Hi there! My name is Brad.
And this is a Venn Diagram:
Venn Diagrams are commonly used to show relationships between sets of things. Sometimes, these sets are very, very different from each other. Such as:
Venn Diagrams resonate strongly with me given the wide variety of interests, skills, and experiences I have. Interesting things happen when you bring seemingly unrelated worlds together.
Keep scrolling for some snippets of my thoughts, my work, or see what I'm currently playing with in my testbed.
Transparency of "Online"
When's the last time you told someone "brb" or "afk"? The ubiquity of connectivity has a fundamental impact on the way we interact with technology and with each other. The state of being "online" or not is slowly fading away.
Progressive Enhancement with Phonegap
Using a few tricks, it's possible to utilize almost the exact same body of code for your mobile web app as it is your iOS/Android app. Phonegap has matured a lot recently, and it's finally ready to be put to use in interesting and powerful ways.
An Open Letter to OkCupid
I've been a fairly consistent OkCupid user for a few months now, and after all the hullabaloo that was "Nice Guys of OkCupid" has settled down, there are some fundamental flaws in the OkCupid ecosystem that are enabling a terrible experience for many users. Here I address the problem, the consequences, and offer some suggestions.
The importance of Flow
Flow, or the experience of being completely focused and immersed in an activity, is the holy grail of UX design. There are many things you can do to support it as well as things you can do to ruin it.