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The End of The Iron Yard

Yesterday, The Iron Yard announced that at the end of our current round of courses, the company will be closing their doors. Having guided four…

Household Coding: File Paths

In everyone of my classes, students struggle to understand file paths and how to link to different folders and files. Last week, I impromptu grabbed…

Household Coding: Learning the Box Model

In teaching, I often explain nebulous concepts by using metaphors of random inanimate objects. Coffee creamers, picture frames, housing construction, etc. I’ve found that it takes…

Boarding Pass UI

I am heading to New York this weekend for a fundraiser by the amazing organization, Clean Hands for Haiti, so have been thinking about boarding passes and planes…

UI Interactions

I’ve been thinking and talking about UI interactions lately. It’s something I want to get better at in my own work- the small subtle stories that…

Airplane != Message

A few weeks ago, I was on the Instagram app (for iPhone) and ran across into a user interface snafu. When I went to revisit…

Coffee and UI

I’m creating a project for my students based around coffee mobile design. I needed a break from curriculuming, so I designed a shopping cart UI for my…

Creativity with CSS

I use to spend a lot of time working on art and creative projects just for fun. Nowadays, I spend more of my day than…

The similarities of photography and code

As an instructor of UI design at The Iron Yard, I often get asked by prospective students how I got into development and what my background…

Hello World… Again

Back when I lived in New York and was a freelance photographer, I used the blog a lot. Though blog might be too strong of…