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SxSW: One giant party

It has been a complete whirlwind two weeks and I’m finally starting to settle down (read: back on my couch). I went from SxSW Interactive in Austin, TX, straight to IA Summit in Memphis, TN, and somehow I got through it. It was my first time at SxSW and I had an absolute blast. The [Keep Reading...]

I’m Speaking at Pittsburgh Web Design Day

When I went to Pittsburgh in October for Carnegie Mellon Homecoming to see the reunion of my friend Joanna‘s band, I had the pleasure of finally meeting my Twitter pal G. Jason Head. Jason is a front-end web developer and runs Refresh Pittsburgh. He’s also putting together the first-ever Pittsburgh Web Design Day — “a [Keep Reading...]

I’ll be speaking at IA Summit 2009 in Memphis

Another wildly overdue announcement (well I mentioned it on Twitter, but not here on the blog): My submission to the business/strategy/management track of IA Summit 2009 was accepted! I’m scared shitless and never expected it to be accepted, but I can’t wait to make it happen. The talk is titled, “Evangelizing Yourself: You can’t change [Keep Reading...]

I have joined the UXnet board of directors

In mid-December, the venerable Lou Rosenfeld asked me if I would join the UXnet board of directors. Saying no to Lou would have been wildly foolish. After all, he literally wrote the book on information architecture. Initially published in February 1998, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, co-written with Peter Morville, is one of [Keep Reading...]

10 Most Common Misconceptions About User Experience Design

A couple months ago, the lovely Sharon Feder asked me if I would be interested in being a guest writer for Mashable. As I’m sure you can imagine, I jumped at the chance. I’ve been a fan of Mashable for a long, long time and kind of always hoped I’d get to write for them. [Keep Reading...]

I’ll be speaking at An Event Apart 2009

On January 1st, the 2009 lineup for An Event Apart: The Design Conference For People Who Make Websites was made public. AEA is run by Jeffrey Zeldman and Eric Meyer, the creators of A List Apart and pioneers in the web standards movement. AEA is a two-day one-track conference in four cities throughout the year. [Keep Reading...]

My UX Bookshelf featured in Usability News

Thanks to Joanna Bawa, editor, for featuring my UX Bookshelf on Usability News. They linked to my list of The 10 Best Books on User Experience on Flashlight Worthy Books. Thanks to John Yamasaki for pointing it out.