Len Damico user experience design & dad jokes

ATP 156: A Mac on Fire

Casey Liss leads one of the most interesting, thoughtful and grounded discussions on the consulting/product/indie spectrum I've ever heard. You can also read his post about his move from consulting to product work, but the discussion is certainly worth 30 minutes of your time.

Three weird tricks that can help your sketching (or not)

They might not work for you, though, and that's okay!

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Here’s why firms should consider democratizing their design process

Design is too important to be left to just designers… Every stakeholder you have needs to be a part of the process. I need engineers, product people, QA people — every discipline involved in making software.

I spoke at Tech2gether about how Arcweb uses the Design Studio method to democratize our design process.Tony Abraham of Technical.ly Delaware provided a great write-up of my talk. Be sure to check out the rest of their Tech2gether coverage, too.

How I Work: Arcweb UX/UI Designer Len Damico

Technical.ly Delaware interviewed me for their "How I Work" series. Thanks to Tony Abraham for making this happen, and all the folks at Technical.ly!

Turn a good user experience into a great one

Good error messaging puts a user back in control when things go wrong.

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“The purely aesthetic form”

When you're Jony Ive, what's two millimeters, in the grand scheme of things?

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Why We Prototype

My first piece on the Arcweb blog! Prototyping has truly upped my game in the last several months. In this piece, I outline the the three types of dialog that prototyping facilitates, and how it adds value from the first day of an engagement.