Critiquing Design
This is me about 25 years ago, dancing with a yoga ball. I was part of a theater company where I first learned Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process. We used this extensively—it was an integral part of our company dynamic. We used it to develop company work, we used it in our education programs and […]
My Favorite Albums of the Decade
When I get Home – Solange St. Vincent – St. Vincent Pure Comedy – Father John Misty Blackstar – David Bowie The Idler Wheel… – Fiona Apple Let England Shake – PJ Harvey Be The Cowboy – Mitski Tell Me How You Really Feel – Courtney Barnett Lux Prima – Karen O & Danger Mouse […]
I’m making a game this weekend
Amy and I were chatting about the importance of making time for art the other day. So I decided that I’m going to spend the weekend prototyping this game that’s been floating around in my head for months. Ok, here we go. Starting now 👇 48 hours later… I originally thought I’d be able to […]
Prototyping Firefox With CSS Grid
Prototyping with HTML and CSS grid is really helpful for understanding flexibility models. I was able to understand how my design works in a way that was completely different than doing it in a static design program. Links: This video on YouTube Creating Flexibility Models with CSS Grid – Layout Land Why isn’t this CSS […]
We visited Dylan in Chicago this week. Here’s another auto-panorama – this time shot from a boat on the Chicago River.
How I design Firefox with GoodNotes 5
I’m always making notes and sketching on my iPad and people often ask me what app I’m using. So I thought I’d make a video of how I use GoodNotes 5 in my design practice. Links: This video on YouTube GoodNotes Templates: blank, storyboard, crazy 8s, iPhone X Transcript: Hi, I’m Michael Verdi, and I’m […]
I’ve been playing with making panoramas from moving vehicles (“auto” panoramas get it) – using the motion of the vehicle to make the image rather than rotating my phone. The results are often really distorted. Occasionally, the effect is subtle. I really like these from a bus ride through Vancouver.
Elapsed Time: 155 Days, 3 Hours, 19 Minutes, 7 Seconds
It’s been a while since I last posted and even though I’m the only one who reads this I feel the need to account for the 5+ months. It’s mainly been work with some cool travel interspersed. So here are some highlights. March 30th was my 9yr anniversary at Mozilla. I’ve been working on all […]
2019 Lunar Eclipse
Last night the clouds cleared out by about 9pm and Rebecca and I had a spectacular view of the lunar eclipse from the back deck. Our friends Pete and Carol joined us along with our neighbor Katie. It was really nice to share the event with friends and be able to step inside to warm up periodically.
Lots of stars
A couple of weeks ago we took a vacation out in the redwoods of Sonoma county, CA. I grabbed a couple of nice shots of the milky way one night. It’s amazing how many more stars you can see at night when you’re not in a light polluted downtown. Below is a 100% crop of […]