Whit Hour – Week 6

Thank you so much to the 41 people who showed up for the sixth 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. I really appreciate everyone’s flexibility in moving over to Ustream at the [Keep Reading…]

IDEA 2009: Social and Experience Design – Day 2

This is a continuation of my coverage from the IDEA Conference in Toronto from September 15-16, 2009. My Day 1 roundup can be found here. Day 2 also had a great lineup of speakers: Tim Queenan Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone Matthew Milan Mari Luangrath Stephen Anderson My Twitter notes from the conference are below. [Keep Reading…]

IDEA 2009: Social and Experience Design – Day 1

I’m in Toronto this week for IDEA 2009, the conference run by the Information Architecture Institute. This year’s theme is Social and Experience Design. Speakers from a variety of backgrounds are helping us understand how to make informed and insightful design decisions based on the ever-changing landscape of the web caused in large part by [Keep Reading…]

Whit Hour – Week 5

Thank you so much to the 20 or so folks who showed up for the fifth 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. I particularly appreciate your patience and determination to stick with [Keep Reading…]

Whit Hour moved to 8/31 9pm ET

Sincere apologies for the last minute change. Unfortunately I will not be able to do Whit Hour tonight. Instead it will be tomorrow, Monday 8/31 from 9-10pm Eastern Time. Same as always, join me at http://tinychat.com/whitney pw:whithour. Sorry again! Hope to see you all tomorrow night.

I wish I knew how to quit you

I have a problem: I don’t know how to say No. As a result, I bury myself in obligations I can never fulfill. I’m sure this has a negative effect on a lot of my relationships, but the most important relationship it’s hurting is the one I have with myself. When I quit my job [Keep Reading…]