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My DIY UX talk is featured in InformationWeek

Many thanks go to Allen Stern of CenterNetworks for covering my DIY UX presentation in the InformationWeek blog. He was in attendance when I gave the talk to about 25 people at the NYC Customer Development Process Meetup last week. Read his article: DIY Usability For Startups I will be giving the presentation again at [Keep Reading…]

SeamlessWeb Mobile Site: Easy to Use, But Impossible to Order

Usablenet is responsible for some of the most easy to use mobile websites your smartphones can find. They chose a good company name. Their platform powers mobile sites such as JetBlue and Northwest Airlines, Amtrak and NJ Transit, Hilton Hotels, 1800Flowers, and dozens of other sites you’d be surprised to hear. Just point your mobile [Keep Reading…]

IxDA NYC: Todd Zaki Warfel’s Prototyping for UX Practitioners

On August 13, the venerable Todd Zaki Warfel of Messagefirst gave a great talk on prototyping (on which he is the premier speaker) at the monthly IxDA NYC event. His energy and engaging style really got the crowd pumped up. We even did a group exercise towards the end of the evening. My Twitter notes [Keep Reading…]

The Flawed Dining Experience at Hill Country

The food is great. The atmosphere is great. The dining experience is so poorly thought out it boggles the mind. Hill Country Barbecue needs a redesign. After winding through a maze and squeezing between seat-backs, you get seated at your table. A sweet lady comes to take your drink order and explains the “barbecue market” [Keep Reading…]

Help me celebrate my 1st year of self-employment

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since I quit my full-time job to give independent consulting a try. In a nutshell, it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I plan on writing a longer post to wrap up the year, but in the meantime I wanted to invite you all [Keep Reading…]

Get a 15% discount to DelveUI in NYC

I’m very excited to be attending DelveUI on August 5-6 in NYC, and even more excited that I get to give away a 15% discount on the $595 registration fee to the first 15 people to comment on this post. Delve:UI – A 2-Day Masterclass on Designing User Interfaces August 5-6, 2009 (Wed-Thurs), 8am-6:30pm 13 [Keep Reading…]

Ultra Light User Experience

A couple months ago Graham Lawlor asked me to be on the July panel for Ultra Light Startups, a group of entrepreneurs who collaborate to help each other launch startups quicker and cheaper. Their events have a unique format. As Graham describes it, “The first hour is ‘introductions by elevator pitch’ where people give a [Keep Reading…]