Invisible Engineering

Source: Matt Anderson (dribbble)It can be easy to become blind to the amount of engineering that goes into websites and applications that seem so simple in premise. Google Search, uploading a photo to Facebook, sending a Snapchat, liking a tweet. All actions that happen thousands of times a second,…

Make Asana More Valuable: Product Study

In the relatively new market of collaborative work management tools, Asana stands alone as a beautifully crafted, enterprise-ready, scalable, and intuitive work management solution that supports clients across the globe. In its most basic sense, Asana adds structure to teams trying to accomplishing work, allowing organizations to mature beyond simple…

Cards in Web Design: Balancing Simplicity and Value

Photo: Tailwind CSS"Cards" are a fantastic, somewhat recent, and time-tested trend in web design that come with a host of benefits that has contributed to this trends proliferation throughout the web and application design. While I won't claim to be a seasoned web design expert, I know enough to…

Human Capital: Assets or Liabilities?

Photo Credit: Ivana Petrovic (Dribbble)Executive Decision MakingLet me start with a question: Imagine that you are an executive of a manufacturing company in any industry with a physical product (think automotive, agriculture, technology, consumer goods, etc.) As an executive, do you treat your own product inventory as an asset…

"Vision" - A study of a new Plaid Product Offering

Plaid: The Backbone of FinancePlaid is a wonderfully crafted, and beautifully executed service that acts as the backbone for some of the largest FinTech companies of this decade. Their portfolio of API-driven solutions, materially reduce friction and allow FinTech companies to better connect with their clients. Odds are that if…

The next precision input device: touch (and pen)

I recently watched Apple October "Special Event" on October 30th, 2018 wherein they introduced an updated Macbook Air, Mac Mini, and new iPad's. While I have my own thoughts regarding the perhaps misaligned "fit" of the new Air and Mac Mini, I did find the new iPad's rather interesting. More…

Making Rocket Science Cool

This last Sunday, October 7th, I tuned in to watch SpaceX's SAOCOM 1A Mission, set to deliver a Argentinian satellite to low-earth orbit, designed to gather soil moisture information. This is SpaceX's 17th launch this year, and they're on track for at least another ten before the end of the year.…

Compounding 101

As a continuation to my last post, Approaching the Problem, I had time recently to sit down and put "pen to paper" so to speak. As a learning initiative, I set out to build a simple savings calculator from start to finish. I'm pleased to report that I've got something…

Empowering investors with Robinhood

Robinhood has a tremendous opportunity to utilize the brand recognition, trust they've built, and exceptional design talent to complement their own products by providing financial literacy and teaching core investment strategies and philosophies to a largely uneducated, but interested audience.…