Tag: research

African Design

Africa! A continent of mystery, magic, and a mix of cultures and people so diverse that very few outside of it manage to understand, let alone describe it. I was born and live at the southern […]

How stories ground our iterations from macro to micro

When reviewing generic design processes, we often see the same steps over and over, with different names and maybe split in slightly different ways. In practice, good design always follows at least three macro steps […]

The Curious Mind

“Start from curiosity. Welcome and seek out difference.” The Dotcom Design team recently completed a series of user interviews in an attempt to better understand small businesses and their needs. We heard from small business owners […]

Gutenberg for WordPress Usability Walkthrough by Jeff Golenski

Fresh look into Gutenberg for WordPress. A usability walkthrough

Although I’ve seen Gutenberg in action on the big screen, up until now, I haven’t really tried to use it to create content or layout. This 53 minute long walkthrough is my first real in-depth attempt at utilizing Gutenberg to create a blog post.

"How can I get more views to my blog?"

At work, we were recently asked to examine a common problem among bloggers of all types: how to get more views. As someone who has been blogging since before it was called “blogging”, web traffic […]

A Designer’s (mini) Guide to Basic Developing

When I first started out designing for the web, all that a plucky pixel wrangler needed was Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and an FTP client to get the job done. I’m oversimplifying a little, but it wasn’t […]

You can’t create successful products if you don’t leave your desk

For the past 15 years I’ve been anchored at a desk creating everything from marketing material to user experiences for various applications and software. Now more than ever, people can work from their desk and […]

Let's meetup

It’s easy to keep adding features to a product based on the instincts or personal desires of the contributors. This usually results in features or flows that no one asked for or particularly needs. Most […]

Crossing the digital divide

Taxiing home after my first Automattic Grand Meetup in Whistler, I was happy to get to know my driver Mohamed. He has been running his family business for over 20 years and also drives a […]