The Raw Power of Software

Posted on Jan 27, 2014

It’s easy to overlook the raw power of a well designed piece of software. For each unit of effort spent building an app, there’s an opportunity to save an infinite amount of effort on the part of your users over time. This is the magic that attracts many of us to software in the first […]

The Half Life of Product Positioning

Posted on Jul 14, 2013

When devising messaging for a new product or service, pay mind to the half life of your message. No message or position lasts forever. Competitors catch up, or adapt their sales process to make your competitive advantage look less advantageous. What is unique about your product today may not make it unique a year, a […]

Re-evaluating what I’m reading

Posted on Jun 16, 2013

It’s June, and I’ve finally tackled something that was sitting on my to-do list for a while – finding a suitable replacement for Google Reader before the shutdown in July. I’m a big fan of Reeder for iPhone and Mac, and since they look like they’ll be supporting Feedbin, I’ve decided to make the switch […]

Striking a Balance Between Detail and Abstraction

Posted on Apr 13, 2013

It’s a pretty common theme of late in the product & design world – the idea of “invisible design” – that truly great products can be abstracted to a transparent state where they deliver all the magic without any heavy interface or apparent complexity. Having recently read a couple of interesting antithetical points of view on the […]