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Podcast Turf War is Inspiring Some Awesome A/V Editing Tools

Podcast Turf War is Inspiring Some Awesome A/V Editing Tools

Big streaming players and upstarts alike are driving the next phase of popularity in Podcasting. These players want to control that coveted position of the go-to Podcast app on people's devices. The ongoing demand is also inspiring some innovative tools popping up to...

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Digitizing Your UX Sticky Notes

Digitizing Your UX Sticky Notes

Sometimes the analog approach is a quicker and easier way to achieve a particular task. A classic example is the appropriately stereotypical use of sticky notes by User Experience designers to facilitate various workshop exercises such as card sorting and other...

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Mobile Data-visualization has a Y Axis Problem

Mobile Data-visualization has a Y Axis Problem

There is a 'trendy' design pattern, many years in use, of not displaying the Y axis on a chart in some financial mobile apps. I first noticed this in the app Robinhood. But I’ve also seen it in apps such as SoFi. Sadly, despite advocating for a change, these apps are...

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“She’s the One” Music Video by The Dogmatics

“She’s the One” Music Video by The Dogmatics

This is a follow on to an earlier post about The Dogmatics latest EP on Rum Bar Records. The band recently released a video for the first single "She's the One". This was another fun effort to participate in. The excellent garage rock aesthetic was the creative...

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New Presentation Tools Breaking Boundaries

New Presentation Tools Breaking Boundaries

Updated 10/23/2019 to include additional services. See this twitter thread for details. What is a "Presentation" in the post-PowerPoint era? There's a subtle shift in the Presentation tools landscape that's been emerging lately. Products like Google Slides, Zoho Show,...

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