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Safework Signs

The good folks at Oxford Pennant came up with Safework Signs, a quick and easy way to buy attractive, informative signs for businesses who need to enforce COVID-19 safety measures. I love love love love LOVE these. I want to wallpaper my office with them. (Hat tip to those cool fools at NOTCOT.org)

A New Process Flow for a Front Line Family

Re-thinking the UX of my home and family life My wife is an RN working in one of the largest hospitals in our state. She is on a unit that is a “Yellow Zone”: some patients are COVID-positive, some are “Rule-Outs” (that is, the hospital is trying to determine if they are positive or not) …

It’s Gorgeous! I Hate It.

Putting Lipstick on a Dystopian Pig (OR: My Dad Will Kick Your Ass) A few months ago, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a start-up known as Aō Air debuted their Atmōs personal re-breather. I heard about it third-hand through the Nerdist Blog, who reported what they’d seen on The Verge. At first, I took …

Friday Fast Finds

I decided to do a digest-style post with awesome things I’ve witnessed this week. Take a look! Should I make this an email newsletter? WHO KNOWS?!?!?! openpeeps.com is a design library that allow you to quickly create “hand-drawn” avatars for your designy-type projects. This is SO cool and I can’t wait to play around with …

Type High

For my birthday this year, my mom and my wife teamed up to get me a letterpress printing class at the Visual Arts Center here in Richmond. I was incredibly excited because I’ve seen so many documentaries and actual printing press shops over the years but have never taken part in the process and I …

Designing a Montross T-Shirt

I grew up in a teeny little town in the Northern Neck of Virginia called Montross. Not much happens there: there’s one stoplight that they installed when my wife and I were in fourth or fifth grade, there’s a few gas stations, and the rest is stuff that’s pretty much just for the locals. I …

The Lifeline of Empathy

A surplus of compassion could mean failing to truly help someone, or failing to design something that can. I’m sitting in a conference room with my business analyst. It’s eight forty-five in the morning and I’m two hotel-breakfast-buffet-coffees in for the morning. I’ll follow it up with a third from the machine in the kitchen …