Or should I?
Good to Great is an excellent book, and the principles seem to work well for companies. Why can’t they work for individuals too?
If you have ever used a smart phone, you have used what is called “Natural Scrolling.” It is also known as the reverse scrolling that is default on iOS computers, where scrolling up on the scroll wheel moves the screen up and scrolling down on the scroll wheel scrolls down.
You can make your Windows mouse behave the same way, but it takes a little work.
Since I finished Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership, I have been processing the themes introduced. The general philosophies seem so simple and straightforward that it borders on brashness. Which is not a bad thing. I feel the harsh truth is more valuable than a harsh lie. In multiple ways, it reminds me of Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince.
My kickstarted Pebble got in today. I’m excited, but my experience has been luke-warm so far.
Back in early 2012, I was researching Kickstarter to help teach a class on proposal writing. One of the first things I did as a newly-anointed crowd-sponsor was to put in for the most popular project at the time: Pebble. I was lucky enough to get in early, so I got the early-bird sponsor price, which was really cool. Little did I know that the project would go on to raise over $10 million in funding …
Working with lots of different people is a good way to experience different forms of criticism. Some people are a joy to work with and give constructive criticism that leads to a wonderful working relationship. This post is not about those kind of people. This is about working with the polar opposite, the photo negative, the person that can only say “no.”
Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight. Parallax websites are pretty cool. I made a parallax site for my own portfolio page. At the time, it seemed like a rite of passage of sorts. It was a good experiment.
The central idea behind Symphonacci was creating music using math formulas. It was the result of one brainstorming session I had with a colleague. The goal was to create a site that allowed for creating and sharing; to creating a user interface that made it easy to mix music tracks. Since we were using Fibonacci series for generating notes, I dubbed it Symphonacci. It was catchy enough to stick. (more...)
I got the concept for this calendar while studying for the GRE, and I used this throughout the year. It was shocking to see all the bubbles filled in near the end of the year, and it made me think back on what I had done earlier. The times were I "messed up" the bubbles are the moments that skick out in my mind the most. (more...)
With this calendar, I wanted to show the passage of time by the changing of the leaves. The black earth provides a anchor to the composition, allowing the months to orbit the sphere. I added a slight glow to the earth that mimics the orange of sunrise and the blues of a late evening. Made in GIMP. (more...)
This was an exercise in creating images using increasingly less information. The raster grid, colors, and transparency was limited. I chose to get inspiration from a black and white photo of my dog to start. That way I didn't have to worry so much about losing color details. (more...)
About Me. Hi, I am Kevin Glover, user interface designer, front-end developer, instructional designer. And I’m superserious about technology. More specifically, the technology we use to communicate with each other: front-end software. My passion is making interactions between humans and technology better by applying the principles of usability, user experience, and design. Tinkering with layouts, source codes, and prototypes is what makes me jump out of bed every morning. It takes dedication and a lot of hard work, but being…