About Joshua Porter
I've written the current incarnation of the Bokardo blog for ten years. I've written the blog since 2000. Here I write about interface and product design.
I'm writing a book called Make them Care! focused on the design and marketing of product web sites.
I co-host a monthly meetup called the North Shore Web Geeks. All persons interested in web-related activities are welcome!
I also loosely curate the Microcopy Flickr Group.
Check out my Reading List.
I've been an interface designer for a decade. I remember the first time I designed an interface all the way back in my very first computer science class in 1997. I was hooked instantly, and ever since I've been working on the Web.
I'm the founder of Bokardo Design, a design consultancy focusing exclusively on social web applications. I do interface design, evaluation, and consulting for a wide range of clients. I love nothing more than a challenging social interaction problem.
I wrote the book Designing for the Social Web, which has done much better than I could have hoped for.
Before founding Bokardo Design, I was the Director of Web Development at User Interface Engineering. In addition to making the web site run on time, I did design & usability consulting for a wide range of clients.
Grew up in Maine. Live in Newburyport, MA. Love the outdoors, writing, and design. I have a beautiful wife, two daughters, a son, and I'm a twin (sister) with an older brother. I go mountain biking and rock climbing when I'm not chasing my kids around. I am a New Englander to the core.
Five principles guide my design philosophy (read more here):
- The Experience belongs to the user.
- Technology serves humans.
- Design is not Art.
- Great design is invisible.
- Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Get in Touch
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