Topic: Design Page 2

I Don’t Care If You Code

Confession: I don’t enjoy code. Not really. I know that sounds strange coming from someone who’s made over 2,000 code contributions this year. But it’s true: code, in and of itself, brings me little joy. If I felt I… More

Redesigned!

After months of redesigning in public, we’ve finally pushed the button that unleashed the new cloudfour.com on the world. For me, this project has been a dream come true. I was a fan of Cloud Four long… More

Element Collages… are FUN!

After documenting our collective inspiration in the form of Mood Boards, our next design exercise for the redesign of cloudfour.com was Element Collages. We used a few points of reference before starting our Element Collages. First was Dan… More

So, about that logo…

Back in the heady days of the .com boom when my cofounders and I all worked at Kavi Corporation, we had a number of technical standards-setting organizations as clients. As proof of industry support for their standards, almost all of… More

Will someone do this on mobile?

A frequent question that product owners face is whether not someone will do a particular activity on a mobile device or not. In my experience, people often arrive at two answers based on context. When looking at your own product:… More

Fixed and inflexible

Even before smartphones came along and dashed any hope for a 960-pixel-wide web, designers and organizations have struggled with the challenge of prioritizing and composing content that scrolls. Our screens act like windows to content of variable… More

Slow and ugly

Many years ago at a previous job, I was responsible for pushing our organization to adopt a new ticket tracking system. We decided to use an open source project called Request Tracker (RT). This was before the days of… More

Welcoming Tyler Sticka to Cloud Four

We’re pleased to announce that Tyler Sticka is joining Cloud Four today. Tyler is someone whose work I have long admired. His portfolio speaks for itself. He has designed games, created illustrations, guided projects, and teaches a course… More


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