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[ YouTube Video] Seth Godin on Failing Until You Succeed

[ YouTube Video] Seth Godin on Failing Until You Succeed

I love exploring what's happening in business today.  So much of the business world influences most of what's happening around the world. Today I checked out, "Seth Godin on Failing Until You Succeed" from Entrepreneur Magazine."Is your boss or client asking you to solve interesting problems, then ...
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Your Help Is Hurting

Your Help Is Hurting

A friend posted this link to a Forbes article about how philanthropy tends to hurt rather than help. The basic premise can be summarize in this quote below:"When you try to help, you try to give things, you start to have the consequences. There’s an author Bob Lupton, who really nails it when he s ...
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IDEA (not so live blog post): Ubiquitous IA – Peter Morville

IDEA (not so live blog post): Ubiquitous IA – Peter Morville

Peter began IDEA 2010 with a very pointed question: "What is this conference? (UX? or IA?) Do we care?" It's a question that has been a repeated one within the UX community. Here's my notes below.He pointed out, "It's really two ways of looking at the same thing." Diversity creates value. We need CE ...
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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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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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Summary of the Whole Not Parts

Summary of the Whole Not Parts

I've found lately when I have interviewed for Mobile UX positions that I find I cannot answer "What's your favorite mobile app and why?" without including the whole experience. Truth is I don't know that I have a favorite mobile app because I view my phone as a place to get things done on the go. I ...
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My Thoughts on Startup Weekend

My Thoughts on Startup Weekend

I had four main goals walking into startup weekend:1) Research - The last time I was a part of a startup was in 1998 during the Dot Com boom. It was a great time to be a part of a startup. I had missed the energy of one and was curious to see what people are doing and if that energy ...
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IDEA – The Best is the Enemy of Good: Magic & Design

IDEA – The Best is the Enemy of Good: Magic & Design

Reed and Jared did an absolutely fabulous job with this very pointed talk about the similarities between magic and design. Reed (Jared Spool's son) entered the stage nervous, or so he made you believe. It was perfect as you related to him appearing vulnerable. He then put on a superior performance b ...
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Censoring Craigslist

Censoring Craigslist

This is a quick and dirty post meant to capture some quick thoughts about Craigslist pulling down their Adult Services section.Fact Company recently posted about Craigslist going to Washington. The article points out:Civil litigators have been considering class action lawsuits on behalf of minors wh ...
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UX Video of the Week: Singing the Body Electric

UX Video of the Week: Singing the Body Electric

Fabio Sergio (frog design) talks about some fascinating (albeit uncomfortable) future scenarios. What will it be like when your body is a node in the network? (Frontiers of Interaction V.)With the latest in technology it could change the way we live, hear, and interact with the world around us. Ever ...
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