My name is Scott and I make things for money and for fun. I’m a design manager, design doer, author, speaker, and lover of fun web shit.
Design as a force for good
Understanding how the mind works is integral to the work I do. I wrote a whole ass book about it.
My breadth of actionable knowledge around attention, motivation, and self-determination – and a refusal to use this to manipulate – is what makes me a good designer.
Design is all about simplifying scary and complex concepts into simpler things that can be interfaced by real humans.
This can be empowering, but only if we choose to simplify the right systems for the right people.
I don’t work on projects that perpetuate the status quo or only cater to making boring rich people’s lives more convenient.
Tiny Words: a microblog
Tiny Words is my microblog. A self-hosted, short-form list of posts similar to what you'd see on Mastodon or Twitter.
Not so Tiny Words: a
Scott.is v4: embracing the personal site renaissanceRead the post
Building a microblog using Svelte, PlanetScale and PrismaRead the post
Mindful Design Excerpt: Chapter 1 – Attention and DistractionRead the post
Embracing contradiction in designRead the post
Interview: Mindful TechnologyRead the post