Good design is useful

Magnetic Toast Tongs

I love this as an example of great product design – inexpensive, durable, brilliantly thought out to fit a common pain point. The little magnet clips them to your toaster so they’re alway within reach, the tongs feel nice to grip, and perfect for fising out those smaller toasts that dont poke out far enough, or larger items that are a bit stuck.

I’ve used them pretty much everyday since I bought them (actually my kids did whilst on a random shopping spree in Canterbury).

UX Designer wanted

Issue 1/20 of Grafia

Was reading this article about UX Designers in Grafia (a Finnish Graphic Design magazine), and I had to laugh at this because so far in my experience it rings really true. The definition and reality of what your role as a UX Designer can vary a great deal.

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Joe Pesci

Joe Pesci

The best thing in “The Irishman” was, without a doubt, the frames worn by Joe Pesci. So damn stylish.

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Notifications

Every time I go into macOS settings, I think I have a notification about notifications. In general that little red dot has become a horrible, ubiquitous distraction.

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ToDo Hack

Here’s my todo/pm hack – I use the stickies app on MacOS to list my current projects or tasks, and the length indicates the size or how much is left. Just for approximation.

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