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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...]

Video of Dan Saffer’s talk “Tap is the New Click” at IxDA NYC

In September, I posted my notes from Dan Saffer‘s fantastic talk “Tap is the New Click” at the monthly IxDA NYC event. R/GA, the hosts, filmed and edited a video of the presentation, which has now been made available on Vimeo. If you are interested in gestural interfaces or designing kiosks, tablets, or any non-keyboard-and-mouse [Keep Reading...]

boxee now in public alpha

So you know I’m the UX consultant for boxee, right? Well they’ve been in private, invite-only alpha since June, and already they have 200,000 users. Today at CES they announced a new version available to the public. That means you no longer need an invite to get in. With the new version comes a bunch [Keep Reading...]

Redesigning the boxee experience

It’s been a few weeks in the making, but today boxee announced that they’ve hired me to help redesign their user experience from the ground up. If you haven’t heard of boxee, where have you been hiding? They’ve been in the top 10 trending topics on Twitter for the past month. They’re blowing up the [Keep Reading...]

My UX Bookshelf featured in Usability News

Thanks to Joanna Bawa, editor, for featuring my UX Bookshelf on Usability News. They linked to my list of The 10 Best Books on User Experience on Flashlight Worthy Books. Thanks to John Yamasaki for pointing it out.

My UX Bookshelf on Flashlight Worthy Books

In July I posted the books on my UX bookshelf. Then a couple months ago I received an email from Peter Steinberg, a product development guy with a lot of cool experience who reads and enjoys this little blog. He recently launched a site called Flashlight Worthy — a hand-picked book recommendation site — and [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...]