Sketching made easier by UI Stencils

Yes, I’m obsessed with Konigi’s Omnigraffle wireframe stencils, but what if you could have real-life stencils to help you sketch? You can. They’re called UI Stencils, and they’re made by Design Commission, an experience design agency in Seattle. Drawing can be intimidating for a lot of folks, and the fear of not being a “good [Keep Reading…]

Photo of the day: Kickin’ It Old School

I’ve been riding Amtrak a lot lately, and I’ve seen a lot of businesspeople with their laptops and USB modems and BlackBerrys and bluetooth headsets. That has become the norm, even among the baby boomers. So much so that I had to do a double-take when I saw this sweet guy kickin’ it old school: [Keep Reading…]

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…]

What I did while Twitter was down today

Twitter had a Denial of Service Attack this morning, which affected its uptime all day today. Therefore I was forced to figure out what to do without it. Here’s what I came up with: I noted my frustration on Facebook I actually looked at my friends’ pages on Facebook I reached Inbox Zero in Google [Keep Reading…]

Finding a day and time for Whit Hour

Given that I’m a user experience practitioner and consultant who is active on Twitter, it’s not surprising that I have a lot of folks coming to me with questions. Unfortunately it’s gotten to a point where I can no longer answer each person individually. In an effort to keep my sanity while still being as [Keep Reading…]