Johnnie Manzari

User Interface Designer


When Good Design Isn’t Enough


Over the years, I’ve seen designers get discouraged because they worked hard to create a better-designed competitor to an incumbent’s product, and yet failed to get traction. The result can be the demoralizing, erroneous conclusion that design doesn’t matter.

If design does matter, then what went wrong?


In Memory of Professor Kahn


A student placed his work on the desk — a combination of candle wax, shards of broken glass and other fragments. The whole thing had been torched with a flame and…


When Good Design Isn’t Enough


Over the years, I’ve seen designers get discouraged because they worked hard to create a better-designed competitor to an incumbent’s product, and yet failed to get traction. The result can be the demoralizing, erroneous conclusion that design doesn’t matter.

If design does matter, then what went wrong?