DesignNotes Part Deux: Mobile Blogging from my iPhone

I’ve been trying a difficult dance between sending images from my iPhone to flickr that would then find their way on to DesignNotes as a post. For whatever reason flickr and wordpress are not talking to each other from my site when I press flickr’s blog button. But now looking back at it, wordpress is … Continue reading DesignNotes Part Deux: Mobile Blogging from my iPhone

iPhone review coming from my MBP

I was going to get one sooner or later, it was just a matter of time. There’s a lot of reviews already out there so I’ll try to keep mine short and sweet. While the iPhone is great it’s not perfect which is interesting to note. The most surprising aspect of the iPhone for me … Continue reading iPhone review coming from my MBP

Designers Should Be Using Both iOS and Android Together Daily

Earlier this spring I switched mobile operating systems from iOS to Android. I had been used to the iPhone for a couple iterations but decided to switch to a HTC One as I wanted a larger clear screen. I’m still enjoying my HTC One and I have no regrets changing. One of the reasons why … Continue reading Designers Should Be Using Both iOS and Android Together Daily

Looking at the Augmented Reality Cover for the Metropolis New City App

Friend of Design Notes Kimberly Taylor let me know about an augmented app for the new cover of Metropolis Magazine. I don’t interact with much AR these days so playing around with the cover via my iPhone and iPad definitely held my interest. While the cover is only a teaser I wish that I could … Continue reading Looking at the Augmented Reality Cover for the Metropolis New City App

Why I probably won’t use a website’s URL to share a post via email again

Since Readability came out a week or two ago for the iPhone and iPad I’ve noticed that my web reading habits have changed quite a bit. I’m saving a lot of desktop browser content specifically so I can read it on my iPad and iPhone. While Readability isn’t the first service to offer such a … Continue reading Why I probably won’t use a website’s URL to share a post via email again

Talking about the Launch of Undercurrent.com

Recently Gesture Theory launched the new Undercurrent website. This was a great project to work on both professionally and personally. I hold a lot of the people that currently work there and those that had been there at some point in time. Typically when we launch a product or site I’ll go through the process … Continue reading Talking about the Launch of Undercurrent.com

I shot more images this November than any other month, November Reloaded in Images

Looking back at November, the first thing I saw was the quantity of photos I shot. This was the first full month with my iPhone 4S and the weather in NYC this November was amazing. I can’t recall seeing a better fall month since I was in NYC. This was also the first month that … Continue reading I shot more images this November than any other month, November Reloaded in Images

Using Twitter to Understand the Silence of an Unknown Emergency

This morning started like almost every other morning. Waking up early, walking my weim Madison, checking what’s going on with the interwebs via my iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air. I showered, drank some coffee and played some music while doing all that stuff. I also glanced out my window from time to time during the … Continue reading Using Twitter to Understand the Silence of an Unknown Emergency

Forbes Photos & Videos iPad App Release

I remember the time when the iPad was just a rumor, something that was being discussed on blogs and other sites. There were guesses on what Apple would release with unlimited potential. When I finally got my hands on one the day the 3G version became available I started dreaming about what I wanted to … Continue reading Forbes Photos & Videos iPad App Release

NYC Morning & Afternoon Images

Inspired by the series by Stephen Wilkes’ Day to Night, I compressed yesterday’s afternoon bright blue sky with this morning’s sunrise. Below are a couple experiments with both images combined along with the originals shot from my iPhone. NYC Morning & Afternoon 01 NYC Morning & Afternoon 02 NYC Morning & Afternoon 03 NYC Morning … Continue reading NYC Morning & Afternoon Images

The Design Landscape Today Within the Context of Devices Everywhere

Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to be a part of an AIGA Webinar titled Devices Everywhere with Ethan Eismann and moderated by Callie Neylan. In the next day or two there should be a more in depth recap of the actual discussion on the AIGA website. For the time being though I thought I’d … Continue reading The Design Landscape Today Within the Context of Devices Everywhere

Comparing Instagram to the Lumix GF1 & Flickr Part 2

It should be noted that any device that encourages people to take photos that they wouldn’t have otherwise shot is good a thing. Up until a couple weeks ago I had ignored instagram. I had my own system for shooting, uploading and sharing photos. I was using my iPhone less and my GF1 more. The … Continue reading Comparing Instagram to the Lumix GF1 & Flickr Part 2

Comparing Instagram to the Lumix GF1 & Flickr Part 1

I thought it would be interesting to compare Instagram with some of my regular photo taking habits with the Lumix GF1 & Flickr. This morning was perfect for walking Madison so I took her down to Bowery. Below are the images taken within a couple minutes of each other with both my iPhone and GF1. … Continue reading Comparing Instagram to the Lumix GF1 & Flickr Part 1

Time to Fill Some Desks, We’re Hiring at @GestureTheory

GestureTheory started in January 2011 as a team of two. We’ve been heads down working on some great projects and are ready to expand. Gesture Theory is looking for freelancers to help us with exciting new projects. Interested?  Great – here is what we are looking for: Backend Developer Gesture Theory has been pretty platform … Continue reading Time to Fill Some Desks, We’re Hiring at @GestureTheory

Link Drop Tech Edition Number. 2

This second edition of Link Drop Tech has a healthy serving of iPad and related news. There’s some visualization of data and a fascinating interview from some guys that were able to slow down the Chatroulette Porn Problem on their own service. Publishing is still trying to figure things out online. I’m surprised more people … Continue reading Link Drop Tech Edition Number. 2

Life, Death and Graphic Design: The Critical Role of Information Design in Emergencies by Peggy Cady

Abstract: Graphic design helps people make decisions. This is a given to designers. We don’t often think about how vital it becomes in an emergency situation. Visual information guides our thinking process, helps us assess personal risk and gain understanding so that we can make informed decisions; decisions which can have a profound impact on … Continue reading Life, Death and Graphic Design: The Critical Role of Information Design in Emergencies by Peggy Cady

Designing for the Browser of Today

Having spent most of 2010 designing with the interactions of an iPad in mind, I chose to design Gesture Theory’s site with the iPad browser in mind first, desktop browser second and change the context of the site’s use for a mobile browser. Thinking about the iPad first meant killing hover states, killing scrolling (just … Continue reading Designing for the Browser of Today

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