Author: stephen

Viriditas & Areophany and Design

Just wrapping up reading   The Mars Trilogy  by Kim Stanley Robinson. I walk away from the series with two words burned into my brain. “Viriditas” and “Areophany“. I wonder how do these concepts apply to our appreciation of design and design systems. from Wikipedia: “Viriditas (Latin, literally “greenness,” formerly translated as “viridity”[1]) is a word meaning […]

QB Connect – Rhonda Abrams “5 Key Lessons for Every Entrepreneur”

Attended a great session today at QB Connect by Rhonda Abrams “5 Key Lessons for Every Entrepreneur”.  About Rhonda – USA Today columnist and entrepreneurship expert, Rhonda Abrams shares common issues for small businesses and advises on do-it-now action items to set your business up for success. http://www.planningshop.com/rhonda-abrams/ Key issue: Good business plan  “You can’t reach […]

UX Maturity Model by Bruce Tempkin’s

Here’s a little bit of what goes on in each of the 5 stages (excerpt from the article) Stage 1 (Interested): In the first level of EBD maturity, organizations begin to believe that customer experience is an important part of their business. They start undertaking a number of different efforts without making any major investments, attempting to get […]

Making Learning Easy by Design from Medium.com

A great article from Medium.com Making Learning Easy by Design. How Google’s Primer team approached UX Quote from the post: “That was the challenge at hand when our team at Google set out to createPrimer, a new mobile app that helps people learn digital marketing concepts in 5 minutes or less. UX was at the heart of this […]

Wearable VEST – LED Project

Hi Everyone, I've been working on a wearable project. Featuring 414 WS2811 LED strips and using the Octows2811 library.  I've organized the 414 LED into 5 strips. (of 88 LEDs, 88 LEDS, 79 LEDS, 80 LEDS, 79 LEDS). I'm using a Teensy 3.1 and connect the 5 strips to the correct PINs [...]