What I've been thinking about
User Experience v. Security
Are there times when a user's security should take a backseat to their in-the-moment experience? What are those pros and cons?
Scalable Design Systems
As products and brands evolve, so do your design patterns. What are the best ways to design and maintain future-proof, scalable design systems?
Design in Open Source
Why aren't more designers involved in open source projects? How can we get more designers to cross that chasm?
Design's Social Responsibility
With great power comes great responsibility. As designers, what are our political, social, and ethical obligations to our communities?
“Mike dramatically improved the quality of our design work.. I recommend him highly as a designer.”
Hadi PartoviCode.org Founder, CEO
Things I hack on in my free time
I contribute to a lot of open source projects and non-profit organizations, but these are a few side-projects I started myself.
Today, Get Protected is a directory of privacy-first apps and services. The short-term hope is to help the exposure of privacy-first apps into the mainstream. Upcoming projects include a threat-model calculator, a set of educational materials explaining privacy concepts to everyday people, and a much more robust directory. Stay tuned.
Let's do something great together
My availability varies, but I'm always interested in rad new ideas and do-gooder organizations. If you've got something I should see, let's chat!