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Design Principles: The Philosophy of UX

On Monday, I had the honor and privilege of presenting a new talk at An Event Apart Boston 2011, titled Design Principles: The Philosophy of UX. This is my third year speaking at AEA and it never gets less exhilarating — and terrifying! Design Principles: The Philosophy of UX View more presentations from Whitney Hess. [Keep Reading...]

I’m speaking at Interlink Conference 2011 in Vancouver, and you should come

I have the distinct pleasure of speaking at the first ever Interlink Conference in Vancouver, Canada on June 2-4, along with a stellar lineup of people I can’t even believe I’m included with: Samantha Warren, Steve Fisher, Gavin Elliott, Jonathan Snook, Brian Hoff, Ethan Dunham, Frank Chimero, Patrick Lauke, Meagan Fisher, Simon Collison, Sarah Parmenter, [Keep Reading...]

My SXSW Core Conversation: “Breaking Taboos: Pros Get Real About Money Matters”

Money is a topic that most people dance around because they don’t want to be rude, or tacky, or misunderstood. But if we avoid talking about it, we avoid learning a very essential part of our business and our industry. In order to thrive as a professional community, we need to have a strong handle [Keep Reading...]

Where is Whitney in 2011?

I thought I did a lot of traveling last year, but what I’ve got planned for 2011 already blows 2010 out of the water. There are 10 cities on the itinerary so far, and I’m sure there will be more to come. It’s exhausting when I stop to think about it, but then I remember [Keep Reading...]

Whit Hour – Week 21

Thank you so much to the ~28 people who showed up for the twenty-first week of Whit Hour — my weekly one-hour video chat to answer any and all of your questions about user experience, consulting, and whatever else you throw at me. Tune in every Monday night from 10-11pm Eastern Time at http://www.livestream.com/whithour. Whit [Keep Reading...]

Whit Hour – Week 18

Thank you so much to the ~22 people who showed up for the eighteenth week of Whit Hour — my weekly one-hour video chat to answer any and all of your questions about user experience, consulting, and whatever else you throw at me. Tune in every Monday night from 10-11pm Eastern Time at http://www.livestream.com/whithour. Whit [Keep Reading...]

See me speak at Web 2.0 Expo NY

I’ll be giving my DIY UX talk at Web 2.0 Expo NY tomorrow morning (session page), and later will be leading a conversation session on The Value of UX for Startups. If you see me in the halls of the Sheridan today, tomorrow or Thursday, be sure to say hi. I always love meeting new [Keep Reading...]