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When I came back to thirteen23 after hiking the PCT, I immediately jumped into managing our design team while we looked for a new Creative Director. While it was an exciting challenge and a welcome change from the challenges of…finding water and avoiding forest animals, once I got back into the office I realized I had some work ahead of me.

One of the first things I did was set up weekly, re-occurring 1:1s with the designers on my team to open up new lines of communication and inject some structure back into the team. However, when those calendar invites went out, I found myself pretty nervous. …


by Tom Hudson, Tech Director at thirteen23

At the beginning of the year, Doug Cook and I had the pleasure of attending CES. There was too much on display to even come close to seeing everything, but we did get a chance to say hello to our friends at Kohler and Bose.

Kohler had an amazing presence, showcasing a number of kitchen and bath products the team at thirteen23 helped work on.

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Beyond general connectivity, Kohler’s latest round of products supports a number of innovative voice integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. …


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A little while ago we worked on an MVP web application for a large client in the energy sector. Central to the design of that application was a set of data visualizations that relied on maps. For that project we investigated a variety of mapping tools and technologies to aid in our development.

More recently, we played around with a similar set of technologies to track one of our designers on the Pacific Crest Trail. Below are a few outtakes from our explorations, including investigations into Mapbox, custom markers, and 3D tiles.

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thirteen23 is a digital product studio in Austin, Texas. We are an award-winning team specializing in human-centered design. Ready to build the next big thing? Let’s talk.

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We are a digital product studio in Austin, TX. We bridge the space between art and science to build intelligent software. http://thirteen23.com

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