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Graffiti Compasses, Welcome Mats, and the Art of the Generous Greeting
Web and software designers, take note: Spray-painted compasses in New York illustrate how helpful a thin layer of extra help can be for new arrivals.
Dieter Rams and the Fresh Prince
Will Smith’s cringe-inducing wardrobe of the eighties got me thinking about the difficulty of truly timeless design. Dieter Rams to the rescue.
Tapworthy “Nails a Sea Change” in App Design
Software-startup guru Bob Walsh gives Tapworthy a glowing review and healthy recommendation.
Tips for iPhone Visual Identity
I posted a slew of pointers at O’Reilly Answers for designing a unique visual identity for iPhone apps.
Effortless Ain’t Easy
My new book Tapworthy hits the streets this week. After so much hard work, I hope you find it easy on the eyes and nourishing for the brain.
Seems I cracked the top five most popular talks at South by Southwest.
Local Development: New Technology, New Community
It was a real treat to sit down with John Maeda to talk iPhone apps, economic development, and how to build a community of digital artisans.
Quick Thoughts on Designing for iPad vs iPhone
I had a fun conversation with O’Reilly Online Managing Editor Mac Slocum about the differences designing for iPad vs iPhone.
Just Like Being There
The good folks at SXSW just posted the audio of my talk on Tapworthy app design. Have a listen and follow along with the slides, too.
SXSW, You're Awesome
Back home from South by Southwest, dizzy but energized, ready to get back at it. Here’s a quick recap, plus links to my presentation slides.
Tapworthy App Design at SXSW
I’m in Austin to talk about iPhone interface design on March 15. Come say howdy.
“Curating” SXSW’s iPhone Apps Workshop
As usual, I’m all atingle for South by Southwest, but this year the tingle is especially tingly because I’ll be on the other side of the podium.
Best iPhone Apps: Picks, advice, and resources
Browse this selection of my writings from around the web to help you unlock the full potential of your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Vote Early and Often: My SXSW Talks
Got a second? I’m pitching talks for SXSW Interactive about delightful iPhone apps and playful fitness technology—and I need your vote.
Buzz for Best iPhone Apps
My new book hit shelves the last week of July, and the response has been incredibly gratifying. The book’s climbing the charts and enjoying positive reviews. Exciting!
Best iPhone Apps: Reinventing (and Designing) Books in the Web Era
Or, “Why I wrote and designed an entire book in Pages.” The web has changed the way we read, and my new book is part of an experiment to create a new kind of print storytelling, with lessons for writers, designers, and publishers alike.
The Future in Your Pocket, and Why I'm Writing Another Book
My new book,
Best iPhone Apps,
comes straight out of my childhood yearning for this very device.
Marathons, Makers, and Surviving the Dark Middle
In the dark middle of the race, runners need encouragement, reminders that they’re strong, that the finish is ahead: plausible, real, within reach.
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