My Very Own Year in Ideas
I shared some of my experiments from 2011. Click through to the blog article to read about it.
Using "Day One" App to Plan for That Book
There was a great post on TechCrunch yesterday about “Why Every Entrepreneur Should Self-Publish a Book.” I’ve never written a book but I’m guessing the inspiration for writing a book (in the entrepreneur space) comes from the desire to share your experience, the good and the bad in whatever it is that you’ve done over the years. If you are someone who doesn’t...
15 Free Ebooks about User Experience and Interface... →
20 Must Have Alfred Extensions →
Hey, we're taking a poll!
phinandphebes: We’re taking a poll: what’s your favorite thing to eat scoops of ice cream in? Answer here! https://t.co/65dlwM2P
Hey left handed people...what type of mouse do you...
Ask Me Anything! (About UX)
I will answer all your questions about User Experience, design and working with start-ups: http://ask-jess.tumblr.com Follow me!
Investors Are Not Customers →
Some thoughts from yours truly about making design and technology decisions based on what investors want, instead of customers.
Tweat.It is the coolest thing we have ever seen.– From Mashable! In an article about iPhone apps for frugal foodies: http://mashable.com/2012/01/16/iphone-apps-cheap-food/ (via tweat-it)
Meet: Brooklyn Victory Garden
phinandphebes: Today we met with a new store who will be carrying our ice cream. The store is called Brooklyn Victory Garden. Located in Clinton Hill, they are a neighborhood destination for meats, gifts, cheeses and other food goods (like ice cream!) that are ethically and sustainably sourced. You can check them out at: http://brooklynvictorygarden.com and you can follow them on Twitter here:...
UX Post: Resources for UI Patterns →
uxpost: When designing features & functionality for elements like forms, carousels/slideshows, navigation, etc…, the first step I take is to research best practices and look at existing UI patterns to draw inspiration. If it works, why reinvent the wheel? But it’s always nice to throw in additional…
Methods & Tips for Easy User Testing (by yours... →
We don’t all work in a company or have access to a team of people that can do user testing or research for things we’re building, but that’s OK because you don’t need that to do great user testing… [Read More]
Yummy Phin & Phebes Icecream
craftcoffee: This Friday, the Craft Coffee twitter alerted us that there was VIETNAMESE ICED COFFEE icecream to be had in the office. Needless to say, we were on it! Phin & Phebes icecream checks all the boxes; small batch, local, and delicous… AND they are readily available in our fave Brooklyn lunchspot, Marlow & Daughters. What’s not to love?
a jQuery tooltip plugin for control-obsessed designers. Tooltip plugins make it too difficult to control the CSS. So I created tooltipsy to simply provide extremely efficient tooltip functionality. Tooltipsy gives you complete control over the CSS, animation, and position. http://tooltipsy.com/
User Experience is about the process of elimination. Pay me to help you eliminate is a really hard sell sometimes.
Instagram Filters as Photoshop Actions
Found these great Photoshop filters that mimic Instagram. I took this photo with my Nexus One, which arguably has terrible camera quality. As a non iPhone user, I’ve been drooling over Instagram for awhile, which made me do a search to see if this existed.
Taking vacation at Red Frog is encouraged (and even celebrated). And it’s not...– Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Days Some look at business management techniques like this and think they are pipe dreams or flat out silly. I disagree: I think it’s a shift in our culture and a necessary one. Just as sales commissions train salespeople to focus on the wrong results, so do...
Just wanted to let you know that we are in lust with your ice cream! We’ve...– Awesome email we got from a family in Brooklyn, amazing - this is why we make ice cream!
Impress.js: A presentation tool inspired by the... →
Scrolldeck: A jQuery plugin for making scrolling... →