is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Vice President of User Experience at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. You can reach him through one of the services below.+
Wow, what a bust the last week turned out to be, at least for blogging. I took the Amtrak train to Washington, D.C. very early on Monday morning for a meeting with a new client. Even the unreserved coach cars now feature electrical outlets, so I was able to plug in and get some work done on the way down and the way back — compared to flying, the simplicity and convenience of traveling by Amtrak is almost a luxury. Our client visit went well, and I managed to find some time to meet up with some old friends, so in spite of actually dreading the long day, I had a pretty good time.
But the trip threw me for the whole week, especially with the punishing work schedule that I came back to. One of my deadlines last week involved getting the brand new, redesigned Behaviordesign.com up and running by Thursday afternoon. After lopping off a few features and never getting to build out some of the sections as elaborately as we would have liked, we made it, though just barely. It was a quiet launch because we hope to get it dressed up a bit more seriously before making an official announcement. We built some nifty features that I hope to write about in a post in the near future (some of those comments can be previewed here). In the meantime, if you want to see something mildly clever, have a look at what you get when you hit ‘Print’ on the home page.+