How we put RapCaviar on autopilot

How it works

Every week, our app goes through Spotify’s New Releases page and adds each song…


A visual language for clear, actionable indicators


How to set goals you can actually achieve

Me sliding into the new year
What happened to your 2017 resolutions? (highlight below)😎 I achieved all of them 😊 I achieved some of them😇 I made a valiant effort

1. You make too many resolutions

The appeal of New Year’s is that nothing’s happened yet. So hypothetically, anything could happen. I could double my savings. I could read fifty books. I could finally…


“Aren’t you supposed to be a designer?”


Accelerating legal discovery with AI

What’s ediscovery?

Before a trial, both sides are required to exchange information. This process is called discovery, and involves turning over documents related to the case. When the documents are digital, it’s called ediscovery.


Guiding document reviewers through a digital labyrinth

Reviewers need a way to find related documents.

Reviewers want to identify relevant documents as quickly as possible. If a certain document is relevant, adjacent documents are likely to be relevant.

Involvement

As the sole designer, I led the entire design…


A simple system for a complicated use case

Lawyers need to reference documents, but only the important parts.

Documents are key to trial preparation, in things like building arguments and deposing witnesses. Everlaw has its own version of Google Docs called Outlines for lawyers to collaborate on materials leading up to a trial.


Scanning documents on the go

Team

I was part of a small team comprised of a product manager, one other designer (Keith Lang), and several engineers. Keith was my mentor and an essential source of feedback, but I led my own projects.

Projects

Challenges

I’d always been a designer, but my first…


A faster, simpler scanning experience

Exporting your scans took longer than it should.

The export screen was a mess. Different UI elements competed for your attention, from the many export options — and their frustratingly small touch targets — to the virtually-unused tab navigation on the bottom. And to even get here you had to go through the edit screen, even if you didn’t need it.


Protecting users from worst-case scenarios

People expected Scannable to backup their scans. They weren’t happy when they found out it didn’t.

Scannable was designed to be lightweight: scan your document, send it somewhere, never look back. It never stored your scans, because presumably, it didn’t need to. The original team figured you wouldn’t need the scans once a digital copy existed somewhere, and wanted to avoid the feature bloat common in other scanning apps.

Bryant Peng

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