Issue 3

Slow and bloated software is all around us, and it’s really frustrating to use. I highly recommend an essay by Craig Mod on the value of fast software as a differentiator. Reading that got me thinking about some of my own experiences with software over the year. Software is most valuable when it can get out of the way and let you do your work. Quick sketches I’m a cheerleader for quick sketches when designing software. The above example is a real sketch I scribbled when I had 10 minutes between two meetings and needed to share an idea for…

Issue 2

Today I want to share something a little bit different. This is a post I’ve been sitting on for a few months, and felt L2D would be a good place to share it. It’s less related to the practical design decisions that happen everyday in creating software, and more about trying to understand where a product is going, and how it differs from other products in the marketplace. Open versus easy, and where design fits at WordPress WordPress as an open source project The growth of WordPress, and all of the projects and companies that have grown around it has…

Issue 1

L2D is brought to you by Joshua Wold, a curious designer. I’ll share more about who I am in future issues, but for now let’s jump ahead. What is this? Hello! this is the first issue of L2D, a something-weekly newsletter where I share learnings and how I apply them to my work as a designer. As with many designers, I’m a perfectionist. I tend to keep working on something for too long. With this newsletter I’ll share thoughts that are more raw, and hope you can gain insights along the way. How I work For many of my projects…