Look at your Fish!

A story by Samuel Hubbard Scudder relating his experience learning about observation from Jean Luis Agassiz.

Servant Leadership

A few thoughts on the topic of leadership put together for a Product Hive panel discussion on July 30, 2018.

Holiday Calaveras

I spent a good chunk of my holiday break carving and printing this first set of calaveras, planning on many more to come.

Building Strong Design Teams

A few thoughts and ideas for leading and building a strong design team.

Calavertubre 2018

A simple art project with a goal to create an iteration of a skull every day this month.

A Wrinkle in Tool Time

Fold space and time to make the user experience better for our customers.

Design Snake Oil

Does design make a difference? Or are we modern peddlers of digital snake oil?

Penrod’s Law

A law to remember for design communication in meetings.

Product Design Alchemy

Product designers are alchemists. We hope to turn ideas into gold.

Fainting Goats

Fainting goats—use your flawed ideas to help get what you want.

Protect Yourself from the Future

Practical advice to help you maintain your humanity in an age where everything trying to take it away.

Shaker Design Philosophy

The rule of thumb for Shaker creations - the best in American design.

The Inventors

Portraits of some of the world's greatest inventors with their creations.

The Spell of Technology

Sometimes technology is like real magic, and sometimes it is just an illusion.

The Subtle Difference Between Good and Bad

Sometimes the difference between good and bad is barely noticeable.

The Road to Expertise

Explores the path it takes to become an expert in your field.

Make it Beautiful

An essay exploring the nature of beauty, in philosophy, neuroscience, spirituality, and aesthetics.

Mucluhan’s Four Laws

Marshall McLuhan’s 4 laws help to understand the effects of media and technology on society.

More Chaos

Chaos is your friend. At times it can even be way more valuable to your life than order.

Less Action

We've been taught that doing anything is better than doing nothing, but I think perhaps the opposite is more true.