Daniel De Laney is a designer. for hire!

Daniel has no interest in decoration or novelty for its own sake. He just wants to present the essence of things, without any stage tricks.

Resource Management Project
June 15, 2017

The latest case study on an unreleased project. Everything from user research to design prototyping.

Explorer Suite Project
May 24, 2017

A case study of my most challenging project to date. I talk about my process, user research, data visualization problems, and more.

There is Definitely a Grid
June 10, 2016

If you reject standards out of hand because they’re not interesting enough, you’re simply bowling for bad solutions.

The Eli Schiff Problem
May 19, 2016

A lighthearted response to a popular series of articles which critique the current trends in visual design.

The Right Way to Unsubscribe
October 23, 2015

Many unsubscribe processes are confusing or deceptive. Unsubscribing can be straightforward.

The Fear of Being Right
October 7, 2015

The important thing is how well your design works, not what people think of it. Do your best work, even if you don’t get any credit for it.

We Need A Bigger Touch Screen
September 15, 2015

Imagining the near future of touch human-computer interaction, in which screens are as big as our bodies want them to be.

Never Use the Confirm Dialog
September 8, 2015

A call to do better than browser default dialogs. Even if we assume confirmation is necessary, the confirm dialog is a bad way to get it.

Checkboxes Are Never Round
September 3, 2015

Reviewing the basics of interation design. Making a checkbox round is like labeling the Push side of a door Pull.