Andrew Coyle is a Product Designer

Andrew works for tech companies and startups in Silicon Valley. He currently leads the design team at Flexport.

Writings

Design Better Forms

Whether it is a signup flow, a multi-view stepper, or a monotonous data entry interface, forms are one of the most important components of digital product design.

Leading Design at a High-Growth Startup

I’ve distilled the top 3 lessons I’ve learned while leading design at Flexport. I hope this article will help designers in a similar situation survive the rollercoaster.

Designing Confirmation

The confirmation design pattern isn’t something to be taken lightly. If employed erroneously, or not at all, users may commit unintended havoc. This article shares guidelines and best practices for designing effective confirmations.

Hierarchy of Opportunity

This article describes the stages to realize opportunity. In a world plagued with temporary solutions, only a few individuals and businesses arrive at the top of this hierarchy.

Design Better Cards

The card component is a preview of more detailed content a user sees when actioned. It has become a symbol of our current digital paradigm. Elements include multimedia, text, links, graphs, and captions.

Designing The New Operating System for Global Trade at Flexport

Global trade is a relationship business. Humans come together — regardless of their differences — to exchange goods and capital, and technology increases the productivity of this arrangement.

Unbox the Web!

Rendering visual borders around each component of a website or app does a disservice to user experience. In most cases the styling isn’t needed, or less of it is needed to afford action.

Form Design for Complex Applications

The form — in its many manifestations — provides a gateway for user submission. This article illustrates 13 different ways to present forms, and explores the future of data input.

A More Human Interface Through AI

AI will recognize usage patterns and create subtle changes to the UI. These small changes will have a compound effect over time, designing the ideal interface to accommodate a persons needs and abilities.