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SXSW Interactive: Never As Good As the First Time

I’m behind on summing up my thoughts on this year’s SXSW Interactive. A lot of people have panned the conference, saying “SXSW sucks,” “SXSW is dead,” and more constructively, “the conference isn’t that good.” Fast Company called the keynote with Twitter co-founder and CEO Evan Williams, “the most horrifically devastating keynote presentation in SXSW history,” [Keep Reading…]

Around the World in 80 Days

In thinking about my upcoming travel schedule, the classic French adventure novel Around the World in 80 Days (Le tour du monde en 80 jours) popped into my head. Then I quickly looked at the calendar and counted the days – exactly 80 days from today. I have a few upcoming speaking engagements, a couple [Keep Reading…]

The Excellence better known as Interaction10 #ixd10

I just got home from Savannah last night, and I’m already missing everyone terribly. The four days I spent there at IxDA’s Interaction10, their third annual conference, was one of the best conference experiences I’ve ever had (and as you may know, I go to a lot of conferences!). Not only is Savannah a wonderfully [Keep Reading…]

A Q&A with the Speakers of UX London

I’m psyched to be hosting a workshop at UX London titled Creating a Culture of UX. To help promote the event, the fine folks at UX Booth posed a few questions to the UX London speakers. A Q&A with the speakers from UX London was published today. UX Booth will be updating the post as [Keep Reading…]

My notes from An Event Apart Chicago 2009

Earlier this week, I went into detail about my experience as a speaker at An Event Apart Boston and Chicago 2009. Here are my Twitter notes from last week’s Chicago event. I had amazing time getting to hear design and development tips and inspiration from some of the most prominent speakers in the field. I [Keep Reading…]

DIY UX at An Event Apart Chicago 2009

Last Monday, October 12, 2009, I presented DIY UX: Give Your Users an Upgrade (without calling in a pro) to a sold out 500-person crowd at An Event Apart Chicago. DIY UX: Give Your Users an Upgrade (Without Calling In a Pro)   I gave this talk for the first time (minus a couple test [Keep Reading…]

See you at An Event Apart Chicago

I’m speaking at An Event Apart Chicago on October 12, 2009 On Sunday I’m off to one of my favorite cities to attend and speak at An Event Apart Chicago, being held on October 12-13. I’ll be presenting my talk titled DIY UX: Give Your Users an Upgrade (without calling in a pro), which I [Keep Reading…]