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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...]

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...]

In 2008, You Changed Me

In the past year, my life has turned upside down. It was more than I ever wanted and everything I needed. And it happened because of all of the amazing people whom I just happened to cross paths with, whom I sought out, who sought me out, who were introduced to me, or whom I [Keep Reading...]

December Flickr Updates

Not sure if you’ve ever noticed, but there’s a My Photos link in the top nav of this blog that links to my Flickr account. Just spent some time organizing recently uploaded photos into sets. Here are some you might wanna check out: Fly on my window pane From the set: Fly on my window [Keep Reading...]

Sixth Photo Meme

Sometimes people do things for no reason other than to see the outcome. That’s what I think of memes. Someone gets a random ideas, follows through, and then convinces other people to reenact the randomness. Shelley Greenberg a.k.a. The Spotted Duck tagged me in a meme on her blog. This one is called the “sixth [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...]