over the years, I’ve collected some haiku poems that speak to me personally. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. On nature Wind lifting the quail tracks with the snow. Nasira Alma Autumn. Turning off the radio to listen. Ernest J. Berry Late afternoon. The porch icicle lit from within. Ernest J. […]

Bye iOS, hello Android

Entry categories Design • Misc • Privacy

Over the last year, I’ve made the switch from Android 10 to iOS 15, just to see what all the hype was about. And while I found the iPhone to be generally usable, there were some really major things that made me finally want to make the switch back to Android full time. What I’ll […]

Quick Thoughts on Naming

Entry categories Accessibility • Design

Naming things in your design system, as we all know, is hard. It’s so hard, in fact, that Christianity lists it as the oldest profession on record. It’s true! I thought it might be nice to share a few quick tips that have helped me over the years. Semantic First, Industry-Standard Second, Custom Third My […]

A Year in Review – 2021

Entry categories Misc

It’s finally the end of the year, and I’ve met my goal – I wrote a new article each week for the whole year! While it was a lot of work, I learned a ton, and was able to contribute back to the web in some pretty meaningful ways. Highlights of the year The site […]