First week as an instructor at Codepath

Last time I wrote one of these it was about learning mobile in 8 weeks. I wrote three posts about the first three weeks but I did end up finishing the course last year. This year I am teaching the iOS For Designers course at Codepath. Here are the challenges…

At least you get paid for it

As I was walking to work in SOMA Friday morning I saw a guy carrying some drift wood. I didn't think much of it, but as I passed he asked me if I knew of a good place for breakfast. I told him about a spot near my work and…

Disappearing Pixels

I've been thinking a lot about being a designer in this day and age. With things like Oculus Rift, Apple Watch, Bitcoin, and Mobile leading new tech trends, I constantly think about where we stand. I think a designer's job is to make things understandable and usable. For example, in…

1 Day in Milan

We arrived in Milan! Half of us took a van that was prepared for us by the Airbnb host. David and I took the train and saw some of the sights. It was tricky getting used to their train system, but we only ended up using the train once, since…

4 days in New York

It was super cold. It’s 50 degrees normally around this time of the year. We were greeted with rain and 25-35 degree weather. After getting out of the plane we met up with Andrew at the next terminal. Then we had to figure out how to get downtown to…

Wildcard might have a bad time

I've been a fan of Wildcard before it launched. The concept of cards on mobile is a very powerful one. There is just so much context when presented that way. It's also consistent with different forms of content. Think about mobile apps that have top navigation with back buttons and…