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A Hippocratic Oath for User Experience Designers

I have made some slight adjustments to the Hippocratic Oath, the ethical code of conduct for medical doctors, in order to serve as a vow for user experience practitioners. Please join me in reciting this oath and pledging to uphold the principles defined herein. The UX Hippocratic Oath I swear to fulfill, to the best [Keep Reading...]

Seeking All Independent User Experience Professionals in NYC

Yesterday Lis Hubert and I got together at New Work City to talk about the ins and outs of being self-employed user experience designers. We realized that between the two of us we can count the number of indie UXers we know in NYC on one hand. Given how much networking we both do, it [Keep Reading...]

IA Summit 2009: A functional family reunion

Families fight. When you share that much time with the same people, and put your faith in them, and share a common history, and become reliant on one another’s successes, it’s very easy to feel disappointed and confused and argumentative when things don’t seem to be going right. But ultimately what allows you to express [Keep Reading...]

Answering Your Questions

I check my blog analytics pretty regularly. I like to know how many people are visiting, coming from where, for how long, reading what, etc. My keyword activity, the search terms that lead people to my blog, is particularly interesting and hilarious. I realize that I have a sultry blog title, and as a result [Keep Reading...]

Photo of the day: But if you teach me to organize…

A few months ago I was walking down the street in TriBeCa and noticed this amazing poster in a window on Hudson Street. I didn’t have my camera with me so I sent a triptych-tweet with the words instead. If you give me a fish you have fed me for a day. If you teach [Keep Reading...]

IxDA Interaction 09: Day 3

My Twitter notes from Interaction 09 Day 3 — Sunday, February 8, 2009 — are below. I have gathered my tweets from Day 1 and Day 2 in other posts. Keynote: How to Change Complicated Stuff (e.g., the World) by Marc Rettig I’m Twittering from the last day of @interaction09 http://interaction09.ixda.org/ thanks to @boxesandarrows http://boxesandarrows.com [Keep Reading...]

IxDA Interaction 09: Day 2

My Twitter notes from Interaction 09 Day 2 — Saturday, February 7, 2009 — are below. I have gathered my tweets from Day 1 and Day 3 in other posts. Saturday Opening Remarks I’m Twittering from @interaction09 on behalf of the amazing @boxesandarrows. http://boxesandarrows.com @ebacon on the stage announcing the new @ixda board. @jdevylder is [Keep Reading...]