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The most accurate portrayal of User Experience Designers ever created

This is possibly my favorite 1 minute and 32 seconds in the history of moving images. I got shivers at the end. Please do yourself and everyone else a favor by taking the time to watch this now, then send it to everyone who has ever asked you what a user experience designer is. ILUVUXDESIGN [Keep Reading...]

Nationwide Insurance demonstrates user research with NationPam

As an independent consultant, I pitch my services a lot. I consider myself fortunate that I get the opportunity to chat with so many great companies (okay, and some not-so-great ones) about what user experience is and what value it could provide to their businesses. Without a doubt, the most difficult service for me to [Keep Reading...]

Email of the Week: I Do Software

Recently got this zinger in my inbox: Sorry if I find your site overwhelming. And I don’t want to be a UX designer. And I am too busy to blog or tweet. But I do software. So knowing about UX design is not an issue for me. That was the beginning. The rest was asking [Keep Reading...]

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I met a really nice guy at STC Summit named Eric Roberson [LinkedIn] [Twitter]. He attended my Evangelizing Yourself talk, and was apparently very moved by it (which moved me). The next day when I saw him in another session, he took out his phone to show me something he’d discovered earlier in the day. [Keep Reading...]

Bill Maher makes fun of Captcha’s poor usability

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m in love with Bill Maher. You might not agree with his politics, his ideology, or his bad language, but you’ve gotta admit that he has a knack for putting people in their place. At the end of each episode, Bill Maher gives his New Rules — [Keep Reading...]

Photo of the day: Makeshift Mailbox

Beard Papa claims to make the world’s best cream puffs, and they aren’t lying. Fortunately for the folks at New Work City, they have a location just around the corner. Unfortunately, it’s been “closed for maintenance” since November. I walked by recently and noticed a FedEx box labeled MAIL BOX taped to the outside of [Keep Reading...]

Photo of the day: Snowman Poop!

In honor of Wednesday’s near-blizzard in NYC, I wanted to share this winter treat with all of you. “You’ve been naughty, so here’s the scoop. You’re getting nothing but Snowman Poop!” A few months ago I was visiting my friend in Mystic, CT, and we went to B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill where they were selling [Keep Reading...]