Illustration of Derek Powazek by Adam Ellis

Posts about Design

We Are What We Do Not Automate

For a while I’ve been keeping a mental list of things I used to have to do myself that technology…

Dig My New Lamp

So there’s this awesome site called Ponoko where you can create your own laser-cut 3D products. And, even better, people…

Context is Everything

Web visitors might notice a new header. Take a moment to examine it and ask yourself, which orange dot is…

Ignore the Content

Sometimes, when dealing with an interpersonal conflict, logically addressing the complaints is that last thing that will help. Instead, try to address the emotion behind it.

What’s Your Suggestion?

Critique sessions are rarely about suggesting solutions. In fact, to suggest alternatives would be insulting. It’d be like someone telling Picasso to make all those brush strokes blend in more.


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Hi, I’m Derek. I make awesome community-centric web stuff. I sometimes post things to Instagram and Twitter. I’m mostly harmless. More.





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