There are few questions for which the answer is always “yes.”

Do you want coffee? Yes. Always yes. There is never a bad time for the nectar of the gods.

Should you re-watch another episode of Game of Thrones? Yes. Every episode is amazing. Every single one deserves a second look.

Should you be testing your digital products? Yes. Absolutely. Always. Here’s why…

When clients talk with us about testing, they most often think of it as the thing we do after production before launch. …


There’s an exciting moment in baseball games (yes — they exist) when you see a pitcher repeatedly shaking his head “no” to the catcher’s calls. The hurler rejects pitch after pitch hoping the catcher will come around to a specific pitch he believes will work.

While it’s the catcher’s job to make the recommendation, sometimes the pitcher just has a hunch a certain pitch will stop a rally, seal the win, or knock a batter off their game.

These are risky pitches. But if they pitcher knows the opponent as well as he knows his own abilities, the risk can…


*Note: I’m pretty tired of cliches like “think outside the box.”

If we had been in the same room, there would have been high fives. I know it. Instead, we were on a conference call hosting a screen share.

After weeks of working on a dashboard for one of our enterprise software clients, it was time to present our solutions. We were excited, particularly because, as always, we had a surprise in store.

Let me take a quick step back…

This was a pretty standard project. The goal was to develop a web application to enhance the user experience and…


Hosting meetups, serving on nonprofit boards, and volunteering in general can be fun and rewarding, but if it feels like a full-time job, you’re probably doing it wrong. As one of the organizers of Refresh DC — a monthly event that brings together web designers and developers in the Washington, DC area — I’ve had countless discussions with people asking for advice on how to run a meetup without sacrificing all of your free time. Like anything worth doing, volunteering comes with challenges. Time management can be a struggle. Logistics, the key to running any sort of event smoothly, can…

Nick Whitmoyer

Product Design Director in FinTech, community organizer, along with beards, bulldogs, and billiards

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