Hackers vs. HBO's Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley writes women out of existence. It matters, and we need to talk about it. I recently re-watched Hackers. Wow did I love that movie. I first watched it when I was in college in the mid-90s: the first...

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visual design & credibility

"An organization of real human beings who are trying to address genuinely complex issues ought not generate a webpage as smooth and featureless as a bowlful of Maalox." http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/005850.html this is why Google's old design (2003 - 2009) was friendly...

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Should you take a pay cut to work at a startup?

Elad Gil: Bootstrapping: Raise Debt From Your Employees Elad has written several interesting posts about getting a startup running. I worked with Elad and Othman, cofounders of Mixer Labs, doing a little bit of design consulting when they were just...

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My Design Principles

This list is based on the original Google design team's UI principles, which I helped draft in 2004-ish. Google updated its UI principles and published them around 2008, when Irene Au started working on publicly promoting the team and its...

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