É. Urcades

Long Interfaces


About Me:

I'm an optimistic interface designer interested in
making infrastructure more easy, beautiful, and fun.

Recent Works:

Previously, I've worked for
IBM, Tumblr, Samara, and others.
Prior to working with software,
I was an industrial designer.
This is important.

CV.pdf (summary),
Database (comprehensive),
Sketching (gestural),

Ongoing Personal Research:

New Computation, Contemporary Dwelling,
Climate Adaptation, Political Software,
Maybe clothing, New Infrastructure,
Technological diffusion, New Bodies, etc.

Case Studies:

  1. From-scratch Crypto-mapping UX WIP 2017
  2. Tumblr 2 WIP 2017
  3. Tumblr: Various Works WIP 2016
  4. IBM Community Radio WIP 2015


  1. NCWG RFC 001 2019
  2. New American Interfaces (Outline 1) 2019
  3. My Grandmother's Operating System 2019
  4. Knowledge Networks 2018
  5. New Computers 2017
  6. Personal Computer, Vending Machine 2017
  7. Reading Networks 2017

Closing thoughts:

More often than not, the most meaningful
human activity boils down to providing
support structure for one another.
In turn, the most meaningful “designed”
output is the infrastructural.