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Do you know what you’re designing for?

The world is rapidly changing. Do you realize what is happening around you? Do you understand the context in which the products and services you help to create will be used, reused, and repurposed? Ecosystems are paradigms are shifting so dramatically that the research you do at the beginning of a project may no longer [Keep Reading…]

Gel conference videos now online

Not everyone has the chance to attend Gel — it’s pricey and not directly related to the work we do so it can be hard to justify to managers who control your professional development budget. It’s billed as an “inspirational” conference similar to TED, but with a specific focus: creating good experiences (Gel stands for [Keep Reading…]

boxee now in public alpha

So you know I’m the UX consultant for boxee, right? Well they’ve been in private, invite-only alpha since June, and already they have 200,000 users. Today at CES they announced a new version available to the public. That means you no longer need an invite to get in. With the new version comes a bunch [Keep Reading…]

Redesigning the boxee experience

It’s been a few weeks in the making, but today boxee announced that they’ve hired me to help redesign their user experience from the ground up. If you haven’t heard of boxee, where have you been hiding? They’ve been in the top 10 trending topics on Twitter for the past month. They’re blowing up the [Keep Reading…]

How Twitter has changed my life

Sometimes Twitter comes up in conversation with my friends and family that don’t work in technology. I never actually bring it up because I know that it’ll require an hour plus of explanation or discussion, at the end of which they’ll think I’m crazy, nerdy or just plain bored. But every now and then someone [Keep Reading…]

Group Video Chat: A Usability Evaluation

Back in January when I started this whole “getting to know the community” thing, I met a couple guys named @matto and @snook, a.k.a. Matthew Oliphant and Jonathan Snook respectively. Matthew had been following me based on David Armano‘s recommendation, and I had followed him back because, well, I basically didn’t know anybody on Twitter. [Keep Reading…]

Flickr introduces video

Flickr announced today that they are now offering video. Now when you log in to Flickr, this is what you see: Before I go any further, I have to admit that while I watch a lot of video online, I don’t post much video online. Aside from helping my mom post her videos to YouTube, [Keep Reading…]