As a product designer, I really only need two pieces of tech for my day-to-day:
And, like most designers, I relied on two “standards of the industry” for a while:
But, if you note the past-tense, two things happened:
In 2001, a Stanford professor and a couple of his prodigies drove over to meet Larry Page and Sergey Brin for a secret coffee meeting. The co-founders of Google had an idea: what if you could teleport onto any road in the world?
Six years later, Sebastian Thrun and his team of Google Earthers launched Street View, but, for them, looking through a screen wasn’t good enough. They didn’t want to travel to a street thousands of miles away digitally, they wanted to be driven there.
You’re walking down the sidewalk and reach the intersection at the same time as an Uber. The driver raises his hand off the wheel and waves, motioning you to cross. A minute later you reach a second intersection right after another car does. The driver lifts his hand, telling you that they’re going first.
But as you reach the next intersection, a self-driving taxi comes to a stop. How do you know what its plans are? Should you go first or does its AI brain think the car should?
This question is being asked across the autonomy world: how can…
As I discussed in my previous two posts, I’m 17, so my network isn’t too big just yet. For me, cold emails are the easiest and most direct way to reach a founder. Over the past year, I’ve sent over 100 emails to CEO’s, founders, and heads of design, and have figured out how to ensure a response.
Contrary to what most people think, emailing isn’t as simple as writing, sending, and waiting. Once you click the send button, the journey’s only getting started.
As I explained in my last post, I’m 17, so my network isn’t too big just yet. For me, cold emails are the easiest and most direct way to reach a founder. Over the past year, I’ve sent over one hundred emails to CEO’s, founders, and heads of design, and have gotten a response from over 80% of them.
My emails started out unconventionally — filled with long paragraphs, massive intros, and frankly, very little about the recipient. But, with A/B tests, just the right amount of analytics, and persistence, I was able to notice what stuck.
Most people just…
I’m 17, so my network isn’t too big, just yet. For me, cold emails are the easiest and most direct way to reach a founder. Over the past year, I’ve found out not only how to find a tech leader’s work email address, but their personal one as well.
In this post, I’ll teach you the ins and outs of searching for anyone in tech’s email address. So, sit down, download Google Chrome, open your Gmail, and let’s get to work.
The easiest email to find is a work email, but this is a double-edged sword. …
In most apps, it’s common to see a search bar up at the top of the screen. On social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and even Snapchat, the search bar is at the top of almost every main screen. In transportation apps, that style is almost ubiquitous.
It might seem that we’ve come a long way from Mad Men, the 1960's, where men sat at desks inside offices while female secretaries sat outside. Today, not only are women inside the office, they’re sitting in the C-suite. Just to name a few:
Yet, as women have gained respect and power in the workplace, a new wave of female assistants has come about: the ones living in…
At WWDC17, I sat down with John Geleynse to hear feedback on Tower. In the middle of the conversation, I tried to justify our original swiping-based interface by mentioning Snapchat. John jumped up and said, “Never use Snapchat as a reference for UX again.”
As the Head of Design and Engineering Evangelism at Apple, it made sense that he was right. Less than a year later, Snapchat released an update to make their app more user-friendly, trying to appeal to an audience with a greater age range.
Even with horrible UX, kids my age are still flocking to Snapchat and…