Constructing with legos Designing Together 

July 7, 2014

Fostering a humanistic approach to design isn’t easy. It takes practice. Practice being playful and thoughtful. Why? Because it’s crucial that we’re always thinking, as we say here at TBG.  It’s the good, ethical, thing to do.


bmoreresponsive-tag Bmoresponsive: Responsive Goodness! 

June 17, 2014

How could we anticipate the implementation challenges we would face when our pixels turned to percentages and our image requests made our little phones want to turn off and go to sleep?

Tools & Tips

erika-thumb Top 4 Do’s (and 1 Don’t) For Writing Awesomely Effective Emails 

April 1, 2014

As a project manager for large websites and software development, Erika sends a lot of emails. Like, A LOT. She learned that an email can either serve as an excellent communication tool or resource, or it can cause profound confusion for a project team.


sxsw 2014 SXSW Interactive ’14: A Pilgrim’s Progress 

March 20, 2014

As the wild and wooly beast known as SXSW Interactive scratches its seven year itch, TBG shares our observations of this living breathing, ever morphing bedazzled and at times bedeviling extravaganza.


CMS House How Responsive Web Design is Pressurizing CMS Best Practices 

March 19, 2014

The runaway freight train that is Responsive Web Design has many obvious benefits for users—but for web developers and clients, there are a slew of other secondary effects that are both positive and destabilizing.

Tools & Tips

Hannah and Donald Trump -thumb I Just Found Out I’m A Corporate Sell-Out 

March 18, 2014

Recently I sat on a panel at the Windup Space, addressing students on the subject of “Finding Your Career Path in the Arts.” It’s impressive that these young folks are thinking so diligently about a 5-year, 10-year, even life-long plan.


houseofcardsdrawing-thumb Your Site is Washington. Your Users Are in a House of Cards 

March 17, 2014

What if, rather than imagine them as real people, we tried to imagine our site users as characters on a TV show?  


TEDx Takeaways from TEDx Baltimore: Spreading Ideas 

March 11, 2014

This year’s theme: “Pioneers, O, Pioneers” drew hundreds of attendees, and almost two dozen speakers who did their best to share their ideas worth spreading.