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Redesigning the boxee experience

It’s been a few weeks in the making, but today boxee announced that they’ve hired me to help redesign their user experience from the ground up. If you haven’t heard of boxee, where have you been hiding? They’ve been in the top 10 trending topics on Twitter for the past month. They’re blowing up the [Keep Reading...]

Class Schedule for MFA in Interaction Design at SVA

A couple weeks ago I told you about the super awesome new MFA in Interaction Design program launching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City next fall. The first-year schedule is now public! Take a look… SEMESTER ONE, FALL 2009 Monday 2:00-4:50PM Strategic Innovation in Product/Service Design Monday 6:00-8:50PM Interaction Design Fundamentals [Keep Reading...]

Congrats to the winners of Mashable’s 2008 Open Web Awards

The winners of Mashable’s 2008 Open Web Awards were announced today. Congratulations to everyone! Mainstream & Large Scale Social Networks Winner: Netlog Runner-up: Platinum Lounge Embeddable Widgets Winner: Qoof Runner-up: Sprout Blog Plugins Winner: ShareThis Runner-up: AddThis Social News Winner: Help a Reporter Out Runner-up: Hubdub Social Networking Applications Winner: Artition Runner-up: Digsby Social Bookmarking [Keep Reading...]

I’ll be on Jeffrey Zeldman’s panel at SXSW 2009

The supremely awesome Jeffrey Zeldman of Happy Cog surprised me the other day by asking me to be on his panel, “From Freelance to Agency: Start Small, Stay Small” at the 2009 SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX. The other panelists will include content strategist extraordinaire Kristina Halvorson and acclaimed magazine designer Roger Black (with [Keep Reading...]

Nate Westheimer is the next organizer of NY Tech Meetup

Here are the results of the 2008 election for the next organizer of the NY Tech Meetup: A big congratulations to Nate Westheimer for his landslide victory. And a loving kudos to my friends Sanford Dickert and Oz Sultan for all their efforts. Can’t wait to see what Nate will do in the new year.

“Using Mental Models for Tactics and Strategy” webinar with Indi Young

Do you know about the new webinar series co-produced by Rosenfeld Media and Smart Experience called Future Practice? It’s a great new series with some of the best voices in user experience talking about how they see best practices turning into next practices. The first webinar was “Modern Web Form Design with Luke Wroblewski” and [Keep Reading...]

Get Satisfaction is now on Pleasure and Pain (and vice versa)

I get enormous pleasure out of writing this blog, but I don’t do it just to sermonize. This blog is for you, anyone out there interested in the broad topic of user experience — whether you’ve never heard it before or practice it every day. Since I always want to make this space better, involve [Keep Reading...]