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.
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.

I’d been wanting to make a terrarium, so we gave it a shot this weekend. They were astonishingly easy to create, even for someone without a green thumb (me).

The materials – pebbles, potting mix, charcoal, moss, plants, and mason jars – were easy to find and cost less than $50 to make six small terrariums. 

For the winter one, I used baking soda for snow. I cut a bit off our christmas tree, coated it with water, and sprinkled baking soda over it to make the baking soda stick like newly fallen snow.