September 21, 2023Comments are off for this post.

A Guide to Maps & Models for UX Designers

Originally gathered together for my students, this booklet was intended to help them differentiate between the different kinds of diagrams I was teaching and to help them understand when you might use each kind.

This mini guide is intended to be an overview of the landscape. It is not exhaustive but does go into detail about different kinds of maps, models and diagrams, what they would be used for and for most of them I include step by step instructions for how to work through making one. The mini guide also contains multiple examples of each kind of diagram from my own consulting professional practice.

By making these diagrams we can determine what is in or out, what elements or actors we need to pay attention to and we can start to see relationships between the concepts of a topic or system.

The later models show how you might visualize the taxonomy in a system and how to map user and system tasks, and experience journeys. The radial time and task diagrams and service blueprints explore what people actually need to do at different stages in a lifecycle.

Other diagrams include sitemaps, timelines, schedules, data (information) models and other kinds of information that when presented visually can become more clear and help you have tactical discussions with development and content teams.

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September 21, 2023Comments are off for this post.

A Guide to Color Theory & Use in Digital Products

A mini visual design guide about color and its use for user experience designers. There are a lot of resources on the internet about color but to get the whole picture you have to find a lot of URLs, wade through examples from print sources to find digital examples of color in action and hunt around for useful tools to help you determine color palettes, accessibility issues and tools for specifying colors for CSS.

This guide covers some early color wheel history, color theory and gives a bunch of examples of color in action across mobile and content sites and applications. There are more resources provided to dig in deeper.

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A Guide to Type & Its Use for UX Designers

Ever wonder why the space between lines of type is called leading? Or why Egyptian Slab Serifs have that name? This booklet covers a brief history of type design and printing through the different eras and the categories that we now use to classify typefaces. The booklet covers the parts of a typeface, the basics for specification both traditionally and in CSS and offers best practices for designing with type across textual content for reading accessibility and interface design. Filled with examples, this mini guide will help both new and seasoned user experience designers better understand the legacy of traditional type design and how to get started mastering type in their own work.

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October 28, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Pious KittyHallelujah Basement Kitty

Check out my Open Studio.
I will be a guest artist at Arc Studios and Gallery.
Friday Night Preview Reception 6-9pm

Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

1246 Folsom St, San Francisco between 8th and 9th.

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Roadworks 2019

I'll have a table/booth at Roadworks this September. Put on by San Francisco Center for the Book each fall, Roadworks is a Steamroller Printing Festival featuring linoleum blockprint artists and a ton of letterpress, blockprint, bookmaker, card maker vendors.

September 22, 2019
11am - 4pm
Rhode Island Street between 16th and 17th

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Holiday Fair 2015 – SFCB

I'll be at the annual Holiday Fair at San Francisco Center for the Book again this year. Lots of type cards, christmas cards, prints - matted and framed and a select few photographs will all be available for you pleasure. I hope to see you there!

November 21st, 2015
10am - 5pm
San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street San Francisco CA 94103

Check out the facebook page for the event with posts about the various artists and printers who will be there.

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Open Studios 2015

I will be a guest artist at Arc Gallery and Studios again this year in the Project Gallery space where I was last year and the year before. Both works from 8 Paw Press and Erin Malone Photography will be available.

Preview Reception
Friday October 30th 6pm-9pm

ArtSpan Open Studios
Saturday October 31st 11am-6pm
Sunday November 1st 11am-6pm

Arc Gallery and Studios
1246 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
between 8th and 9th streets

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Fun at Roadworks

We had fun showing off and selling some of our older work and lots of newer work at Roadworks yesterday. The steamroller whistle kept us on our feet each time it announced itself. It was a beautiful day, not too cold, not too windy — just perfect for the event. Here are some pictures. Look for us next at Arc Gallery and Studios for Open Studios October 30, 31 & November 1st.

Roadworks Postcard

September 24, 2015Comments are off for this post.

Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival

I'll be at the San Francisco Center for the Book's 12th annual Roadworks festival. I have a bunch of new cards and prints to see and buy.

Check out a video from past year's events.

Also check out the Facebook page.

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I’ll be at the upcoming San Francisco Center for the Book Holiday Fair

Saturday November 22
11 am - 6 pm

I will have a small table at the annual San Francisco Center for the Book Holiday Fair. I'll have letterpress Christmas Cards, Coaster (which make great stocking stuffers), handbound blank books, and lots of CAT images plus a dog and a sheep available for you or your favorite loved one.

Come on out and check it all out.

San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco CA 94103