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I’m an independent IT consultant and entrepreneur in the Internet and software business. I’m interested in design, enterprise applications, web apps and SaaS products. I design and develop business solutions and applications. I help companies in terms of software quality and knowledge transfer, e.g. with Angular and Spring Boot.

Helvetica – A Documentary About a Typeface

Helvetica by director Gary Hustwit is a documentary film about the eponymous Helvetica typeface and typography and visual design in general. Using Helvetica's simple elegance, usefulness, and ubiquity as both a starting point and a recurring theme, this documentary film features interviews with many design and typography legends and luminaries such as Jonathan Hoefler, Erik Spiekermann, or Tobias Frere-Jones. In those interviews, those typographers share their opinions on what made Helvetica so wildly successful, why it is the iconic typeface of the modern ... Read more

Improving Developer UX

Software engineer and data scientist Gabriel Pickard recently has published an article about developer experience being fundamentally harder than normal UX. He defines developer experience as the user experience of the tools software developers use in order to do their job: code editors IDEs command-line tools Gabriel identifies these main aspects in which in his opinion developer tools are failing their users: Counter to any UI/UX philosophy, as programmers we find ourselves maintaining vast background knowledge about the structure and dynamics of our programs, with nary a ... Read more

Reprise: Petro Salema – Storyteller Extraordinaire

Almost five years ago I wrote about a talk given by Petro Salema at that year's edition of beyond tellerrand in Düsseldorf: Petro Salema – Designing Interfaces That Think @ beyond tellerrand Düssedorf 2015 A common advice given regarding talks and presentations, especially ones of a more technical variety, is to not just talk about technical details but to tell a story. While this piece of advice is good and well-intentioned it's not usually exemplified or specified in any more detail. Steve Jobs is ... Read more

Ashi Krishnan @ Fronteers 2019: Learning From Machines

Ashi Krishnan - Learning From Machines from Fronteers on Vimeo. Read more

“Accessible HTML Content Patterns” by Eric Bailey

Accessibility, though unfortunately often still treated as an afterthought, is a key part of developing and providing software products, web applications in particular. Accessibility, mark you, isn't just an enabler for those with special needs, although that's sufficient reason for paying attention to your web apps being accessible. Accessibility also is about designing products and processes to be accessible regardless of the device they're used on, the circumstance they're used in and the people they're used by. In that vein, designer Eric Bailey ... Read more

Imagination, Desire and the Call of the Future – David Delgado @ beyond tellerrand 2019

Imagination, Desire and the Call of the Future - David Delgado from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

The Power of Metaphor – Mike Hill @ beyond tellerrand 2019

The Power of Metaphor - Mike Hill from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

Making Art With Familiar Objects – Red Hong Yi @ beyond tellerrand 2019

Making Art With Familiar Objects - Red Hong Yi from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

Data, Design, Code – Shirley Wu @ beyond tellerrand 2019

Data, Design, Code - Shirley Wu from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

Humanising Your Documentation – Carolyn Stransky @ beyond tellerrand 2019

Humanising Your Documentation - Carolyn Stransky from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more
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