The Trough of Practicality The working title of the class I'm teaching in the fall at Yale in their MFA Graphic Design program. A logical follow-up to the concepts explored in the undergrad courses at Cooper Union that I've taught since 2008.
Curriculum Collection via Memepool emulation Constantly-updated curriculum feed, with RSS, that also serves as a demo app for class.
Curriculum Analysis Ongoing documentation of curriculum, in the form of a LaTeX-authored overview paper.
Find a 3MB RAM chip Need to upgrade my Ono-Sendai deck.
OneWorld Cloud strategy for centralizing the complexity that arises from 14 member airlines attempting to talk to eachother, using AWS Sam for orchestrating every service under the sun.
The New York Times Head of Engineering for Beta, the new products and features division of the company, focusing on modern product development in support of service journalism efforts across the company.
Creation of New Products & Ventures
Gannett Digital A consulting job for the Chief Product Officer, evaluating workflows, investment opportunities, cross-team collaboration, and technical strategies.
Definition of technical strategy for design influence tools across 100+ publications.
Dow Jones Newsroom Development
Unnamed slow photo project Imagine an online social experience that is designed to discourage use, but still offer a high value of utility. One that discourages logging in daily (or even weekly), but still offers a very engaged sense of community and sharing. One that justifies its cost through design and high-quality output, rather than advertising and exploitation.
realtwitter.com A url redirect that went viral, and influenced Twitter in their decision to bring back non-algorithmic chronological-ordered feeds. See this thread for the origin, and here for the press.
Dead Man API idea Single sign-on social bequeathing... as a service?
Design API planing Site-agnostic, design-agnostic design influence api.
Geekdesk / iBeacon hack When approaching an adjustable-height desk, desk should adjust to your current level of activity automatically.
Friend Factor Authentication idea Social 3-factor authentication twilio hack.
Upgrading my hackintosh This machine has three hard drives: one for windows 10, one for mac os, and a clone of the macos drive just to test updates, because bootloaders, driver incompatibility, and software patches for hardware features are so fickle and finicky. I cannot wait to rip out this GPU and put it in an eGPU case.
Unnamed long-term website for planting trees A tree growing website. Visit the site, plant a tree. It grows in real time.
Scarcity Framework idea Media-sharing widget framework that degrades the quality of an item shared as more generations are created.
Space-time Coordinate fantasy Application-agnostic geolocation / timestamp logger.
Should it be made? idea It's like commandshift3.com, but for your own theoretical ideas.
WHOIS over SMS canned Twilio-based whois lookup utility.
Star Trek Ipsum idea Make it so, Number One. The Borg will never get a deal from Quark.