About Joshua Porter
I'm the creator of What to Wear, a simple and useful daily email. I'm also an product designer and writer. I love making interfaces that are easy and pleasurable to use.
I'm still writing the Bokardo blog and have been for ten years. I've written the blog since 2000. Here I write mostly about product design.
I'm slowly writing a book called Make them Care! focused on the design and marketing of product web sites.
I co-host a monthly?quarterly? meetup called the North Shore Web Geeks. All persons interested in web-related activities are welcome!
I was the Director of UX at HubSpot for three years, which acquired Performable in June 2011, where I was co-founder.
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.
I used to loosely curate the Microcopy Flickr Group.
Check out my very out of date Reading List.
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
Feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org