Profile

Cover photo
Joe VanDeventer
Works at Lindell Digital
Attended Michigan State University
Lives in Chicago, IL
73 followers|10,690 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Joe VanDeventer

Shared publicly  - 
 
"A hot dog at the ballpark tastes better than a snake at the Ritz." — Humphrey Bogart, exotic meat enthusiast. 
3
Maciej Babiński's profile photoCharles Ballowe's profile photo
2 comments
 
+Maciej Babiński Depends on whether you go to the stand with the kosher dogs or not.

+Joe VanDeventer what takes you to SF?
Add a comment...

Joe VanDeventer

Shared publicly  - 
 
MISS U MCA

"I studied method acting with Burt Reynolds and Dom Delouise."

Beastie Boys "Ciao LA"
1
Maciej Babiński's profile photoJoe VanDeventer's profile photo
5 comments
 
"I love all of the beautiful women to my olive grove in Spain."
Add a comment...

Joe VanDeventer

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is absolutely fascinating. I'm trying to work on the right brain thing.
1
Joanna Jordan's profile photo
 
Oh, hey, RSA Animate. They have a lot of really wonderful lectures.
Add a comment...

Joe VanDeventer

Shared publicly  - 
 
Andy Hertzfeld originally shared:
 
It's great that the user experience of Google Plus is being so well received, and I'm happy about all the positive feedback that's been coming my way, but I'm worried that I'm getting too much credit for it, so this long-winded post is an attempt to set the record straight.

I am indeed the main individual behind the interaction design and implementation of the circle editor. I conceived, designed and implemented a compelling prototype for it almost single-handedly, and then wrote a fair percentage of the production javascript code with lots of help from my friends. I also worked on a couple of other parts of the product a little bit, but that's pretty much as far as it goes.

Steven Levy's excellent Wired article got the story right - I wrote the circle editor and then recently widened my focus to the overall Google Plus user experience. But subsequent stories jumped to the conclusion that I was responsible for the design of the entire product that we launched on Tuesday, which isn't true, but I guess it was just too good a story (about Apple design values infecting Google) for people to resist. And now some people are saying that I'm responsible for the broad visual refresh now rolling out across Google, which couldn't be further from the truth - in fact, I'm not even sure I like it.

One thing that I learned during the launch of the original Macintosh in 1984 was that the press usually oversimplifies everything, and it can't deal with the reality that there are many people playing critical roles on significant projects. A few people always get too much credit, while most people get too little, that's just the way it has always worked. But luckily, it's 2011 and I can use the service that I helped to create to clarify things.

+Shaun Modi is the awesome young designer most responsible for the visual design of the circle editor, especially the blooming circles, along with
+Jonathan Terleski, who helped refine it after Shaun departed. +Joseph Smarr also helped with the design quite a bit, and was especially valuable as someone I could rely on (along with Jonathan) to tell me when a particular aspect was good enough yet or not.

Google probably won't be thrilled about me mentioning the names of the superb developers who helped me with the circle editor code (hello recruiters) but I feel that I must mention my main collaborators here: +Owen Prater +Eric Cattell +Eric W. Barndollar and +Griff Hazen, along with Ariel Gertzenstein and Rich Conlan who helped in the early stages. And those are just the main front-end guys, there are plenty of others who worked on the shared infrastructure or the back-end that I won't mention.

And all of the above are just the people who helped with the circle editor and related UI. There are plenty of others who worked on the stream, profiles and photos, as well as the leadership, product managers and various specialists who also made invaluable contributions every day. Suffice it to say that Google Plus is the creation of large, talented team that I'm proud to be a part of, and anyway it's only the beginning, we're all excited about what it has a chance to become over the months and years ahead.
1
Add a comment...

Joe VanDeventer

Shared publicly  - 
2
David Miller's profile photo
 
This photo should be used in school to explain the concept of parallax. Also, I think "Pisaing" should become the new planking.
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
73 people
KC Kerby Patel's profile photo
Bryan Phillips's profile photo
Charlyn Primous's profile photo
Scott DeMers's profile photo
Sachin Agarwal's profile photo
Derek Fons's profile photo
Matthew Smylie's profile photo
Ryan Giordano's profile photo
Joshua Lutz's profile photo
Joe VanDeventer was tagged in a photo.

Joe VanDeventer

Shared publicly  - 
3

Joe VanDeventer

Shared publicly  - 
 
The CPU powering Curiosity. Just $200K for a 200mhz G3 chip! Sadly, there's no "Buy It Now" button on the manufacturer's page.
Historical. POWER • POWER1 • POWER2 • POWER3 • POWER4 • POWER5 • RS64 • PPC6xx • PPC7xxx • PPC970 • Gekko • Titan • AIM alliance • RAD6000. Current. PowerPC • e200 • e300 • e500 • e600 • e5500 • QorIQ...
1
Add a comment...

Joe VanDeventer

Shared publicly  - 
 
"What a night for tiny arms!"
Billy Eichner reports back from the all-too-short Madonna concert in Indianapolis.
1
Add a comment...

Joe VanDeventer

Shared publicly  - 
 
All right, so tomorrow, I'm going to start tweeting my weight on my Twitter account (http://twitter.com/fritter) because I'm going from "jolly fat" to "disturbing daytime TV fat". If you could follow me so I think a gazillion people are watching me that would be super-helpful. Feel free to sneak away after a few days. YOUR SHAMING WILL MAKE ME POWERFUL.
Sign up for Twitter to follow Joe VanDeventer (@fritter).
1
CM Lubinski's profile photoMelissa Calvillo's profile photoJoanna Jordan's profile photoRebekah Vandeventer's profile photo
8 comments
 
You can do it!
Add a comment...

Joe VanDeventer

Shared publicly  - 
 
Not fast food - good food quickly!
1
1
Joe VanDeventer's profile photoMaciej Babiński's profile photoMelissa Kessler's profile photoCM Lubinski's profile photo
4 comments
 
-1
Add a comment...

Joe VanDeventer changed his profile photo.

Shared publicly  - 
 
Joe VanDeventer changed his profile photo.
1
Joe VanDeventer's profile photoMark Donnelly's profile photoChris Parnin's profile photo
4 comments
 
It just became "Google Awesome".
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
73 people
KC Kerby Patel's profile photo
Bryan Phillips's profile photo
Charlyn Primous's profile photo
Scott DeMers's profile photo
Sachin Agarwal's profile photo
Derek Fons's profile photo
Matthew Smylie's profile photo
Ryan Giordano's profile photo
Joshua Lutz's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Programmer
Employment
  • Lindell Digital
    Entire Company, 2011 - present
  • Network Ninja
    Programmer, 2007 - 2011
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Chicago, IL
Previously
Petoskey, MI - East Lansing, MI
Links
Contributor to
Story
Tagline
A brief description of me.
Bragging rights
Did not survive high school, don't have 3 kids, etc.
Education
  • Michigan State University
  • Loyola University of Chicago
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Joseph VanDeventer