Mashable’s Open Web Awards – Voting Round 1

As I announced on Nov 5, nominations for Mashable’s 2nd Annual Open Web Awards were open until last Sunday. On Wednesday, the first round of voting began (sorry for the delay in posting this). Vote for your favorite site using the widget below until November 30th at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Some ground rules: One vote [Keep Reading…]

Happy Cog and Happy Whitney

Shortly after I quit my full-time job in late August to become an independent consultant, the ubiquitous Liz Danzico kindly referred me to Jeffrey Zeldman for a short-term gig with Happy Cog. If you haven’t heard of Happy Cog, they are an internationally-recognized web design consultancy responsible for the design of Ma.gnolia, Advertising Age, Housing [Keep Reading…]

Links from 11/11/2008 to 11/18/2008

ThinkGeek :: SnūzNLūz – Wifi Donation Alarm ClockPossibly the most genius invention ever. Via @naterkane [ paul isakson ]: Confessions Of A (Fake) Mad ManPaul Isakson reveals himself as @don_draper. I feel played! :) Designer//Slash//ModelDesigners everywhere: WATCH THIS VIDEO! Future Practice User Experience – Webinars seriesA new joint venture from @louisrosenfeld's Rosenfeld Media and @threefour's [Keep Reading…]

I was asked to join the IAI Board of Advisors

You may remember that I ran for the Information Architecture Institute‘s board of directors in September, but wasn’t elected. Though I couldn’t announce it until recently, three weeks ago I was asked by the new Board of Directors — Jorge Arango, Peter Boersma, Christian Crumlish, Andrew Hinton, Livia Labate, Stacy Surla, and Russ Unger — [Keep Reading…]

The Awesomeness that was BarCamp Philly – Part 2

Yesterday I wrote about how I talked at BarCamp Philly last Saturday. I also attended some fun, inspiring and informational sessions by my wildly brilliant friends: @livlab, @globalcitizen, @waltribeiro, @bethharte, and @mknell. Check out the full schedule of all sessions at BarCamp Philly and some great photos on Flickr. My Twitter Notes from the sessions [Keep Reading…]

I Popped My Cherry at BarCamp Philly

It’s almost a week later and I’m still on a high from BarCamp Philly! Organized by Roz Duffy and JP Toto, BarCamp Philly took place on Saturday, November 7, 2008 at The University of the Arts. I think more than 200 people were in attendance. If you’ve never heard of a BarCamp before, it doesn’t [Keep Reading…]

Data Visualization Inspiration

In the spirit of sharing responses to Twitter questions (see last post on business cards), I wanted to post the list of resources that were sent to me when I asked the following question: I’m working on a project that will probably need to show trend data and since I’m beginning to work on the [Keep Reading…]