Designer’s Field Guide

And what you can do about them

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This I believe:

1. The Top Down Fail


Designer’s Field Guide

Best practices for presenting numbers that change with time

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Photo of control panel by sergey Svechnikov on Unsplash
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Change over Time


Instinct and the Corona Virus

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Designer’s Field Guide

4 things you have to know

Man and woman working with IBM type 704 electronic data processing machine.
Man and woman working with IBM type 704 electronic data processing machine.
State of the art developer experience (DX) design circa 1957

So, you want to design developer experiences?


How to speak precisely and unambiguously about data with technical people

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Learning to speak data


Designer’s Field Guide

When design, business and technology define product strategy together as partners, success is a certain outcome.

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First of all, my definition of works:

How do you do this?

The partnership has 2 rules:

The partners collaborate on the product like this:

Each production cycle, the partners pass the initiative from one to another in the same order every time:


Here is how I got mine.

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Do the best you can to protect people’s wellbeing


Designer’s Field Guide

Use these models to get your entire team on the same page about what you are building

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The Problem is Translation



A: Enough to reduce risk to your comfort level.

Tim Sheiner

System thinker, story teller, designer, husband, father of 3, San Franciscan, Bernal Heights neighbor

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