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Who is Peter Kim’s mentor?

[This post is part of a series on Mentors and Heroes] Peter Kim is a senior partner at Dachis Corporation, and was previously an analyst at Forrester Research. His current startup, helping companies make social business design a reality, is funded by Austin Ventures. Follow him on Twitter @peterkim. Peter Kim’s mentor is… Jay Mulay, [Keep Reading…]

Mentors and Heroes

I grew up without any heroes. That’s a hard thing to admit. In the 5th grade when every kid had to stand up in front of the room and talk about his or her role model, I just made one up that would sound good. How is this possible? Even at that tender age, I [Keep Reading…]

My Interaction 09 recap on Boxes and Arrows

Interaction 09, IxDA’s 2nd annual conference, took place in Vancouver this year in early February. As usual, I live-Twittered most of the sessions and posted the tweets here on the blog: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3. The NY chapter of IxDA hosted an Interaction 09 recap event for those who were unable [Keep Reading…]

10 Most Common Misconceptions About User Experience Design — the presentation

In early January I wrote an article for Mashable titled “10 Most Common Misconceptions About User Experience Design” in which I asked 20 of the most prominent leaders in the user experience community what they think is the biggest misunderstanding about what we do. I was blown away by the response to the article — [Keep Reading…]

Improved “Freelance to Agency” podcast

We’ve not got a much clearer sounding podcast from our panel “From Freelance to Agency: Start Small, Stay Small,” which I participated in at SXSW. Now with significantly enhanced audio quality, courtesy of Zoomy.net’s Peter Richardson, here, for your consideration and pleasure, is the new! improved! audio recording of “From Freelance to Agency: Start Small, [Keep Reading…]

My presentation at IA Summit 2009: “Evangelizing Yourself”

At the IA Summit last year in Miami, the first that I attended, a few wonderful people encouraged me to submit a proposal for this year in Memphis. I was a total noob, and didn’t think it would be possible for me to be chosen to speak, but I decided to think of a topic [Keep Reading…]

SxSW: Our panel “From Freelance to Agency: Start Small, Stay Small”

A couple weeks ago I told you I was going to SxSW to participate in the panel “From Freelance to Agency: Start Small, Stay Small” with Roger Black and Kristina Halvorson, moderated by Jeffrey Zeldman. I was nervous as all hell, but I had an absolute blast on the panel and am thrilled by the [Keep Reading…]