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Hi! I'm Andrew.
I write about design and other things.

I also build my own independent products like Knowsi and StupidFits, and consult on building useful things internally.

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    Technical
    Reflexive Reflective
    Building a research practice is intimidating. You’re basically embarking on a path of creating a…
    February 28, 2021
    5 min
    Book ReviewView More
    The Gun
    To start with a positioning statement, I'm not a fan of guns in the popular mindset. They've become…
    2 min

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    Personal

    Designing Participant Experiences
    Designing a research program is a pretty difficult task. It requires a level of introspection and…
    February 21, 2021
    5 min
    Sponge Cycles
    We all operate on cycles. Circadian, seasonal, fiscal, and academic — oscillating across frequencies…
    February 01, 2021
    7 min
    Speculative Surplus
    Whenever we see modern militaries, we’re witnessing industrialized production and movement of things…
    January 25, 2021
    9 min
    Platform Insurrection
    The past few years have been a conversation about power like I’ve never seen before. When Black…
    January 12, 2021
    7 min
    Reflecting on 2020
    Well, that was a year. My family and I were more fortunate than most, but not as fortunate as some…
    December 31, 2020
    10 min
    Reflecting on 2019
    2019 has been a weird combination of my most exhausting, fulfilling, chaotic, and structured year to…
    December 30, 2019
    11 min
    HMW How Might We?
    If you’ve ever worked with a designer facilitating a workshop, or a supplicant of design thinking…
    May 15, 2018
    4 min
    Benadryl and Parachord
    With some luck and a generous vacation policy at my work, I was finally able to do a Wilderness…
    February 03, 2018
    3 min
    Bureaucratic Mysteries
    These tools were taught as a workshop to the first   Code for Canada fellowship   team in November…
    February 01, 2018
    11 min

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