Shiv Baijal

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The First 15 Seconds

How do you build a product that engages a user quickly enough to engage them over time?<p>I’d propose that, in the first 15 seconds of every new …

"Slow Tech" by Joe Kraus

Building the Largest Ship In the World, South Korea

South Korea

Apple's Jony Ive on the Lessons He Learned From Steve Jobs

Ghost Logo

The Crossroads of Should and Must

This is a story about two roads — Should and Must. It’s a pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should for far too long — months, years, maybe a …

THREES - A tiny puzzle that grows on you.

It’s been a weird and awesome couple of months. Our expectations for our tiny game were well, fairly tiny. Basically, we hoped it’d do better than …

Scott Hurff

Facebook Paper's gestural hell<p>4 years ago<p>Facebook's release of Paper yesterday on the App Store breaks a string of uninspired releases outside of …

We Don’t Sell Saddles Here

The memo below was sent to the team at Tiny Speck, the makers of <b>Slack</b>, on <i>July 31st, 2013</i>. It had been a little under seven months since development …

Brand as a Competitive Advantage in Startups

Everyday, people make decisions based on how they feel. As Simon Sinek would say, “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” This is the …

Fonts have feelings too

Why Medium makes you feel so damn good<p>I’ve noticed how seemingly small things like font and the spacing between letters can impact how I feel when …

Yahoo’s Weather App Has No “Cool” Interactions–And That’s Amazing - MIT Technology Review

I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but Yahoo’s new weather app for iOS is great. Is it “innovative”? No. Well, actually it is. Its innovation is …

UI Design

Sterility v. Simplicity • Joey Cofone

Number one: Think. Number two: Think more. Every now and then we need to sit back and take a look at what we’ve done. What draws our eye? What …

Product Design

Augmented Paper

For most of my life, I’ve struggled to quantify what constitutes an enticing interface. There are certain basic aims from which you can take your …

UI Design

Minting Cash: how Square designed a product with no design at all

Is the best interface no interface?<p>Robert Andersen was feeling flustered. Square founder Jack Dorsey had asked him to design a product that was so simple, it wouldn’t even have an interface. "Square Cash" would let people send money over email. Andersen had previously designed email receipts for …

10 Ways to Keep Your UI Out of the Way

It’s no great mystery that truly great user interfaces are the ones that are engineered to stay out of the way.<p>Staying out of the way’ means not …

Formspring

Formspring’s initial success was, in large part, due to giving our users the ability to ask each other questions anonymously (even without a …

Privacy

Why Creativity Is Like Karaoke | Inc.com

<i>Everyone is born creative, but schools and jobs and the hegemony of the conventionally minded steamroller it out of us. So argue David and Tom Kelley, who as leaders of iconic innovation firm IDEO have unparalleled cred on this subject. In their new book,</i> Creative Confidence: Unleashing the …

Creativity

10 steps to becoming a better programmer

Hi and welcome back to my blog!<p>I wanted to cover 10 of the things I've learned over the years being a professional programmer that really helped me …

Why Many Smart People Fail as Entrepreneurs

Leadership<p>Rajesh Setty, President<br>WittyParrot<p>Research by Entrepreneur Weekly, Small Business Development Center, Bradley University and University of …

Entrepreneurship

Leave Them Weeping

Emotional connections turn users into fans and evangelists. An experience that elicits strong positive emotional reactions leaves a person attached …

Selling

iOS Developer Tool Belt - Essential Services and Libraries

As an iOS developer there are many products, services and libraries that you must consider when building, testing, launching, marketing and …

Project Management

It can’t just be “better.”

When I first started building products, I focused on problems that were “solved,” but not well; solutions met the bar, but didn’t go much further. I …

Look, and Feel

This is a sentiment I’ve heard repeatedly over the past week or so, most recently in a quote from Justin Rhoades:It’s like a pendulum swinging from …

Doorhandle