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Understanding the Financial Return of Design
July 28, 2014

I believe one of the hardest issues as a “designer” is proving that what you do has tangible value to a…

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What an Agile Design Process looks like
June 2, 2014

This isn’t the first time I’ve thought a lot about what an Agile Design process looks like. We practice it every…

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Using Keynote during your design process
March 24, 2014

Using keynote as an organizer for your thoughts during the design process: Create an outline or screen inventory towards the story…

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The career of a modern designer.
February 4, 2014

Sitting in a kick-off meeting, little tedious, sometimes steals your energy. Simultaneously reading email, IMing, listening to the client, giving feedback….

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Creating an “Architecture of Participation”
January 28, 2014

This past Thursday I was fortunate to hear Bill Taylor of Fast Company speak at the Charleston Chamber of Commerce annual…

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What are we designing?
September 24, 2013

One recurring theme as I watch the way our team works: the fine balance of  design philosophy (why) vs. Get-Shit-Done attitude (how):…

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How design & marketing help make software successful
September 10, 2013

How do you create “successful” software ? The first ingredient is having a vision. Something you’re passionate about. And how that vision…

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Always be ready to present
September 10, 2013

I think part of being a good designer is to constantly look back and analyze your habits: where or from whom…

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3 rules for solving problems
September 2, 2013

Quick thought that should be incorporated into a bigger post someday. I came to “design” through an education in Architecture. Little…

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SPARC520 goes public TechCrunch (or deep thoughts on collaboration in design)
July 12, 2012

This last year at SPARC has been a pretty trans-formative experience for me. As someone who is use to designing everything,…

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