Allan White.

Oct 21

Current status: work. One of the hardest things for me is prioritizing tasks. So many! (at HealthSparq)

Current status: work. One of the hardest things for me is prioritizing tasks. So many! (at HealthSparq)

Oct 10

Building A Better Content Workflow -

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Markdown: the “Lingua Franca” of the Internet

One of the ideas that’s transforming content workflows is using simpler, human-friendly Markdown. We see it in use in all sorts of tools (such as Github and Trello), and it prevents many of the problems we’ve seen over the years with people trying to paste Word-formatted copy into rich-text form fields. This will generate horrible HTML markup that is challenging to style and maintain. This can seriously degrade the quality of a new site or app. Markdown is useful because it’s a plain-text, human-readable content format that can be parsed into HTML later on its journey to being read on the internet.

Here’s how we’re using Markdown in our content development process at Healthsparq.

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Sep 30

Panorama, Interrupted (at Portland State University)

Panorama, Interrupted (at Portland State University)

Sep 24

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Sep 10

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In San Francisco, shoes are a dime a dozen. #UXweek

In San Francisco, shoes are a dime a dozen. #UXweek

Sep 09

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Aug 12

Using Visualizations to Think -

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Mike Bostocks writes some wonderful essays on visualizations, human perception, mathematical formulae, and how it all ties together on his blog.

Algorithms are a fascinating use case for visualization. To visualize an algorithm, we don’t merely fit data to a chart; there is no primary…

I only scratched the surface of Mike Bostocks’ amazing writing in visualizations. Put some music on and read this on your lunch hour.

Aug 11

Our Product Design Process -

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Healthsparq Design Process

To help all our various internal teams visualize our design process and where they fit within it, we sketched this out the other day in a meeting that included our director of product, some front-end guys, our user researcher, and the design/UX teams (there’s not much distinction between…

I’m helping visualize our design process at healthsparq. Here’s our first take: