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Doug Bowman
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Farewell, @design. I leave you in good hands. And thanks for the wings.
Heading to my last interview on the calendar with someone named Exit.
It’s been an honor to serve as Twitter’s creative director for the past 5 years. On my last day here, I offer this:…
Maybe I’m in the minority. I’ve actually been enjoying using Docs and Sheets on iOS.
My fortune cookie from this week: “The world will soon be ready for your talents.”
I like the concept behind the new PayPal logo, but the execution doesn’t feel finished.
I have always pronounced URL by calling out its letters, U-R-L. This piece makes me want to humanize it to “Earl”.…
Want to see this in person now. #chemistry
Spending my morning blocking the users who auto-tweet a Pacman video using “@stop #motion”. How about you?…
It’s finally heating up in SF. @KarlTheFog is clearly on holiday.
The best way to kill an idea is to take it to a meeting. —Unknown
Few people enter your life and significantly change your outlook for the better. For me, @trammell is one of them.…
In case you haven’t eaten this morning… a pumpkin oatmeal waffle with candied pecans, caramelized bananas, and cream.
My first public speaking appearance was on a panel 12 years ago at @MeetTheMakers with @t and @arun. Looks like @brianalvey is reviving MTM.
Stop designing websites like they’re Powerpoint decks.
It’s impossible to develop a brand’s point of view when you insist on incorporating everyone’s point of view.
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Beautiful products that started by designing a single playing card: the jack of spades.
Beautiful “Letter to a Junior Designer” by @Cennydd that every designer should read, regardless of seniority.…
Thought exercise: Apple has no intention of designing/producing a watch. Rather, it offers embeddable tech for any upscale wearable device.
This. This is how parenting makes you understand that time can’t be held, and is just slipping through your fingers.
Conspicuously missing from this space: propped up skis and snowboards dripping with melting snow.
Made my once-per-year pilgrimage to Google+ tonight. Deleted a few posts from 2011. Stayed about 90 seconds. Onward.
If only the Standford CD-47 study ( was open and we were a part of it. We have almost no treatment options left.
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Very much looking forward to cracking this open. cc @biz
A reminder that my views and opinions:… do not necessarily represent those of my employer:…
You deserve better. We all deserve better. Gently lay down that April Fool’s joke idea, step back, and slowly walk away.
Five years. I’m still amazed and grateful that I get to work, day in, day out, on a product and at a company that I so dearly love.
#mytwtrinterviewpanel was pitched to me as lunch with @ev, but ended up being @biz @goldman @gregpass and @bs. I never got to eat that day.
I credit my high school art teacher as the first person to recognize and coach my misguided talents. His name: Art Counts.
The medium is the message. @design team letterpress class at SF Center for the Book.
Achievement unlocked.
On Twitter’s 8th birthday: An Illustrated History of Twitter, via @mashable…
We all start somewhere. The #FirstTweet of nearly every account I currently follow, in the order I followed them:…
This is going to be a fun walk back through time. Some mundane, some revealing. Find yours or anyone’s #FirstTweet.
My #FirstTweet was sent during SXSW in 2007, and shamelessly included the word “mellowing”. What was yours?…
Because Google Glass is too subtle?…
When I moved to SF in ’96, I rented a large studio apartment in Cow Hollow a block off Union St for $750/mo. I thought that was expensive.
Fascinating and logical read: “A Deeper Look at Uber’s Dynamic Pricing Model”…
Surely, these app overlay screens are not our final answers to introductory education?
Compulsive downloaders of nicely-designed mobile apps should not visit
.@alexhorre It's BS that changes made in the name of “accessibility” often equals ugly.
Trying to like button shapes in iOS 7.1 because I want them to be right. But the implementation is so meh. Also, underlined text?
Seven years ago today, I signed up for a small service named Twitter that has positively impacted my life, and the lives of many others.
There’s a reason that each autistic person has embraced a particular interest. Find that reason, you will find them.…
Would love to see Starbucks embrace this much design variation for each store. Feels warm and comfortable.