User Experience Coaching for

Yesterday the Drupal Association announced that I will be their user experience coach for the reinvention of It is such an honor to have been awarded the opportunity to guide their extensive user research and product strategy initiative over the next several months. Many organizations would prefer to outsource to agencies to solve their [Keep Reading…]

Equality and Transparency at Conferences

Yesterday I received information that speakers at GiantConf were being unequally compensated. [Their response] I did not take the news well. I got angry and I reacted harshly rather than respond with mindfulness and compassion. Feeling deceived, I went to a negative place rather than attempt to make the situation positive. I appreciate that the [Keep Reading…]

Who Do We Think We Are?

In my April contribution to The Pastry Box Project, Who Do We Think We Are?, I share my frustration with the rampant intellectual bullying I have observed in our community, and how I’ve overcome my own tendency to contribute to it. Now we’ve all heard the saying about the cobbler’s children having no shoes, and [Keep Reading…]

Who Gets Billion-Dollar Acquisitions?

Oculus VR acquired by Facebook for $2 Billion in 2014 WhatsApp acquired by Facebook for $19 Billion in 2014 AirWatch acquired by VMware for $1.54 Billion in 2014 Nest acquired by Google for $3.2 Billion in 2013 SoftLayer acquired by IBM for $2 Billion in 2013 Tumblr acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 Billion in 2013 [Keep Reading…]

Season 2 of Designing Yourself

Guys, so much awesome stuff is going on, I just can’t contain myself! You know Paul McAleer and I host a podcast called Designing Yourself, right? On March 3, we finally released our first episode of 2014, titled Good Intentions and featuring an AMAZING interview with Gina Trapani. Gina is the founder of Lifehacker, Todo.txt [Keep Reading…]