Timothy Erdmann

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The User Experience of Design Systems

On Google’s Material Design and the Templatization of Digital Products<p><i>This is a transcription of a keynote given at UX Camp Copenhagen in May, …

Designing Better Design Documentation – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Overview of the ways to make documents clearer, better structured, and more appealing<p>Various documents — reports, briefs, maps, guidelines — usually …

Design Principles

What are Design Principles?<p>Design Principles are a set of considerations that form the basis of any good product.<p>Why use them?<p>Design Principles help …

Visual Hierarchy: Effective UI Content Organization.

Henry Adams once said: “Chaos was the law of nature and order was the dream of man”. People always favor the order because it makes things more …

The Like Button Ruined the Internet

How “engagement” made the web a less engaging place<p>Here’s a little parable. A friend of mine was so enamored of Google Reader that he built a clone when it died. It was just like the original, except that you could add pictures to your posts, and you could Like comments. The original Reader was …

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10 rules for making user-friendly web forms

Despite the evolution of human-computer interaction, forms still remain one of the most important types of interaction for users. People who use your …

Natural User Interfaces – What are they and how do you design user interfaces that feel natural?

User interfaces that you interact with using modalities such as touch, gestures or voice are often referred to as Natural User Interfaces (NUI). We …

10 Kitchen Tools and Tips For a Great Thanksgiving Feast | shopswell

I've been cooking Thanksgiving dinners for a very long time now. Most of my family lives in the New England and I've been in Southern California for …

These 9 Food Inspired Christmas Ornaments Will Leave you Hungry for More | shopswell

Deck the halls with glitter bacon, fa la la la la la la la! That's how the holiday tune goes, right? Urban Outfitters thinks so.<p>If you're a self …

Get the most out of your new D-SLR Camera with These 12 Essential Photo Accessories | shopswell

So, you just forked over the money for your first D-SLR. If you're relatively new to photography, there are a bunch of things you'll need to get the …

Kitchen Necessities: Good Knives | shopswell

One of the most essential things in the kitchen is your knife. It's also a great investment. You should have a good set of kitchen knives. With …

Cut The Cable. Essential Items To Help You Go Cable TV Free. | shopswell

So you want to cut out cable TV? The bill for subscribing to cable is seriously out of hand. $100+ when you maybe only watch 20 or so channels is …

My versatile go-to basic tee shirt, courtesy of Banana Republic. | Shopswell

Pima Performance Crew<p>share<p>$22.50<p>Buy from bananarepub...<p>I dig fashion. I don't always have a lot of time to shop for stuff, so when I find something …

The Mowgli's "Freakin' Me Out" - A Red Trolley Show (live performance)

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Less Than Jake "Soundtrack Of My Life" - A Red Trolley Show (live performance)

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Why Don't Americans Like Hockey?

Besides the fact that they’re not very good at it<p>The main reason is simple, I think, a very “American” reason. But first, a little history and then …

21 Essential Kitchen Tools That Aren't Knives, Pots, or Pans | shopswell

So, I've written before about kitchen gear, focusing first on knife sets and then on pots & pans, in the quest for an efficient chef-styled kitchen. …

15 New Music Discoveries - Fall 2016 | shopswell

I travelled a bit around the Mid-West recently and discovered some new (& old) music, mostly while in Detroit. I came away with a pretty darn good …

The classic man's décor. | Shopswell

The fashionable men's hatter. | Shopswell

Chapeau, bucket, lid, beanie, or touque, the hat is a versatile, fashionable, and practical accessory. Here are some great choices for fall and …

27 Great Cook Books & Food Reads | Shopswell

Doom/Stoner/Desert Rock Guitar & Bass Gear | Shopswell

There are myriad types of rock music. Each genre has spawned countless sub-genres which continually spin off even more. I've been working and playing …

Rode NTG4 PLUS Shotgun Microphone Review | Shopswell

Rode NTG4 PLUS Shotgun Microphone<p>share<p>$379.95<p>Buy from Amazon<p>This is a seriously great mic for the price. The sound it gets rivals decent Sennheiser …

Looks Great & Sounds Great: Sennheiser Headphones | Shopswell

Sennheiser Momentum Headphone - Ivory<p>share<p>$249.95<p>Buy from Amazon<p>Picked these up after they dropped $120 in price, and holy crap, they are some …

Mini Pallet Coasters Review | Shopswell

Mini Pallet Coasters<p>share<p>$0.03<p>Buy from fancy.com<p>Ordered these guys a while back and forgot about them until they arrived. Super cool, nice …

Why Dutch Ovens are Pricey, but Worth It | Shopswell

Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven, Cherry<p>share<p>$317.99<p>Buy from Amazon<p>Dutch Ovens are totally worth the …

Exotic tiki style and décor to help extend your summer past last call. | shopswell

For most of the country, this time of year is all about back to school, preparing for fall, and football. That's all fun, but what if you don't want …

Think Like a Chef - Tom Colicchio Review | Shopswell

Think Like a Chef - Tom Colicchio<p>share<p>$16.66<p>Buy from Amazon<p>Probably one of my favorite cookbooks. While containing some recipes, it's not exactly a …

Discovering Bob Dylan | shopswell

Recently, I fielded a question where someone wanted recommendations on where to start getting acquainted with Bob Dylan's music. I really got into …

5 Essential Pots & Pans for the Aspiring Home Chef | shopswell

Complete cooking sets are kind of a waste of your money - you'll end up with pots or pans you never use that just clutter your kitchen. Most chefs …

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