Archive for April, 2015

UI vs UX

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

On our video game design class this last week we talked about the difference between UI and UX.  I saw this on Twitter (hat tip to Gil Lee):


Facebook Friends at the Funeral

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

I saw this on, of course, Facebook:


Real Affordable Healthcare

Monday, April 6th, 2015

I have been struggling with the ACA, focusing on health insurance, and thinking that it hasn’t made healthcare affordable, or even necessarily accessible, by still too many people.

I think this article is what really needs to happen, world-wide.  This is awesome, and I’m scratching my head wondering why it hasn’t been done before.  Kudos to the engineering team who took it on and did it:

BYU engineers create inexpensive ‘do-it-yourself wheelchair’

To really make healthcare affordable, we need to go to the heart of the cost, which is not necessarily health insurance (or access to).  Although there are plenty of problems with insurance, such as driving the cost of healthcare up more than 100%, or not being available to people (although, as a private business… should they have to be available to everyone??).

Anyway, why are pills so expensive? Why can’t I do a strep test at home, for less than $5?  Why can’t kids have wheelchairs for less than $50, and allow us to make them ourselves?

I love this article… it’s heart-warming.  We need to support more stuff like this.

How Startups Work (in code)

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

I saw this from Phil801’s post on Facebook: