Write Space, Chrome Application (Good Design)

On occasion I find myself having a difficult time completing an assignment or project; constantly distracted by the other open programs on my desktop. I frequently turn to the browser application Write Space when I do, mainly because its design offers a simple, distraction free environment. Donald Norman would say that simplicity does not equal …

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HorizonBlue.com (Bad Design)

It’s rare to actually enjoy visiting a health insurance website, and the site for my health insurance provider, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (HorizonBlue.com) is no exception. The homepage for Horizon Blue is heavily focused on attracting new health insurance members, as opposed to serving its existing members. The welcome screen is …

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The Daily Beast iOS App (Good Design)

There are seemingly an infinite different ways to get the news online these days, but one of my favorite content apps to use on the iPhone is The Daily Beast “Read This, Skip That” app, which is linked to the site TheDailyBeast.com. Their articles range from topics including politics, pop-culture, world news and more. Instead of …

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