I love roaming around the streets of Washington D.C. in search of the most stylish people I can find. I’m only disappointed when I don’t have my camera handy. Or when someone is too far to catch up to on foot. During my many trips into the city, I’m often amazed by the daily works of art that the people of D.C. put together.
Not only are they fashionable, but friendly as well. I often lead with something along the lines of:
“Hey how’s it going? I’m a street fashion photographer and I really like your outfit! Do you mind if take your picture?”
The answer is almost always a yes. Here’s a few of my favorite shots:
In competitive Madden, creativity is a part of what makes competing exciting (and addicting 😳). It increases the strategic depth of the game and puts more options in the hands of competitors. Which leads to engaging gameplay and awesome content for spectators.
It just dawned on me that this feature is over 15 years old! Some people may have never even heard of it (maybe even some current EA employees?). Not to mention, the folks that are familiar with it, may have actually forgotten about it 😬—I know I did for a bit. …
There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.
— Phil Karlton
Good names convey intent. Which in turn gives your peers (and your future self!) more insight into your design. Furthermore, it can describe what something is and/or what it does,
First, let’s go over the who, when, where, why, what, and how (5W1H) of your code….
Who, when, and where can be derived from facts pertaining to your codebase. Who is calling your code and where is it being called from? A user on a web browser, code running on a server, ComponentA…
I remember over 10 years ago when I got my first copy of Adobe Photoshop, version 7.0. I churned through tutorials at an unhealthy rate.
What a time.
My first inspiration for design was to create forum signatures. If you’re not familiar with forum signature, they were the graphics that would show up at the bottom of a given user’s post.
Understanding the different data types will help you make better decisions about how data should be visualized.
Pairing a visualization with the wrong data type can hurt the effectiveness of your visual. Not understanding your data may cause you to slice and dice it the wrong way. Good news—it’s fairly intuitive to identify when you’ve chosen a complete mismatch of data type + visual… or perhaps applied a weird operation to your data.
Does it makes sense to visualize ratio data in a 🥧 chart? Before we decide, let’s get familiar with some data types!
Nominal data can also be…
They’re the chart that people love to hate. Using them properly can be tricky. And there’s plenty of bad examples out there in the wild. Despite how easy they are to get wrong, I love pie charts… and many users love them too. There are certain situations in which pie charts excel 🙌. Let’s look at some of things that can contribute to successful pie chart implementation.
One factor that often gets omitted from pie chart love/hate discussions is interactivity. Many of the bad examples of pie charts depict a static chart with no dynamic behavior. Point…
Several agile software development methodologies prescribe the use of daily “stand-up” meetings (usually time-boxed for 15min) where each member of a development team can keep each other up-to-date by answering 3 questions:
Simple right? However, anyone thats been practicing agile development for a significant amount of time will agree… it can be a bit more involved. Stand-ups can go over time due to large team size or long-winded answers (i.e. tangents). They can be difficult to coordinate if people are working from…