Honolulu/Toxic house/Tokyo Bookstore/Recipe

Place to visit in Honolulu

House to visit – 3300 Tantalus Dr, Honolulu, HI 96822

Hawaii Nature Center, 2131 Makiki Heights Dr, Honolulu, HI 96822


Herbal Gum Rinse

Toxic House?


Order your notebook

Stay at a Bookstore

Green Pepper Yaki-Bitashi Cooking


Mobile App: Design Principle from Paul Dourish

Design Principles:

  1. Computation is a medium.
  2. Meaning arises on multiple levels.
  3. Users, not designers, create and communicate meaning.
  4. Users, not designers, manage coupling.
  5. Embodied technologies participate in the world they represent.
  6. Embodied interaction turns action into meaning.


Not Related to Mobile App

New Bauhaus – American School of Design -> IIT Institute of Design

Josef Müller-Brockmann – international Typographic Style = Swiss Style

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe- Modernist Archtecture, ITS and Bauhaus?

Alternative to Adobe CC?

Is there alternative to Adobe CC?

Here is an assessment by Joel Lee on  article: The Best Ways to Open a PSD File Without Photoshop..

GIMP(free), runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux, can read PSD files.

Paint.NET + PSD Plugin (free and paid versions), Photopea Online Editor, XnView (Windows), IrfanView (Windows) are mainly use as an image viewer and converter.

If you want to view PSD file, use Google Drive; and if you want to convert PSD file to formats like JPG and PNG, use Go2Convert(free).

“Use Photoshop if you are a photographer.”

GIMP 2.10.0 (Release Notes) is here! I think it’s worth testing it out.

And there is Affinity Photo and Affinity Design.



Tools of Choices: Sketch and Axure, Sketch and InVision, InVision Studio

Sketch: Digital Design Tool Kit

Design your App in Sketch.

Actually, how designers use Sketch in Youtube was informative.

InVision Studio kills Sketch and Adobe XD?

Sketch->InVision->Craft (Plug In???): Prototyping

Axure: Expensive (free 30-day trial)



Alternative to Adobe and Other Tools

Affinity Photo  $49 Similar to Photoshop

Affinity Design  $49 Similar to Illustrator

ArtRage  $79?

Paint.net ?

Gimp open-source raster graphics editor – Similar to Photoshop

InkScape ?

Sketch for Mac  a tutorial $99 a proprietary vector graphics editor for Apple’s macOS
Sketch – Look at the CSS Attribute of feature to develop HTML and CSS.
Sketch Plugin – AutoPlugin-How to align center horizontally & vertically.

Webflow a tutorial – drag and drop tool built for designing websites

Squarespace – hosting?