Geoff Teehan

Product Design Director, Facebook. Co-founded Teehan+Lax in 2002. Past work: Medium, Readability, Yahoo, Prismatic, Flipboard, YouTube, Kifi, Obvious, iOS PSDs.


The State of In-Car UX

No matter the price or the brand, the interfaces that adorn today’s vehicles are in a bad place. Thankfully, there’s hope.


By the end of 2015, I’d like to be able to say the tech I chose to engage with, helped me look up at the real world, more than I looked down at my digital one.


Apple’s Watch is for People Without Pants


I’m not talking about naked from the waist down, I’m referring to simply not having a place to put your phone. There are plenty of instances, where we can’t have our phones in our pocket. For me, it’s not much of an issue, but I imagine for others, like a woman wearing a skirt, it is.


When in Roam


I won’t suggest how to solve outrageous data roaming fees, but I can take two minutes to suggest how software could make it more obvious when we’re incurring them.

In iOS, the status bar currently changes depending on if you’re on a call, if you’re in airplane mode, or if someone is connected to a mobile hotspot. It also indicates if we’re on LTE, 4G, 3G or Edge.

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A collection of great examples of physical objects that are connected to the internet.


Affordances matter

Or, how the iOS 7 shift key could be fixed.


This isn’t news, but the shift key in iOS 7 is broken. That is to say, it is functional, it just…


The State of In-Car UX

No matter the price or the brand, the interfaces that adorn today’s vehicles are in a bad place. Thankfully, there’s hope.


Whistle

An activity monitor for your dog


The Whistle Activity Monitor is an on-collar device that measures your dog’s activities including walks, play, and rest, giving…


Points

A Digital, connected sign that can rotate 360°


A physical sign that’s touted as being great for cities, concerts, sporting events, conferences and more. It can…


Old Dog, New Trick


Today we launched a new Teehan+Lax site. It’s different in many ways and I’m excited to see how it evolves, but during the process of its redesign, something else evolved.


204 Beech Avenue


Okay, so I technically didn’t build this house. There were a number of other hardworking people that were responsible. I did however, make a few of the design decisions behind…


Beverage Can Tabs


I’m not even sure I need to describe why these are a terrible design. They require too much strength and pressure on a small portion of your finger. They also tend to require your hand be put into a death-claw grip.