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I am a stencil

This happened five months ago, and I was so stunned by the honor that I think I pushed it somewhere deep into my subconscious until now. In Search Patterns: Design for Discovery by Peter Morville and Jeffrey Callender, there are these cute people icons that accompany various illustrations throughout the book. There was so much [Keep Reading...]

Photo of the day: Brand Transparency

Headed back home from Heathrow Airport after a lovely vacation, I stopped at the Pret A Manger for a quick pre-flight bite. When I got to the cash register, I noticed this awesome sticker — concise, honest, and, best of all, empathetic. VAT NIGHTMARE We’re legally required to add on VAT when you eat in. [Keep Reading...]

Photo of the day: Back in 30 minutes

Time has always bothered me; I don’t really believe in it. It’s a human invention, a representation of reality. Now the passage of time, that’s something I can believe in. You can feel it. You can measure it. But it’s always, ALWAYS, relative to something else. Like when you’re in the train station waiting for [Keep Reading...]

My Happy Cog Avatar Has Arrived

I’ve been consulting for Happy Cog for a year and a half, but when this arrived in my inbox yesterday, I became a true Happy Cogger. Many thanks to Kevin Cornell for creating it. Everyone at Happy Cog has one of these cuties, and now I do, too. So what do you think…does it look [Keep Reading...]

Whit Hour – Week 3

Thank you so much to the 20 or so folks who showed up for the third 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. Sorry for the last-minute day change. I was stuck in [Keep Reading...]

Photo of the day: Time To Buy Cut-Rite

I was baking at my parents’ apartment recently and pulled out their wax paper to line a cookie sheet. When I tore some off, I noticed a message pierced into the paper that read “TIME TO BUY CUT-RITE.” They use a different brand than I do so I had never seen this before. The paper [Keep Reading...]

Photo of the day: Elevator in Use By Peabody Ducks

Talk about being on brand. The Peabody Hotel never misses a beat when it comes to their world-renowned ducks. This is the sign they put in front of the center elevator just before the March of the Ducks. It’s so freakin’ cute and something you’d never see anywhere else that I just had to share. [Keep Reading...]