D. Keith Robinson

Designer. Positive thinker. Product Designer at Atlassian. Damned if you do, bored if you don't.

The Importance of Finding Your Un-Comfort Zone

I have a confession to make. I use the word “confession” liberally here because — if you who know me — this probably isn’t news to you.

The Importance of Values

It’s my belief that values are important. They can provide motivation when times are rough, giving you inspiration to push through. They can be a touchpoint for…

Product to Platform: Enabling and Extending Your Customers

While it’s not quite inevitable, many software products come to a point where they begin to consider becoming a platform. It…

It’s not a bug, it’s a complication.

With all the recent hype around Apple’s new Watch you might have come across the watchmaking term “complications”. If you’ve not, give a look at this

Things that begin with the letter A.

My life’s been fun and interesting lately and most of the action has been around three things.

Thing One: Atlassian!

User Research is Good for Everyone

One of the things I’ve been enjoying the most about our UX team at Salesforce is the focus on user research. Never have I had a chance to be as exposed to…

Focus on The Soft Skills

Soft skills are harder than you might expect.

When we talk about design in public it’s often in terms of tools and technique. What…

Be yourself.

Just a deep thought. YMMV.

Deep thought of the day.

Really love this quote attributed to Petrarch, an Italian Renaissance Scholar and…

Self-Improvement Assessment, Plan & Goals

Leveling up in 2014

Every year I set out with a rough plan of things I’d like to improve in myself and my life and each…

Communicating Design (Revisited)

Design process and how designers communicate their design decisions to others is kind of a obsession of mine. I’ve been lucky enough to have been involved in just about every aspect of digital product design and I’ve seen the process from the eyes of a product manager, a designer, a coder, a creative director, etc.

Being Introverted

It’s not you. It’s me. And it’s ok.

Introversion is something I’ve wanted to write about publicly for a few years now. Essentially ever since I…