UX Tools Love Letters

A love letter to my favorite tools: My Dearest Sketch, I did not believe in love-at-first-sight until I met you. It was as if you whisked me away from Photoshop and into your arms as fast as your lightweight program runs. Photoshop simply could not keep up with your speed. With you, things never become…

Technology Gaps

As many of you know, I live in the city limits of Detroit. I experience the reality of income gaps, education gaps, and services gaps daily. One thing that has been on my mind a lot lately is the technology gap. The¬†five kids that live below me acquired two new things this year. Television with…

Push Notifications: On Abusing and Using

Instagram and Facebook recently started this new trend which sends push notifications that say “____ just posted for the first time in a while.” I’ve asked around and come to the conclusion that people are annoyed with them. These notifications give us information that generally has nothing to do with us. Congrats to that person…

Kroger Clicklist- an IA Nightmare

At dinner on Sunday my aunt was telling me her thoughts towards¬†the Kroger Clicklist. She raved about how awesome it was to have all of her groceries delivered to her car when it was snowing outside. She ranted about trying to find items in the app. This, I thought, sounds like it’s worth researching. Downloaded…

Is AI ruining the future?

There has been a lot of talking the past few months about the implications of automation. Automation is inevitable, this is true. But, do we think it’s the most ethical thing to continue on this path knowing we are destroying so many future jobs? Elon Musk has this idea where we will all be given…