Thomas Q Brady has been sketching and prototyping since he was barely able to read, starting with the Commodore Vic 20. Considering his prototypes more toys than anything else, he assumed his collegiate training should be in something more employable, like a double-major arts degree in psychology and philosophy. Later, Thomas fell backward into a legitimate career as a design technologist at frog. Along the way, he has built run-the-business back-office software, business simulations, interactive marketing, high-fidelity prototype hardware and software, Arduino-powered bluetooth caller ID watches and even some web applications for clients and for fun.
Along the way, Thomas has enjoyed the opportunity to blog, both independently and for-hire, author a couple whitepapers and even file a couple patents.
Not quite two years ago I somehow sneaked in the back door at frog, the global product strategy and design firm that started when Steve Jobs convinced Hartmut Esslinger to create a firm in the US to create a product design language for the Macintosh. Today was my last day.… read more
I just don't even know how to put words to this one... Natural language... programming? Somehwere, Bret Victor is either sitting back looking proudly at something he secretly worked on, or he's weeping at its beauty. I guess both could be true. If this is half as good as this… read more
I've been dying, ever since a couple of the core contributors visited frog Austin a little over a year ago, to play with Spacebrew, and in yet another skunkworks bit of hacking at work recently, I finally got to. We, the secret snooping society, want to fill the Austin studio… read more
I was working from a coffee shop yesterday, watching the clientele molt the day crowd—startup teams, stay-at-home parents getting out with the kids for a bit, local consultants meeting with clients, interest groups—to replace it with the early evening crowd—first-dates, book clubs and various social groups from more to less… read more