There's a void in our world. And it grows larger every day. Yet simultaneously it's become less overt and tangible, harder to identify, yet it encroaches further. You can sense it right now as you listen to my voice.
We're in the throes of a digital war. Kingdoms once mighty have fallen. Insurgents and rebels are gaining foothold. Yet unfortunately, everyday individuals are the pawns being laid to waste on the battlefield.
Software design is nothing new, engineers have been duking it out over the years, whether it's command line interface vs. graphical interface, mouse vs. touch input, or open file structure vs. closed file structure. And now we stand at another crossroad. What is the ideal mobile experience?
Hundreds of years ago, before the invention of the airplane, satellite, or GPS, astronomers sought an answer to the most basic of questions: "Where am I?"
Kate Adams is an an actor and performer in Los Angeles with a modern sensibility and a deliberate style. So when it came to focusing her online presence, she needed to make a strong impact. From shaping a website to building a digital press kit, there was plenty of work to be done. During a recent visit to Brooklyn, she sat down with us to talk about her tech workflow.
There are few ideas in technology that excite me these days. Nearly everything is designed to steal more of your attention, leaving you stressed and confused with too many choices. We need more focus, not features.
Holland is a self-love advocate who runs a lifestyle blog titled Her Love Lessons. A major component of her work involves sharing visual quotes, images, and inspirations with her base. So a neatly organized photo library was a must - we shared coffee over video chat and talked about her flow.
Robert’s company, WIN-911, provides a software platform that makes factories and public infrastructure operate more efficiently in seventy countries throughout the world. So when he had the opportunity to make his own digital life more efficient, he signed up without hesitation.
As tech has burrowed itself deeper into our world, as we carry more unnecessary devices, and as we say “yes” to more things, we must be more thoughtful about what we allow into our world and not let our tools master us. And the answer isn’t just to “take a break.” It’s about reconfiguring our digital landscape so we can function as peaceful and effective humans...