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A Book Apart: Empowering Fuzzy Teams in 100 Pages or Less

On Sunday, I reread Jeremy Keith‘s HTML5 for Web Designers, from cover to cover, on the plane to An Event Apart San Diego. I first read it when it arrived on my doorstep in July, but I am in a different mindset now — beginning a new product adventure — and I wanted to refresh [Keep Reading…]

Loosecubes and the future of work

In August 2005, I formed an LLC and started doing freelance work on the side of my full-time job. In August 2008, I quit my full-time job to pursue independent consulting and self-employment. In November 2008, I became one of the first members of New Work City and started growing my career through the coworking [Keep Reading…]

Whit Hour – Week 19

Thank you so much to the ~26 people who showed up for the nineteenth week of Whit Hour — my weekly one-hour video chat to answer any and all of your questions about user experience, consulting, and whatever else you throw at me. Tune in every Monday night from 10-11pm Eastern Time at http://www.livestream.com/whithour. Whit [Keep Reading…]

Whit Hour – Week 18

Thank you so much to the ~22 people who showed up for the eighteenth week of Whit Hour — my weekly one-hour video chat to answer any and all of your questions about user experience, consulting, and whatever else you throw at me. Tune in every Monday night from 10-11pm Eastern Time at http://www.livestream.com/whithour. Whit [Keep Reading…]

See me speak at Web 2.0 Expo NY

I’ll be giving my DIY UX talk at Web 2.0 Expo NY tomorrow morning (session page), and later will be leading a conversation session on The Value of UX for Startups. If you see me in the halls of the Sheridan today, tomorrow or Thursday, be sure to say hi. I always love meeting new [Keep Reading…]

Scientific American redesign by Happy Cog has launched

Wednesday the new ScientificAmerican.com went live. Happy Cog worked on the website redesign, while Roger Black Studios worked on a redesign of the print publication. As the user experience designer on the project, I had the immense pleasure of working alongside visual designer Mike Pick, front-end developer Tim Murtaugh, project manager Robb Rice, and executive [Keep Reading…]

I’m teaching a Girl Develop IT class!

My dear friend and “girl developer” Sara Chipps has been making waves in the tech community with her new initiative Girl Develop IT. Recently featured on ReadWriteWeb, Girl Develop IT strives to narrow the gender divide in tech by offering an extremely low-cost series of classes on programming to women who want to build their [Keep Reading…]