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Photo of the day: At the MIT Bookstore

Okay, so photos of the day. While I was at UIE’s UI13 conference in October, I took a gander through the MIT bookstore. When I stumbled upon these two geeky tees, I couldn’t help but snap a pic while no one was looking. I went to Carnegie Mellon a.k.a. Nerds ‘R’ Us and even we [Keep Reading...]

My favorite terms from The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit 2008 — Part 1

Today as I was cleaning up my desk, I found my old 2008 Page-A-Day Calendar of The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit. I used to have it on my desk at Liquidnet and got a huge kick out of lamenting a new bullshit term every day. The definitions are hilarious and merciless. Sometimes the terms were [Keep Reading...]

User Centered Design is now closed

Last year at IA Summit 2008, Jared Spool declared that it was time for us to retire the dogma of user-centered design, citing that the most effective design teams don’t follow a specific methodology, but instead have a whole toolbox of techniques and tricks to use when the time is right. Flip through his slides [Keep Reading...]

The User Experience Designer’s Anthem

One of my favorite songs popped up on Pandora tonight. Singing along as I have hundreds of times before, I heard something new in it for the first time. I now declare it The User Experience Designer’s Anthem. I’m convinced it was written for us. A love letter to our users. “Fix You” by Coldplay [Keep Reading...]

Personas in the 2008 Presidental Election

I’ve talked before about how designers use personas to capture user needs, behaviors and motivations. If you were ever wondering how those insights help guide the product design, this pretty much says it all: [via gregoire] Questions?

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The User Experience Relationship

Last week a co-worker forwarded these images on the differences in how people communicate to the customer based on their role, e.g., marketing vs. advertising vs. branding. I thought the design one was pretty clever, but of course I had to add my own for user experience. For user experience designers, it isn’t about us. [Keep Reading...]