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Photo of the day: Ferry rates in 1743

Inside the bar at the Beekman Arms Inn in Rhinebeck, NY, we found this list of ferry rates between Newburgh and Fishkill from May 24, 1743. Notice the stuff that people were bringing aboard with them — horse or beast, calf or hogg [sic], sheep or lamb, pail of butter, bushell [sic] of salt or [Keep Reading...]

Photo of the day: HSBC’s Pleasure and Pain

Imagine my surprise when I walked into the Cathay Pacific terminal at JFK and saw this HSBC ad. Kismet! I’ve always enjoyed their Your Point of View airport campaign, but even with all of my travel I’d never seen this one before. Check out all of their ads. I wonder what the skycap thought when [Keep Reading...]

Hanging out at IxDA’s Interaction09

I arrived in rainy Vancouver late last night on Cathay Pacific’s once-a-day non-stop flight from JFK, along with Lou Rosenfeld, Peter March and Liz Danzico. I’m here to attend Interaction|09, the second annual conference organized by the Interaction Design Association a.k.a. IxDA. If you’re here and we haven’t met yet, please come over and say [Keep Reading...]

I’ll be speaking at IA Summit 2009 in Memphis

Another wildly overdue announcement (well I mentioned it on Twitter, but not here on the blog): My submission to the business/strategy/management track of IA Summit 2009 was accepted! I’m scared shitless and never expected it to be accepted, but I can’t wait to make it happen. The talk is titled, “Evangelizing Yourself: You can’t change [Keep Reading...]

I have joined the UXnet board of directors

In mid-December, the venerable Lou Rosenfeld asked me if I would join the UXnet board of directors. Saying no to Lou would have been wildly foolish. After all, he literally wrote the book on information architecture. Initially published in February 1998, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, co-written with Peter Morville, is one of [Keep Reading...]

NY Tech Meetup — February 2009

Last night was February’s NY Tech Meetup, the second month under new organizer Nate Westheimer. One of the major changes that Nate has made to the event so far is that the evening’s presenters have related products or services. This month’s theme was “Mobile Meets Social.” The presenters were: Peek Xtify viaPlace Coovents Mobile Commons [Keep Reading...]

10 Most Common Misconceptions About User Experience Design

A couple months ago, the lovely Sharon Feder asked me if I would be interested in being a guest writer for Mashable. As I’m sure you can imagine, I jumped at the chance. I’ve been a fan of Mashable for a long, long time and kind of always hoped I’d get to write for them. [Keep Reading...]