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I was rummaging around in some old files today when I came across the original pitch decks for Circa. One in particular was a trip down memory lane: the deck that we put together showing how the app worked for our investors. The deck was dated July 2012, and it would precede our launch by about 3 months. Ultimately you’ll need to have some familiarity with what Circa was to really understand some of this. A few of the things depicted here in the app design actually never made it into the app, and I’ll explain a bit about that as we go on. But without further ado: We were sort of obsessed with this page curl look, so it stuck. One interesting little tidbit…I was really looking for an authentic newspaper page edge look so we actually snagged a San Francisco Chronicle, scanned it in, then made vectors out…

Thinking through remedies for the always-on, always-communicating world. About the author:Hi. I’m Matt Galligan, aproduct design & strategy consultant that previously co-founded three startups: Circa, SimpleGeo, and Socialthing. Author’s Note: This post is now out of date. About five months after I wrote this Slack introduced a Do Not Disturb feature that is in many ways identical to what I’d proposed in this post (save for a some design differences). But you may still find it a valuable read about thinking through product problems and solutions. Enjoy! Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year you’ve probably heard of the rocket ship of a company called Slack. They’ve been hailed as the savior of communication within companies and often the destroyer of email. Slack replaces asynchronous communication like email with the synchronous variety, known to most as “chat.” This is a rather pared down way of describing…