After an eight-month hiatus due to a lack of decent live broadcast platforms, Whit Hour is BACK and now hosted by Justin.tv. Whit Hour is my weekly video-based “office hour” in which I answer any and all questions about user experience, consulting, and whatever else you wanna throw at me. Tune in every Monday night [Keep Reading…]
Last May I was given the great privilege to write a sidebar in Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone‘s fabulous new book, Designing Social Interfaces. The topic I was asked to write about is “onboarding” — designing welcoming experiences for new users by easing them in. You might have seen a couple blog posts that I’ve [Keep Reading…]
Thank you so much to the 25 or so folks who showed up for the fourth 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. Join me next week on Sunday, August 30, 9-10pm Eastern [Keep Reading…]
Thanks to Joanna Bawa, editor, for featuring my UX Bookshelf on Usability News. They linked to my list of The 10 Best Books on User Experience on Flashlight Worthy Books. Thanks to John Yamasaki for pointing it out.
In July I posted the books on my UX bookshelf. Then a couple months ago I received an email from Peter Steinberg, a product development guy with a lot of cool experience who reads and enjoys this little blog. He recently launched a site called Flashlight Worthy — a hand-picked book recommendation site — and [Keep Reading…]
In the right sidebar of my blog I promote my UX Bookshelf. I use Amazon Associates just to get the smallest kickback (I’ve never actually made any money with this, but I’d like to!). The other day I noticed that they have a new carousel widget (released in April) that allows you to display up [Keep Reading…]
As you may have read on Wednesday, I bought a book through Amazon’s new service TextBuyIt. I was really impressed by the user flow and was able to buy the book I was looking for in about two minutes. Even more incredible is that the book showed up at my house yesterday morning, just two [Keep Reading…]
MAKE: Blog: Macbook air – yes, it can be laser etched Mine cost way too much to irreversibly decorate, but perhaps you’d like to put a monkey on your Air. (tags: macbook_air personalization fun) Facebook Fatigue? Visitors Level Off In the U.S. Is Facebook app spam driving users away? I certainly don’t use it as [Keep Reading…]
How freakin’ cool! A virtual seminar by UIE entitled Mental Models: Getting Into Your Customer’s Head with Indi Young, formerly of Adaptive Path February 20, 1pm 90 minutes $159 Free copy of Indi’s new book Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior at no extra cost when you sign up.