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 Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair 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. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
In this age of automatically updating software, you would think that the minor art of writing release notes would be forgotten, especially if you’re a much praised new product riding the wave of skyrocketing growth. Not so in the case of Slack, whose latest release notes are surprisingly, pleasingly witty, even if most people will never read them. It’s just one more aspect of crafting a superb user experience.
Side note: one thing I would like for Christmas is support for unordered lists in App Store descriptions.+