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The Power of Gaming

The Power of Gaming

Last night I went to the City Arts talk, The Power of Gaming with Jane McGonigal. You may or may not already be familiar with her.  She did the TED talk about how gaming can make a better world.  This later spawned, Gameful, which is the online headquarters for people who want to make a better wor ...
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[Experiment] Illustrating Characters

[Experiment] Illustrating Characters

I had always admired my friend, Miki Pierre, and her ability to illustrate characters of any variety.  Take a look at her work on her site and you can see it for yourself.  Recently, I've decided to start trying my hand at doing some of my illustration.  I'm fairly new to this so I went to Google ...
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[Repost] 2011 in Review: Patents Misused to Stifle Innovation

[Repost] 2011 in Review: Patents Misused to Stifle Innovation

2011 in Review: Patents Misused to Stifle Innovation (via EFF)patent,patent troll,Federal Circuit,patentable subject,app developers,bad patents,subject matter,Supreme Court,predatory patent trolls,business method patents,patentable subject matter,abstract subject matter,robust new procedures,breast ...
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If Travel Worked Like Health Care

If Travel Worked Like Health Care

This video beautifully illustrates the importance of designing a service from end to end with the end user (ie customer) in mind. ...
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[REPOST] Jobs & Leadership in the Valley

[REPOST] Jobs & Leadership in the Valley

Utilizing a new tool, Repost.us to repost articles of interest. This one comes from "Silicon Valley Watcher".It highlights some great quotes from Steve Jobs and puts out a call to the new leaders of the valley to step up. ...
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How I landed in UX: My defining moment

How I landed in UX: My defining moment

I wrote most of this back in April. I returned to it today and thought I'd finish it out.This weekend I am buried in a seminar on how to be a more engaging public speaker. Most of us fear public speaking. We fear being embarrassed in front of crowds or not being seen as credible in what we are talki ...
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Why Steve Jobs Quitting Will Spark a Sell Off

Why Steve Jobs Quitting Will Spark a Sell Off

Let me start this post with a caveat, I am not a financial advisor.That said, both Mashable & Techcrunch (amongst others at time of this writing) have recently announced that Steve Jobs has resigned. This has sent shock waves through the social web as people one by one found out that the "Oracle" ha ...
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Big D: Mobile Design at the Speed of Thought

Big D: Mobile Design at the Speed of Thought

Another live blogging post from the Big Design Conference.We don’t think about it as it’s second to what we do. I design something then I create this document then it’s huge and I have to condense it and then the client has to extract it then there might be problems and he has to go through al ...
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Big D: Alphabet Soup: Skills Development

Big D: Alphabet Soup: Skills Development

Here's my notes from the Big Design Conference's Alphabet Soup talk put on by Joe Dyer. This is rapid fire note taking during a conference so please forgive my spelling and grammatical errors. Enjoy!----------------------There’s a few different types of people. Those who are very focused. The jack ...
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Addictions: Glitch

Addictions: Glitch

Categories Gaming
Glitch by Tiny Speck is the latest game, currently in beta, to capture my attention and much of my time. Trailer below: I first learned about Glitch through my friend, Shelly Bowman, after sign up I immediately fell in love with this cute little browser based massive multi-player game. You can ...
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