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Press Mentions

It’s an honor to be asked to contribute my thoughts as a leader in user experience or to be featured for my work. Here are some select articles in which I have been mentioned.

If you are interested in interviewing me for a piece, I can be reached at [email protected]. Thank you.

HuffPost Live
HuffPost Live
March 21, 2014
The Taxi Ride That Changed My Life

Marketplace
Marketplace
February 1, 2013
Captcha-22: When online security hurts sales

Time Magazine
Time Magazine
January 30, 2013
Interview Your Customers for Product Feedback

TechCrunch
TechCrunch
May 22, 2012
Women At Kleiner Perkins: By The Numbers

The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post
April 19, 2012
Women Make Groups Smarter, But the Gender Disparity Remains

Forbes Magazine
Forbes Magazine
February 1, 2012
The Plain Numbers Of Women In Tech: A Look At Venture Capital

.net Magazine
.net Magazine
January 30, 2012
Startup slammed for copying 37signals

Core 77
Core77
January 25, 2012
WebVisions New York: Flexible Systems and Techniques for Better User Experiences

Webdesigner Depot
Webdesigner Depot
December 19, 2011
Web Design Predictions for 2012

The Next Web
The Next Web
December 16, 2011
The Future of Web Design

Electioneering at New York Tech Meetup
Observer.com’s BetaBeat
December 6, 2011
Electioneering at New York Tech Meetup

The Next Web
The Next Web
November 8, 2011
The Principles of Experience Design and 10 sites doing it right

New York Times
New York Times
August 27, 2011
Gofer Does Your Bidding, for a Price

BlogHer
BlogHer
May 3, 2011
Women in Tech: Whitney Hess, UX Designer


New York Times’ “You’re the Boss” Blog
January 24, 2011
This Week in Small Business: Hu, Health Care and Why We’re (Still) Not Hiring


Fortune / CNNMoney.com
October 14, 2010
Rated ugly: Will TV Everywhere free us from bad cable box menus?

Fortune / CNNMoney.com
May 20, 2010
Hey Facebook! Here’s your privacy redesign


Mashable
April 20, 2009
Social Media Hub: New York


CNET
March 27, 2009
Facebook, Google, and the data design disaster


New York Observer
April 2, 2009
Can Social Media for Social Change Reinvent Charity Work? Maybe!

New York Observer
January 12, 2009
It’s Geek to You, but Not to Them: Meet the Early Adopters

New York Observer
December 16, 2008
A 25-Year-Old Boy Wonder Wants to Make This a Tech Town

New York Observer
December 2, 2008
Superstar Avatars

 

Mentions with Boxee


ReadWriteWeb
March 25, 2009
An Inside Look Into Boxee’s Systematic UX Overhaul Process

One product with one of the hottest new interfaces available is the new Boxee Beta software which allows for streamlined local and Web media viewing. Whitney Hess is the user experience (UX) designer behind the framework of the Boxee interface, and recently on her blog Pleasure and Pain she described the systematic process she went through to design it.


New York Times
March 25, 2009
There’s Something About Boxee

Whitney Hess, a consultant for Boxee, who has been surveying testers of the service, revealed some of the changes the company would be making in its next version. High on the list were tighter controls over notifications and filters for sexually explicit content.


Contentinople
March 25, 2009
Boxee Adds Pandora, Announces New Hulu Workaround

In addition to giving an update on Boxee’s most recent additions to its platform — which is currently still in alpha testing — Ronen and Boxee user experience designer Whitney Hess provided a preview of what users can expect during the application’s beta release.


Technologizer
March 26, 2009
Boxee Gears Up For Beta Debut

8. A better user interface. I am of the opinion that the user interface of Boxee is a little clunky. The company has brought on board an user interface manager, Whitney Hess, which is in charge of giving the application a facelift. Unfortunately, they did not have the beta finished enough before the NYC meetup, so we didn’t get to see any mockups.


New York Observer
March 26, 2009
Boxee Brings Back Hulu; Plans on Being Released on a Device by 2010

Mr. Ronen and Whitney Hess, Boxee’s user experience designer, also presented a preview of what Boxee’s beta version will look like, including a more customizable home screen, a global search for shows instead of sifting through content providers’ channels (right now you can only find 30 Rock if you go to NBC’s page, for example) and improved social networking capabilities.


The Plan8 Podcast
April 21, 2009
Boxee Interview

The Plan8 Podcast’s host Patrick Roanhouse got to inverview Boxee CEO Avner Ronen, Boxee Head UI Designer Whitney Hess, and Boxee Communications & PR officer Andrew Kippen

 

Mentions with Roadcasting

MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review
June 10, 2005
Roadcasting: A Potential Mesh Network Killer App

“It’s been great,” says Whitney Hess, one of the project’s leaders. “We’re all looking at ways to improve the [software], but we’re most excited to see what the open-source community does with our ideas.”[more]

Ars Technica
Ars Technica
June 1, 2005
iCar coming to a showroom near you

Two of the incredibly cool creators of Roadcasting, Jordan Kanarek and Whitney Hess, had similar opinions when asked what they thought about the legality of Roadcasting in an iChat interview on Om Malik’s Broadband Blog.[more]

GigaOm
GigaOm
May 24, 2005
Roadcasting Rules

I caught up with Jordan Kanarek and Whitney Hess and did an iChat interview with the two-fifth of the five person team behind Roadcasting project. Here are excerpts from that little late night chat.[more]