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Business Cards and Twitter

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you can probably tell that I go to a lot of conferences and events. I love getting out and meeting new people, strengthening business contacts, and bonding with friends. Suffice it to say, I go through a lot of business cards. If we’ve ever met in [Keep Reading…]

Links from 10/15/2008 to 11/11/2008

Olbermann: Gay marriage is a question of love – Countdown with Keith Olbermann- msnbc.comOne of the most incredible things I've ever seen on national news. I couldn't agree more. 6 Reasons to Start CoworkingWritten for Mashable by Alex Hillman @alexknowshtml seven attributes of personal brand identityWhen mom said that I say things on Twitter that [Keep Reading…]

Mashable’s 2nd Annual Open Web Awards: NOMINATIONS OPEN!

Pleasure and Pain is proud to be a blog partner of Mashable‘s 2nd Annual Open Web Awards. This is a unique opportunity for the world’s best websites and services to be recognized for their accomplishments through an open voting system appearing on blogs all across the web. Nominations are now open! The 2nd Annual Open [Keep Reading…]

UI13: Scott Berkun’s “The Myths of Innovation: How to Lead Breakthrough Projects”

On Day 3 of UI13, I attended a full-day session by Scott Berkun on “The Myths of Innovation: How to Lead Breakthrough Projects.” Innovation is a word that gets thrown around the tech world haphazardly, so I was particularly interested to hear how Scott would legitimize the topic and discuss the ultimate value of forward-thinking. [Keep Reading…]

UI13: Kim Goodwin’s “Where Usability Meets Desirability: Goal-Directed Visual Interface Design”

I attended Jared Spool’s keynote “Journey to the Center of Design” on Day 2 of UI13, but since I had already live-tweeted it when I saw it at IA Summit 2008, I decided just to sit back and watch. In the afternoon, I attended Kim Goodwin‘s “Where Usability Meets Desirability: Goal-Directed Visual Interface Design”. My [Keep Reading…]

UI13: Dana Chisnell’s “Usability Testing in the Wild”

The second day of UI13 was a series of featured talks. I attended sessions by Dana Chisnell and Kim Goodwin, as well as the keynote by Jared Spool. Here are my Twitter notes on Dana’s session, “The Quick, the Cheap, and the Insightful: Conducting Usability Tests in the Wild”: What is usability testing? asked to [Keep Reading…]

UI13: Peter Merholz and Andrew Crow’s “Design Strategy and Planning”

This year Jared Spool‘s UIE put on its 13th User Interface conference. That is an incredible accomplishment for a practice that still feels so new. But Jared is a pioneer in the field; he’s been focused on product usability since 1988 (I was in the 1st grade!). Given UIE’s immense experience in the space, it [Keep Reading…]