Articles by Russ Blackburn

Russ BlackburnRuss Blackburn is a Raleigh, North Carolina based principal interaction designer with more than 20 years of experience in advertising and B2C marketing. He has a full range of graphic design experience, from highly complex e-commerce websites to simple, elegant print promotions.

Video Conference and Design During COVID Times

Screenshot of a video software showing the author and his child displaying her hand-colored art of Sponge Bob.

COVID-19 has resulted in creativity and design tasks moving from in-person communication and collaboration to home offices and dependency upon remote network connections. Common challenges from this shift in work include poor network performance, video problems, and difficulties in sharing and retrieving files. Russ Blackburn discusses these and other issues and how design teams at Red Hat managed through these obstacles by using various online communication and collaboration tools. [Read More]