Sunk Cost, Blindly Loyal iPhone fans and Designer’s Bias

“Apple faithful admit to ‘blind loyalty’ to their iPhones in a UK survey” (link) – read the tweet from CNET that flashed by this morning. It got me thinking. As a long time iPhone owner I can certainly be considered loyal. However, I’d like to believe that I am objective even in my loyalty – so as not to be “blind.” Or am I?

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Sunk Cost, Blindly Loyal iPhone fans and Designer’s Bias

“Apple faithful admit to ‘blind loyalty’ to their iPhones in a UK survey” (link) – read the tweet from CNET that flashed by this morning. It got me thinking. As a long time iPhone owner I can certainly be considered loyal. However, I’d like to believe that I am objective even in my loyalty – so as not to be “blind.” Or am I?

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Startup Fears & Anxiety – How I cope

This week I’d like to address the topic of fear and anxiety – something every entrepreneur will likely deal with. I am no expert, but as an entrepreneur I have spent my share of time reflecting on my fears. These are just some observations and notes on how I have come to deal with my anxieties and fears.

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Startup Fears & Anxiety – How I cope

This week I’d like to address the topic of fear and anxiety – something every entrepreneur will likely deal with. I am no expert, but as an entrepreneur I have spent my share of time reflecting on my fears. These are just some observations and notes on how I have come to deal with my anxieties and fears.

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The First 2 Weeks – MVP and Office Space

The two things I spent most of my time on over the past two weeks were – MVP and setting up the office space. Let me first address the significance and the importance of the office space as a few people have wondered if we were ready for it – especially since we’ve not raised any money yet. The common refrain has been – “You’ve got a home office – haven’t you?”

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The First 2 Weeks – MVP and Office Space

The two things I spent most of my time on over the past two weeks were – MVP and setting up the office space. Let me first address the significance and the importance of the office space as a few people have wondered if we were ready for it – especially since we’ve not raised any money yet. The common refrain has been – “You’ve got a home office – haven’t you?”

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Time to walk down a different path

I just resigned from a well-paying, mostly enjoyable job a couple of weeks ago to once again pursue the things the feed my soul – Technology Entrepreneurship, Product Design, User Experience (UX), Interaction Design (IxD), Visual communication, Photography etc. Leaving the comfort of a good regular paycheck is not easy. Read on for my thoughts.

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Time to walk down a different path

I just resigned from a well-paying, mostly enjoyable job a couple of weeks ago to once again pursue the things the feed my soul – Technology Entrepreneurship, Product Design, User Experience (UX), Interaction Design (IxD), Visual communication, Photography etc. Leaving the comfort of a good regular paycheck is not easy. Read on for my thoughts.

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Photographing Dandelions in my Backyard

I have this fascination for Dandelions. To me they are just so pretty…such an elegant marriage of form and function…dozens of delicate seed bearing “parachutes” arranged so symmetrically, just perfectly in a sphere, all designed to help propagate nature.

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Photographing Dandelions in my Backyard

I have this fascination for Dandelions. To me they are just so pretty…such an elegant marriage of form and function…dozens of delicate seed bearing “parachutes” arranged so symmetrically, just perfectly in a sphere, all designed to help propagate nature.

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Brewing a Cup of Bokeh

A friend of mine briefly showed me a photo equipment catalog one weekend and in it was this really colorful image of a cup “bubbling” with bokeh. Although I forgot how the original image looked, I recall that the colors in the image just spoke to me. I resolved to make a similar colorful image some day.

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Brewing a Cup of Bokeh

A friend of mine briefly showed me a photo equipment catalog one weekend and in it was this really colorful image of a cup “bubbling” with bokeh. Although I forgot how the original image looked, I recall that the colors in the image just spoke to me. I resolved to make a similar colorful image some day.

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Hey, know any good Architect-Mason types?

Almost every other week I hear from someone in my network looking for a “good UI people”. So this article on the Zurb blog resonated with me. Clearly UI skills are in high demand and “good” ones are particularly hard to find. Why?

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Hey, know any good Architect-Mason types?

Almost every other week I hear from someone in my network looking for a “good UI people”. So this article on the Zurb blog resonated with me. Clearly UI skills are in high demand and “good” ones are particularly hard to find. Why?

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Grids – The Foundation for Any Good Content Layout

The question I often find myself asking whenever I see a nice content layout is – What is it in the way this content is laid out that makes it more intuitively organized, easier to absorb and visually appealing than others? For example, why does the NY Times read better than the San Francisco Chronicle online?

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Grids – The Foundation for Any Good Content Layout

The question I often find myself asking whenever I see a nice content layout is – What is it in the way this content is laid out that makes it more intuitively organized, easier to absorb and visually appealing than others? For example, why does the NY Times read better than the San Francisco Chronicle online?

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Move over Content. You are no longer King.

Flipboard is by far my most favorite iPad application. Don’t take my word for it – ask pretty much anyone who has tried it and they’ll probably rave about it. What makes it so compelling? Two things – Design  and User

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Move over Content. You are no longer King.

Flipboard is by far my most favorite iPad application. Don’t take my word for it – ask pretty much anyone who has tried it and they’ll probably rave about it. What makes it so compelling? Two things – Design  and User

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How do you compete with a Heart Song?

After the iPad 2 announcement this week, it seems like the floodgates bust open on the analyses comparing the specs of the various tablets that are now out there. As usual the techies get all caught up in the numbers and specifications

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How do you compete with a Heart Song?

After the iPad 2 announcement this week, it seems like the floodgates bust open on the analyses comparing the specs of the various tablets that are now out there. As usual the techies get all caught up in the numbers and specifications

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