Category Archives: Personal Log

My collection of notes intersecting both my professional and personal pursuits.

Removing Gender from HTML Forms

Introduction

Meet Tiffany, Senior Product Designer at AliveCor Inc. and an old coworker/friend in a previous startup life! Today we’ll be going head first into the idea of gender in the modern day world and how that may redefine how we move forward building out our digital experiences.



Highlighted Topics

“Neither end of the [male/female] spectrum is a suitable way of expressing the gender I am,” Wilson says. “Sometimes I feel ‘feminine’ and ‘masculine’ at the same time, and other times I reject the two terms entirely.”

BBC – Beyond ‘he’ and ‘she’: The rise of non-binary pronouns

Conclusion

We’ll stew on this for a moment and follow up at a later date. For now, feel free to outreach with Tiffany directly on LinkedIn, buy a print from her new store and enjoy the gallery on Instagram. Also, the article she mentions regarding sex and gender and its impact on health research can be found here.


Thanks again for listening in. Remember, I’m here to foster innovation through conversation. So if you’d like to continue this discussion or any topics previously discussed, join me at San Diego Tech Hub and go head first into the AllWebSD Group. It’s totally free. Just visit this link or click San Diego Tech Hub on the footer of AllWebSD.com. Thanks and Aloha!

Dear Gen Z

Dear Gen Z,

I hope this voicemail finds you well. Hey look…the reason why I’m calling today is because I wanted to speak to those of you who have logged off from this oversaturated tech world. I’m inspired by an article from The Guardian, which sheds light on a growing trend of young people who have consciously abandoned social media. 

I’m looking to simply understand. I’d like to understand what the positives are for saying sayonara to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. I could easily come up with reasons why I’d abandon it. Yes, I’ve thought about it multiple times and at minimum I’ve already removed most social media apps from my phone. Thanks Digital Minimalism. And as a young father squinting at the ingredients list of these digital jelly beans, it extends my curiosity. Furthermore, I’m looking to forecast alongside you on what the world may look like as we move forward with our pocket-sized super computers.

Let it be known that this channel is a safe space, not dependent on any social media metric such as likes, follows or comments. It is very much dependent on you and your sincerity throughout. So if you have a few minutes, and would like to go on the record to speak of a topic which may be corollary to mental health, cyber bullying, privacy and more, please don’t hesitate to give me a buzz.

Thanks and Aloha.



Thanks again for listening in. Remember, I’m here to foster innovation through conversation. So if you’d like to continue this discussion or any topics previously discussed, join me at San Diego Tech Hub and go head first into the AllWebSD Group. It’s totally free. Just visit this link or click San Diego Tech Hub on the footer of AllWebSD.com. Thanks and Aloha!

Meet Well IQ

Introduction

Meet Peter Harnish, San Diego resident and CEO of Well IQ. I’ve known him professionally as a Technology Manager, eCommerce Architect (hello Sony Style) but more importantly, he’s an old friend. And in this discussion, I wanted to steal a few short minutes to deconstruct Well IQ – the accessible survey platform which strengthens patient and provider relationships.



Highlights

  • What is Well IQ and what compelled you to move forward with this initiative?
  • How long has your service been available to the market?
  • Unpack this statement for me: Well iQ is a real-time feedback platform designed to improve patient-provider relationships and patient satisfaction.
  • What kind of feedback is deemed necessary for your ecosystem? It looks like this is the centerpiece between provider, patient and family.
  • PointClickCare – tell me about them?
  • A DOT ORG vs. A DOT COM – interesting, why?!

Conclusion

Check Well IQ out on their website, or feel free to reach out to Peter directly by email, peter@welliq.org for more details.


Thanks again for listening in. Remember, I’m here to foster innovation through conversation. So if you’d like to continue this discussion or any topics previously discussed, join me at San Diego Tech Hub and go head first into the AllWebSD Group. It’s totally free. Just visit this link or click San Diego Tech Hub on the footer of AllWebSD.com. Thanks and Aloha!