Mike Eng User Experience Designer 401-234-4611
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The User Experience of Voting
The User Experience of Voting

On bottlenecks and simple and also complex solutions to them.

Digit Decoder Update #5
Digit Decoder Update #5

on how there is nothing lazy about implementing a lazy login pattern, and initial release!

Digit Decoder Update #4
Screenshot showing Load and Save buttons

in which I fully appreciate the power of MySQL after trying to avoid it.

Digit Decoder Update #3
Digit Decoder Update #3

A glimmer of hope, a good bit of progress, and a lot more work to be done.

Video Chatting With Our Cat
Video Chatting With our Cat

Telenconferencing with felines can be done more easily than I had thought.

Usability Observation #21
Usability Observation #21 - Commenting Out Code in Real Life

On an approach shared by road construction and programming.

Digit Decoder Update #2
Digit Decoder Update #2

Update on this personal project. This time, I learned to leverage human abilities rather than relying on the machine to do everything.

Digit Decoder
Thomas Schell Sr. communicating with a notepad

A coding project to satisfy my own curiosity about decoding a message typed in digits.

Sometimes Turning off the Lights
Sometimes Turning Off the Lights

On inadvertently muddying the user’s mental model.

Re-using Old Calendars
Re-using Old Calendars

On resourcefulness and unseen rhythms.

New Work: Logic of a Dynamic Schedule
Developing a Dynamic Schedule in WordPress

My latest adventure in logic and array manipulation.

Open Source Web Development Software
Using Open Source Software for the Better World by Design Website

A tribute to open source software for web development.

The Best Thing I’ve Seen in a Long Time
thumbnail for 'Move' video

A beautiful and inspiring piece of video work that has left me speechless.

Menu Information Architecture
Menu Information Architecture

On D.I.Y. information architecture in everyday places.

Taste Feedback
Taste Feedback

On mint dental floss and disorientation.

Usability Observation #20
Usability Observation #20 - Cutting Board Rack

On levitation in the kitchen.

Fun With Universal Instruction Diagrams
Fun With Universal Instruction Diagrams

The joy of filling in the blanks.

National Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week
National Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week

On obscure holidays.

World Usability Day in Boston
World Usability Day

World Usability Day brings knowledge of usability principles to the people.

Usability Observation #19
Usability Observation #19

On how dents and accidents can build character.

A Better World by Design 2010 Recap
A Better World by Design 2010 Recap

On skating rinks and groundbreaking conferences on sustainable and humanitarian design.

A Better World by Design Conference

This weekend in Providence, RI, an event worth keeping on your radar.

Analog-Flush Toilet
Analog Flush Toilet

On adding analog control if you want it without sacrificing simplicity.

Physical Information Graphics
Physical Information Graphics

On using physical objects as symbols in information graphics.