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The opening of a new tab

When I was wandering around the Wunderlist office two weeks ago, I observed several people opening new tabs in their browser. Some of them had these customized pages showing the weather, time, location or  wise phrases from an even wiser person. I did a search, but couldn’t find any stats on how often people actually open a new tab in their browser, but I assumed it is somewhere around “a…

The future of collaboration

A few weeks back, Alex Schiff, co-founder and CEO of Fetchnotes asked me if I wanted to participate in what he called a “virtual panel discussion” on the future of collaboration. In his Medium post “Collaboration 3.0” he brought together the thoughts, insights and ideas of a nice group of people. However, Alex couldn’t publish our responses in full length, so I decided to publish mine…

Kill the UX Designer

Today, I read this question on Designer News: “Where does a wanna-be UX designer begin?” It’s shows a fundamental misconception of a job and role that no one really understands, but which is essential in making a product or business successful. It’s a job title that is misunderstood and misused all the time. And as responsible designers, we are supposed to make things easier to…