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Web 2.0 Expo NY: “10 Tips for Creative Environments” with Adaptive Path’s Bryan Mason and Sarah Nelson

The last session I attended on Thursday at Web 2.0 Expo NY was a talk by two members of Adaptive Path. Sarah Nelson is a design strategist and Bryan Mason is the former COO and currently a board member. My Twitter notes from the session: The Neo-Futurists: 30 plays in 60 minutes. 2-12 new plays [Keep Reading...]

UX Bookshelf

In the right sidebar of my blog I promote my UX Bookshelf. I use Amazon Associates just to get the smallest kickback (I’ve never actually made any money with this, but I’d like to!). The other day I noticed that they have a new carousel widget (released in April) that allows you to display up [Keep Reading...]

Google’s Design Principles

I owe you a proper recap of Leah Buley‘s earth-shattering presentation at the IA Summit, but because my computer battery had died and I was taking notes on paper, I’ve been lazy about typing it all up. In any case, one of the things she talked about was the importance of using Design Principles to [Keep Reading...]

IA Summit 2008 Opening Keynote: “Journey to the Center of Design” by Jared Spool

Jared Spool did the opening keynote presentation early this morning at IA Summit 2008. His talk, titled Journey to the Center of Design, was funny enough to keep us awake and provocative enough to keep us listening. He opened it up by flatly stating: “User-centered design has never worked.” He went on to talk about [Keep Reading...]

Design — Architect — Engineer

I’m talking about the verbs, not the nouns. To design. To architect. To engineer. These words are often conflated — a common source of despair for those of us in the related fields, misunderstood and misidentified. This issue has been tackled by many people far more seasoned and insightful than me. But if I may [Keep Reading...]

The value of personas

I’ve never been completely convinced that personas are a valuable design tool. And I think that’s because I’ve been confused all along. To me, personas are the total sum of silly names, stock photography and forced lists of likes and dislikes. The act of creating the personas is worthwhile because I solidify in my mind [Keep Reading...]