I'm improving my skills from box-drawing to layer creating in Figma. It started with Figjam and is now a journey to plugins - Everything Starts Out…
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When people say, "I don't understand" or "it's too complicated," it's an important product signal. Everything Starts Out Looking Like a Toy, #128
Why don't we start the data modeling discussion by putting entities front and center? It's one way to force the question of "why does this matter…
Dashboards are compilations of reports. Do your reports tell you anything beyond counting? Here are some tips to get more insights from your counting…

December 2022

The top 5 posts from this year, in case you missed them. This is a special edition of "Everything Starts Out Looking Like a Toy."
A great MVP balances user goals, available time, and an awesome experience. Here are a few ideas to get there. Everything Starts Out Looking Like a Toy…
Spreadsheets give you programming control without requiring you to be a programmer. How you can you use this to supercharge your apps? Everything Starts…
A chatbot sounds like it can do anything - building realistic expectations is important so you're not frustrated, disappointed, or misinformed. This is…
ChatGPT uses generative learning models to produce content. It will be tempting to use the content without editing. "Everything Starts Out Looking Like…

November 2022

Make documentation a first class citizen by using a domain-specific language to write beautiful visual charts. "Everything Starts Out Looking Like a…
Do you get better throughput from a longer, careful process or a succession of short cycles that might miss important items? This is "Everything Starts…
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Users have a limited appetite for choice. If you don't use it wisely, they will balk. "Everything Starts Out Looking Like a Toy" #119
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