When do you need a design system?
Design systems offer a systematic approach to the development of digital products through tools and practices that include interface component modularization, user interface kits, front-end implementation patterns, style guides, and integrated documentation. But they aren’t always needed for every project.
See public art with this map for Override: A Billboard Project
OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project is a cutting edge citywide public art initiative, presented by EXPO CHICAGO and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Displayed throughout Chicago’s City Digital Network (CDN), the citywide exhibition will run from August 28–September 17, 2017 to align with the sixth annual exposition.
How to design effective mobile glance experiences
The user experience of a well-designed glance is fast, non-disruptive, and surprisingly emotive.
Visit Neoteric Design at the National Museum Publishing Seminar this week
The NMPS 2016 in Chicago will reengage the challenging topic of how to better deliver high-quality content by relying on established strengths as editors, designers, printers, production specialists, and project managers—while considering the ongoing transformative impact of digital publishing.
Observed: exhibit interactive that lets users "see inside" fragile textbooks
At the Newseum in Washington, D.C., users can peer inside some of the founding documents of freedom.
Observed: successful low-tech museum interactives
At the Jewish Museum in Ferrara, Italy, a successful low-tech interactive room fosters fun interactions for kids.
Photo Cropper Interfaces
Designing usable and intuitive interfaces can be challenging. Here I discuss some of the considerations I made in creating a photo cropper interface.
Trends in Interactive Web Design
Explaining the nuances within trending practices: mobile first, material design, typography, flat design, shallow websites, page size and speed, and menus.
Convert a 27" iMac into a standing desk
You can free yourself from sitting all day—even with a large format, older 27" iMac. But, be ready for some drawbacks, too.
Art Loan Program: Michael Milano
Michael Milano's artistic practice has roots in textile production. His artwork realizes permutations of patterns—and resonates well with the design and programming team at Neoteric.
Design Friday: Stefan Sagmeister's The Happy Show
For this month's design Friday outing, we check out the Chicago Cultural Center's Stefan Sagmeister exhibition, The Happy Show.
How to start an art loan program at work
When there's available wallspace, it's time to ask: How can I bring art into the workplace?
Turn to spring with a new plant program
A budding bunch of new personalities just joined us: introducing the Neoteric plant program!
Let's move on from badges and points: the psychology of fun
Bringing the psychology of game design and the architecture of fun into application design can lead to engaged customers, greater learning and retention, and increased loyalty.
Ephemeral moments at South By: poster art
Poster design is a high art -- and who can forget the food carts? Some passing moments at SXSW.
Nick's SXSW "going in" plan
Over 8,000 events across three SXSW conferences. Here's my loose plan of things I'd like to attend.