I gave a talk at the SHiFT conference about the evolution of photography and how the cameraphone (and now the smartphone) is changing the way we communicate.

Reprogramming Digital Distraction

Douglas Ruskkoff’s latest book, Program or Be Programmed, declares that technology has biases that reinforce certain behaviors over others. To help correct for these biases, he proposes ten principles to live by when we engage with digital media. Two of them resonated with me as they relate to digital distraction: 1) don’t always be on, and 2) program or be programmed.

Deactivating Facebook, Reactivating Facebook

My one resolution for 2010 is to only do things that feel good and right. Last night, as part of that resolution I deactivated my Facebook account. It wasn’t an action I took lightly, but it was something that I felt like I needed to do.

Designing for pleasure and profit

Mobile App Design

Mobile App Design

Leading the user experience of a climate change awareness mobile app

Mobile Web Banking

Mobile Web Banking

Leading the user experience of Charles Schwab’s mobile web redesign

Mobile Design

Mobile Design

Leading the interaction design of mobile-focused consumer electronics platforms and software

Mobile Photo Sharing

Mobile Photo Sharing

Leading the design of a mobile focused photo sharing service for over 2 years