Tag: Design
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
12 Nov, 2019

Basic Rules Engine Design Pattern

In today’s posts, I want to share with you one of my favorite design patterns. I’ve used this design pattern in countless situations in multiple different languages, but it is the most useful when creating and managing rules. In the following simplified scenario, I want to validate a Recording...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
19 Sep, 2019

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

Good Designs Starts with the User As designers, we want to make something unique, something that stands out, catches the eye. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning. We want to prove to the world how great we are. It can be difficult to design something...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
07 Aug, 2019

What You Need to Know about​ UX

In a recent conversation, I was asked about pet peeves at work. As someone who’s been working in the user experience field for 25+ years, long before it was even called UX, I can give you an earful. Similar to UI design, where a single line blurted out at...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
17 Apr, 2019

Responsive Design and Mobile First

A while back there was a code newbie chat discussing the concept of mobile first. A number of people responded that mobile first development was just a fad, or a buzzword. However, I disagreed. You see, mobile first development is operating on the assumption that anything that works on...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
30 Jan, 2018

Minimize the Impact of Change on Your Users

Yes, change is inevitable: New technologies become available while old ones sunset Business context evolves Your product’s users gain experience and new expectations Your product must change in order to stay relevant. However, unless you’re pivoting towards a different user base, you need to be aware of how that...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
01 Jun, 2016

The Gettysburg Address and Developing the Right Product

Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address is a perfect product. In under 300 words, Lincoln synthesized all of the arguments for why we were fighting the Civil War.1 Anything more would have muddied the message, and anything less would have sold the cause short. What people forget is that the Gettysburg...