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Thoughts on Designing for iPad

I’ve been designing for websites for 15 years now, and designing for print for even longer. For the last few months, I led the design of MagCloud’s iPad app (now available in iTunes) with an incredibly talented group of people, and it was unlike any other experience I’ve had as a designer. Here are a few things I learned.

Upcoming Appearances

I’m really excited about a couple upcoming appearances. Make/Think: AIGA Design Conference, Memphis, 8-11 October I’ll be a panelist along…

Layer Tennis

Today at noon I’m playing Layer Tennis with Jason Santa Maria with none other than Jim Coudal doing the play-by-play.…

Design for the Wisdom of Crowds

Yesterday I gave a fun talk at SXSW. Here are a few photos. As promised, here are the slides. Related…

Layer Tennis with Jason Santa Maria

Today I’m playing Layer Tennis with Jason Santa Maria with none other than Jim Coudal doing the play-by-play. This is…


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