Writing - Martin Mark - Design and User Experience (UX) - Designer Toronto

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“Disagree and Commit”

How Jeff Bezos creates a healthier culture around dissent at Amazon.

My monitor has crappy color correction…

And that's a good thing

Chrome Extension: Ship design tweaks faster with Stylish

Everyone will like you more if you can illustrate your design tweaks with CSS.

“Build Where It Hurts”

Talking about quickly creating a minimal usable platform using Stripe transfers and Twillo to create a manual clearing house, until it wasn’t viable to do so anymore.

“If the user can’t get something done within 5-seconds, they won’t ever do it – it’s not like they’ll do it at twice the latency…”

on the A16Z podcast giving a great interview on “Making Sense of Big Data, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning”, talking briefly about previous experiences on consumer applications at Google.

Prototyping maps with “Google My Maps”

Sometimes you just need to make a map.

Shinrin-Yoku

“In Japan, a forest bathing trip, called shinrin-yoku (森林浴) in Japanese, or sēnlínyù (森林浴) in Mandarin and sanlimyok (산림욕) in Korean, is a short, leisurely visit to a forest.”

Bookmarklet: Export charts from the web with SVGCrowbar

So you prototyped a chart... now how do you get it back into your high-fidelity design?

Photoshop Action: Zoom to 100% + preview mode

A workflow fix for quickly previewing your designs in Photoshop.

Pulp. An email boilerplate builder for your next project.

A great start to your next email template.

“I literally just taught my parents that it doesn’t matter how hard they tap the screen”

My reaction to Apple’s addition of 3D touch to the iPhone 6 and 6S.

Are your animations slowing down your user experiences?

A few thoughts on how animations may affect your user’s perception of your application’s performance.