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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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Results Don’t Need a Name

Results Don’t Need a Name

I was thinking tonight as I prepared to go out for the evening that I have often struggled to define user experience and the benefits of it to the industry that creates experiences for a living, the gaming industry. User experience done well is often subtle and seamless. It's an experience a user ra ...
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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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Business Model Design at Mobile Startup Weekend

Business Model Design at Mobile Startup Weekend

This last week I met with Alex Osterwalder and about 7 others to review his new book, Business Model Generation and talk about how we are using it in our own practices. It was a fascinating conversation about business innovation and how designing business models can help.Inspired by the chat, I opte ...
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Language

Language

There was a time in my life when I didn't care for language. I felt that as long as I made my point who cares how I said it.Admittedly this thinking often found me and the party to whom I was speaking frustrated as I wouldn't make my point.Interestingly though, going through the thesis process and g ...
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Strategy by Design

Strategy by Design

In order to do a better job of developing, communicating, and pursuing a strategy, the head of Ideo says, you need to learn to think like a designer. Here's his five-point plan for how to make the leap.It's remarkable how often business strategy, the purpose of which is to direct action toward a des ...
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