Communication

Whether its sharing your ideas or feelings, so much can get lost very easily. When I was working on a startup I would watch companies take months to implmenet something I could do in days. I never understood why it took them so long, until I joined a larger team…

Empathy

As a designer empathy is very important. Being able to take yourself outside of a problem and see it from someone else's perspective is something very few people can do as time goes on. When you work on something for awhile, you start to know it inside and out so…

Meeting a specialist

Have you ever met a giant? The mythical beast that towers over you and might not spot you. You read about them in the fairy tale books but may not have met one. I have, and lived to tell the tale. After learning iOS for the past year, I've always…

The $100 bet to blog

I've been wanting to blog consistently for a long time. I think it's a great way to get better at writing and expressing my thoughts. I have a lot of topics stored in Evernote that I need to write about, yet I haven't written a single post on my personal…

Location and elastic networks with photos

So much context to a photo: date, time, location, weather, number of photos. So much context to time: mornings, afternoon, night. So much context to a location: venue, city, country. So much context to temperature: hot, cold, rainy, windy, perfect So much context to the number of photos: first, one…

Learning iOS: Week 3/7 Homework

This week, we start to learn how to use custom data in our static views. Real apps will use real data, so we finally get a chance to see how things can look and feel as we get closer to dynamic data. Creating Custom Cells This was harder than it…