An Event Apart Minneapolis 2010

I had the distinct pleasure of presenting at An Event Apart 2009 in Boston and Chicago (read about my experience), so imagine my delight when Jeffrey and Eric asked me to reprise my talk this year in Minneapolis and San Diego! AEA attendees are a tough crowd — they’re already smart, successful and very well-informed [Keep Reading…]

Evaluations of my STC Summit 2010 talks

A few months ago I wrote about my experience presenting at STC Summit in Dallas — my first time speaking at an event outside of UX and web design. Yesterday I received the evaluations of my two talks — 10 Most Common Misconceptions About User Experience Design and Evangelizing Yourself — and I’m quite pleased [Keep Reading…]

Whit Hour is back! Week 9

After an eight-month hiatus due to a lack of decent live broadcast platforms, Whit Hour is BACK and now hosted by 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…]

The Honor and Burden of Chairing a Conference

I attend a lot of conferences. Okay, more than a lot — an ungodly amount. Just check the Conferences tag on this blog. Attending them is a ball, inspirational but tiring. Speaking at them is a privilege, stressful but rewarding. Organizing them…now that isn’t something I’d wish on my worst enemy. Why? Because it’s a [Keep Reading…]