Three Values that Matter to Me in a Work Environment

I’ve been working at Atomic for just over three years. In that time, I’ve learned a lot about designing great custom software. But I’ve also learned about working with people. I work with some good, caring people. Atomic’s 5 value mantras pave the way for a work environment in which people are able to make […]

Design Saturates Our Software Process

The distinction between between developers and designers doesn’t make sense. We’re all designers — or we should be. At Atomic Object, our teams work on software products in an agile design process that infuses all stages of product development. Each member of the team is an active participant in the design process. The design process, […]

Content Without Context Is Dead

As designers of web applications, it’s vital that we understand and incorporate the user’s context when considering how to provide the best experience for them. Specifically, paying attention to the needs of your users and the context in which they live is the beginning of figuring out what content to serve up. Peter Morville’s venn […]

Purposeful Inspiration

Creativity takes work. When I sit down to begin a visual design, it doesn’t always immediately flow. It’s a rare occurrence when I am able to create the best-fitting design solution on the first try. It takes time to remove the clutter and get to the golden nugget underneath. Every design is a new opportunity […]

Designing Around an Experience

When designing an app it’s easy to think about the thing I’m building. When sitting down to design, I usually start outlining the areas of the app I think should be there. I then draw sketches depicting the screens around that architecture. This doesn’t always work because what I think might be good for the […]