Links and articles about technology, design, and sociology. Written by Rian van der Merwe. Follow @RianVDM
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I often land up on a new site and wonder if the article I just read is indicative of the type of content I can expect on an ongoing basis. Sure, I can tell you that I write about technology, design, and sociology, and that would be true. But it’s probably much more useful for you to get a sense of the ebb and flow of the site by reading/skimming some articles that I believe are a good reflection of the content and style here.
So that’s what this is. A list of articles that, if I had my way, wouldn’t fade away in the distance of our chronologically ordered web. If you like these pieces, I’d love for you to follow along — either via RSS, on Twitter, or by weekly email. You can also learn a little bit more about me here. Thanks again for sticking around — I know how precious time and attention are!
Thoughts on design and product management
UX deliverables have taken a few knocks so far this year, but here’s one proposal for a deliverable that can really help us design better products.
Some thoughts on adjusting traditional design workflows to a multi-device responsive model.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by how much there is to do. So here are some recommendation on how to spend the first 3 months of being a Product Manager at a new company.
The gap between the technical skills required to use the software we make, and what the majority of people are actually capable of, is widening at an alarming rate.
Beauty in design isn’t just the job of visual designers. The words we choose have a definite effect on the emotion and aesthetic of web sites.
General thoughts on life and experience
What listening to Kind of Blue for 3 days straight taught me about life, design, and what it means to be a genius.
What a visit to an exceptional coffee shop taught me about designing experiences for the web.
A call to forget about job titles, and instead spend time to develop the skills needed to “do what you love.”
This is not a Facebook breakup post. Ok, maybe a little bit.
I have nothing to say and I’m saying it…
What do you want to leave behind when you go?