UX writing - OTT services are teaching my 4 year old to read. He asks us how certain shows are spelled, and then types them in via the search keyboards. The only UX problem seems to be creating a more obvious action so you can select a particular episode of a TV show.
Microcopy - There are times when microcopy is secondary in importance to placement. As an example, my 4 year old uses OTT services without being able to read. Instead, he's memorized the placement of the buttons he uses.
Personal stuff, updated 1/17/20
Building a piñata for Evan's Ghostbusters birthday party. As usual, the YouTubers make it look far too easy.
Thinking about sustainability and school supplies. Too many schools put an emphasis on parents buying new school supplies each year, which can be extremely wasteful. I already have too many barely-used crayons, for example.
Thinking there should be a way to make a public-facing link to your library's checked out items page. Might be neat to share with friends and generate interest in using libraries. Here's a screenshot for now.
I asked Annie to make a telephone icon for me. She decided to make a cell phone instead of a rotary phone. Makes total sense. Why do people still use an old school handset as their telephone icon?
Evan is starting to become more interested in drawing. This occasionally means houses, but more often means line drawings that he says are "plans."
All the nostalgia of a links page
I came across the now pageconcept just a few days after explaining the 1990's links page phenomenon to Annie. Links pages were the best.