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Chris Schmechel
Worked at Sun Microsystems
Attended University of North Carolina at Asheville
Lives in Poulsbo, WA
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Great site.  Love the experiments.
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Great quotes ... Love the "technology, talent, and tolerance" quote -- need room to fail and explore.
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Creativity is combinatorial ... nothing is entirely original, everything builds on what came before, and that we create by taking existing pieces of inspiration, knowledge, skill, and insight that we gather over the course of our loves and recombining them into incredible new creations.
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Very nice. I'll definitely be using this.
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Gorgeous new touch gesture cards for touch UI designers & developers free for your use. Covering iOS, Android, Windows 7, OS X, drawing, core actions and more. Lovingly created by +Kimberly Fulton (she rocks!)
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Great writeup... How many other products suffer from over reliance on self data analysis?
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I agree that as a field, we need to find a better balance between analytical approaches to design (quantitative, data mining, etc) and more design-oriented approaches (Liz Sanders).
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Thank you Madeleine L'Engle!

Be encouraged.  Close your eyes and let go.  Remember, as Peter did, what it felt like when nothing was sustaining you in the small space between your feet and those daunting waves but the power of an unrelenting Love.  

And walk on.
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Sweet, great resource.
 
Calling all art directors and graphic designers! Are you looking for new, pixel-perfect icons? Here's a free icon set that's perfect for apps, websites and graphic design projects. 
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Love this! Need to transform the office into a place that wears its heart on the wall.
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User Experience Architect
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  • Sun Microsystems
    Member of Technical Staff, Software
  • Aventail, Inc.
    Test Architect
  • Big Fish Games
    Design Researcher/Product Manager
  • Artefact
    Design Researcher
  • Olympic College
    User Experience Architect
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Poulsbo, WA
Previously
Menlo Park, CA
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Creativity without fear.
Introduction
I suppose I've always been creative.  I think most kids are naturally that way -- artsy and creative -- until someone tells them that they're not.

But for me, according to my parents sometimes, it would seem that from birth I received an "extra" dose of creative-ness.

I was more than your average build-a-castle-in-the-sand creative kid.  Not better, mind you. Just more. More consumed.  More obsessive.  More willing to tear it down and start again.  More passionate.

More books and colored pencils, stickers and paint, photos, and most especially, bytes and pixels.
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
    Computer Science, 1996
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