Braden Kowitz

User Experience Designer, Prototyper, Storyteller. Partner at Google Ventures.


Why you should move that button 3px to the left


When a product is close to launch, I become a perfectionist. Each misaligned element or awkward interaction is like a thorn in my side…


Why good storytelling helps you design great products


One of the biggest flubs that product teams make is confusing designs that look great with designs that actually work well. It’s a…


Why you should move that button 3px to the left


When a product is close to launch, I become a perfectionist. Each misaligned element or awkward interaction is like a thorn in my side…


How to sleep with your iPhone.


Oops. I didn’t mean for that to sound so kinky. I’m just tired. Because for a while I’ve been trying to get my iPhone to wake me up with a resounding alarm, yet stay quiet all night to let me sleep.

I kept waking up to a random tweet, then sleeping though a whisper-quiet alarm. It’s almost enough to make a guy reach for a blackberry with it…

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Wishes for Medium

From way back in Jan 2013

I was so excited to get an invite and try out Medium today. After playing around with the product for a few hours, I’m even more…


Ingredients for automatically great design


The goal is to have a product that’s well designed, but getting there can be tricky. There’s a huge gap between wanting to be good at design…