Based in New York, I'm a designer with a love for technology, electronic music, video games, math, and programming. Currently, I'm a mobile designer at Foursquare. I post about my work and my inspiration. View my professional portfolio at courtneyetc.com.
Bastion’s artwork is beautiful, and the port to iPad is so well executed.

Bastion’s artwork is beautiful, and the port to iPad is so well executed.

Our own Zack Davenport (@mrdavenport) did these beautiful landscape illustrations for the app recently.

Our own Zack Davenport (@mrdavenport) did these beautiful landscape illustrations for the app recently.

Tim Reynolds’s (@turnislefthome) 3D illustrations bring me back to Myst/Sonic 3D days. Love. 

(Source: turnislefthome.com)

A place I call home (at Bushwick Inlet Park)

A place I call home (at Bushwick Inlet Park)

Purity Ring (at Webster Hall)

Purity Ring (at Webster Hall)

First time here (at Guggenheim Museum)

First time here (at Guggenheim Museum)

Getting away from the screens

Getting away from the screens

Foursquare recently released an iteration of our check in flow. In addition to making checking in feel faster, we wanted to make the check-in feel more about location visually; the map is meant to make checking in appear as if you’re placing yourself on it.
We also removed a large inline tap target to the venue page. Collecting qualitative data from previous iterations of this flow, we found that people unintentionally clicked this tap target, thinking it was the next step in the check in flow.
Because super users sometimes use the check in flow to access venue information without checking in, we still wanted to leave the venue navigation functionality intact. Instead of a tap target inline, however, the venue title in the navigation bar now taps through to the venue page for people who want to use the check in flow this way, without distracting from the task of checking in.

Foursquare recently released an iteration of our check in flow. In addition to making checking in feel faster, we wanted to make the check-in feel more about location visually; the map is meant to make checking in appear as if you’re placing yourself on it.

We also removed a large inline tap target to the venue page. Collecting qualitative data from previous iterations of this flow, we found that people unintentionally clicked this tap target, thinking it was the next step in the check in flow.

Because super users sometimes use the check in flow to access venue information without checking in, we still wanted to leave the venue navigation functionality intact. Instead of a tap target inline, however, the venue title in the navigation bar now taps through to the venue page for people who want to use the check in flow this way, without distracting from the task of checking in.