I am a content strategist, designer and developer. I use my experience as a magazine art director and web editor to help publishers, marketers, non-profits and self-branded individuals tell their stories in words and images. I follow all of the technologies that relate to the content business and try to identify the opportunities and pitfalls that these technologies pose. At the same time I am immersed in certain sectors through my content practice and am always looking to find connections between the worlds of neurology, economics, entertainment, travel and mobile technology. I live near the appropriately-scaled metropolis of Portland, Maine, and I cover the creative economy in Portland as the editor of liveworkportland.org. A more complete bio and samples of my design work live at wingandko.com.
Telling Time On Apple Watch: Annoying Or Habit-Forming?
Far from cursing the Watch because of the effort involved in telling the time, this effort will become an expected and anticipated part of t
What Really Scares Tech Leaders About Artificial Intelligence?
Reacting to the threats of AI is an attempt by technologists and scientists to regulate themselves before governments do it for them, and no
Artificial Intelligence Could Have Prevented The Germanwings Crash
No level of security screening short of mind-reading could have prevented the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. But what can be done? The Ne
Adobe Document Cloud Will Radically Improve The Paperwork Experience
Ongoing engineering will continue to remove friction from the paperwork equation. It is critically important that this technology does not i
What Would A $19,999 Apple Watch Mean For The Future Of Pricing Elasticity?
There is a big economic story here with potentially positive implications for big tech companies as well as workers and entrepreneurs. The s
Simple Vs. Splashy: Can Pebble Time Beat Apple Watch On Your Wrist?
The low-tech simplicity of the Pebble may well be the right level of wearable information. Its timeline interface is an appropriately simple
Fast Company Reimagines The Digital Magazine As A Feed For Big iPhones
The new app that Fast Company developed with Adobe presents a web-like experience that is optimized even more for iPhones than for iPads.
IndieBio Will Accelerate Synthetic Biology To Tech Startup Speed
Can biology move at "internet speed"? Is there a Moore's Law for cells? What about the problems that cannot be solved by information technol
Can Apple's Expanded Strategy Push It To $1 Trillion Market Cap?
In many ways, the new Apple is much like the Google that Steve Jobs dismissed as "doing too much." The difference is the product focus.
Apple's Next Move In TV Will Filter The A-List Brands From All The Rest
When it comes to TV, the art of the experience is very dependant on the art of the deal. Apple has the ability to create an A-list and a vel
Google Unseats Apple In U.S. Classrooms As Chromebooks Beat iPads
Google's emphasis on utility and data may be more in sync with the needs of students today than Apple's promises of creative individuality a
The Formula: Do We Place Too Much Faith In Our Algorithms?
Most problems worth solving are hard, and we don't immediately see the corners we have cut making them easier.
What Microsoft And Apple Can Learn From Adobe About Cloud First
Adobe's new Creative Profile is the glue that personalizes its Creative Cloud services while reducing friction between applications.
Touch ID Will Allow PayPal And Others To Compete With Apple's Own Mobile...
That Apple is opening of Touch ID to third party developers suggests that Touch ID adoption among users has been good, security threats have
Chrome Is Winning The Browser Wars But IE Has Cratered Thanks To Mobile
Based on these vectors, I predict that next year's ADI survey will show Chrome pulling farther ahead with Safari more moderately on its heel
iMessage For OS 8 Will Be Amazing, Too Bad It Will Kill Your Data Plan
I am hoping that Apple solves the cellular data problem with multimedia messages (MMS) in the actual iOS 8 release so that people do not fee
iWatch, CarPlay And iHome Will Lead To A Simpler Design Sensibility In A...
The range between simple, one-point focused apps destined for the iWatch and simple arrays for CarPlay or iHome controllers will likely be r
How Design And User Experience Translates To The Bottom Line
The secret, both for designers and the businesses they work for, is to share a vocabulary about the company's goals that is free of both bus
Stanford vs. MIT: How Marketing Trumps Technology In Startups
"Technology is not a prerequisite for business success, but marketing is," yet "the best startups develop technology and a market simultaneo