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What REALLY happened during the IA Summit (#IAS09)

To discover what we were really talking about during IA Summit 2009, Damon Herren used Wordle to create a word cloud visualization from all of the tweets containing the hashtag #IAS09. And what’s smack dab in the middle? Me! I know I tweet up a storm when I’m at conferences, but the @ prefacing my [Keep Reading…]

Photo of the day: No breastfeeding

Mike Dizon and I went out for lunch around New Work City one day. We walked past Pepe Rosso, a pasta take-out joint on Sullivan St. that Mike insists is the best around. So I poked my head in to take a look, and saw this sign hanging in the entrance: No breastfeeding in Pepe [Keep Reading…]

Digital Conversion PSA

On June 12, 2009, analog will die. The Digital TV Transition (DTV) website has everything you need to know about making the switch. There are no less than 50 pages of full text explaining how to painlessly prepare. A variety of downloadable PDFs are available to guide you through the converter box installation process. There’s [Keep Reading…]

Photo of the day: Unattended Kids

This one wasn’t exactly a submission (I asked for it), but like yesterday’s it was snapped by someone other than me — the luminous Andrew Hinton. While we were in Memphis for the IA Summit, Andrew was enjoying a meal at the Flying Fish when he spotted this sign. WE LOVE KIDS, BUT PLEASE KEEP [Keep Reading…]

April Fools jokes around the web — causing user pain?

Shockingly, a bunch of people really believed that I was putting my career as a user experience designer on hold in order to become a motivational speaker. But there have been much bigger jokes floating around the web today in honor of April Fools’ Day, some of which are cute and silly, and others of [Keep Reading…]

An important announcement for my 300th post

It has been almost 15 months since I started this blog. When I started it, I felt like I had plateaued in my career and needed the next uphill climb. Since then I have come out of my shell, made a lot of friends in the user experience and greater tech communities here in NYC [Keep Reading…]

Photo of the day: Brick wall behind glass

Last year I was going somewhere on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when I passed the Paul Saini Deli on 95th Street and Columbus. In the first window were several shelves filled with an array of grocery products, pretty typical. But as I kept walking I saw there was a second window — and [Keep Reading…]