I Want You to Vote … for Humor-Centered Design at SXSW Interactive

We here at Catalyst are pretty funny people—a few of us even moonlight as comedians. But no, we will not be posting our performance schedules here (we’re still professionals, after all).   We will, however, be sharing an exciting opportunity for Chelsey, one of our own UX designers, to present a workshop on incorporating humor […]

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IxDA NYC: ‘Thinking, Talking, Showing: A Sketching Workshop’

If you missed Ray’s workshop at LeanUX NYC 2013 back in April, you might not have to fret anymore: He’ll be doing another round of workshopping at the IxDA NYC gathering Sept. 19.  The bad news: The workshop is limited to 20 people. There’s already a waitlist…. But, waitlists = hope, sometimes.   The good […]

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Coffee Sleeves: Good Design Simplifies Life

Happy Monday! While you’re enjoying your morning cup of joe (we at Catalyst certainly are) consider this: At its core, good design should make your life easier. Some of the best design accomplishments have eliminated problems that we now don’t even recognize.   Imagine ordering a cup of coffee at your local café and rushing […]

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Graphic: ‘R’ Train Woes

A clever flowchart in the classic style of the NYC subway map does little to soften the blow of the massive changes to the R train service—especially when you are pretty much doomed regardless of where you work or live.

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