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Do you know what you’re designing for?

The world is rapidly changing. Do you realize what is happening around you? Do you understand the context in which the products and services you help to create will be used, reused, and repurposed? Ecosystems are paradigms are shifting so dramatically that the research you do at the beginning of a project may no longer [Keep Reading…]

My high school computer science homework

As some of you may know, I was computer scientist before I was a user experience designer. Because I was always on the computer, I was persuaded by an 8th grade teacher to enroll in the one high school computer science class when I entered the 9th grade, and I loved it so much that [Keep Reading…]

Some early posts that deserve more traffic

I hit 250 posts the other day after 13 months of writing this blog. Looking back on some of the earlier posts, I found a few that I really liked but barely got any traffic. There were only 5 people reading my blog then (I love them), so I thought that maybe there would be [Keep Reading…]

From the Archive: Changing Majors

The Google 2001 search engine inspired me to use the Internet Archive to find my old Carnegie Mellon student website. The furthest instance back had links to my Fall 2001 class schedule (first semester sophomore year), my “résumé in its entirety” and a real gem — a manifesto I wrote on why I had decided [Keep Reading…]

From the Archive: Interview with The Baltimore Sun

In honor of their 10th birthday, Google has brought back their oldest available index, from 2001. I decided to search for myself to see what I was up to back then. I found a few things that I’ll post here on the blog. Below is a hilarious article that I had completely forgotten about. The [Keep Reading…]