Life Lessons

A Drive With My Sister

A Drive With My Sister

She’s just my sister.

“Just” is a little word that carries a lot of weight. There are so many “just” people in our lives. The people who are always there, within reach. Perhaps not in proximity but…there. Around. They’ll always be there, right?

Disabling Your Ego for Better Design

Disabling Your Ego for Better Design

Our egos are tricksters. We’re easily fooled into thinking our emotional response — our personal preferences as designers and leaders — will inherently match everyone else’s. But if our goal is to create things other people will use and genuinely enjoy, retrofitting the wants and needs of our audience into the constraints of our preferences is a fantastic way to fail.