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“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

Misconceptions of User Experience (My original and complete response to Whitney Hess)

Earlier this week Whitney Hess had a piece published on Mashable.com entitled, "10 Most Common Misconceptions About User Experience Design". Besides the well articulated premise of the article stated in the title, Whitney (@whitneyhess) did a tremendous job of demonstrating the power of the network (specirfically her network). She integrated ...

I made the top 100 UX Blogs!!!

Virtual Hosting.com put me just in the top 100 UX Blogs. Yeah!!!!! Personally, I think I am in the wrong section and they have my name wrong (as of publishing), but it's still nice to be included. I think they got the top 10 wrong as well. but I don't really know ...

Two great design lessons to start your day with

Aza Raskin teaches us design process & how to make a paper plane Aza is brilliant (sometimes). He is truly the spirit of his father. He has articulated design process using such a simple example. It is just wonderful to see. In this piece, he articulates why iteration is such an important ...

UX Pioneers – catalogging the UX Professional Landscape 1 interview at a time.

Tamara Adlin is putting together an amazing collection of interviews of UX professionals who are shaping our world called UX Pioneers. Her first 3 interviews start off with Jakob, Peter Merholz and Whitney Quesenbery. A nice mix of very different worlds. She has lined up an even more amazing list of ...

Interview with Mark Vanderbeeken

Mark Vanderbeeken of Experentia, a former faculty member of the Iverea Interaction Design school, and current avid blogger was interviewed for the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT/ID). Great interview on Experience Design. There are many great points in the interview to chew on. Mark has ...

February 19th 2015
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My Google Story from Interaction15 Week

Storytelling and Interaction Design – Talk

Here is the talk I gave at From Business to Buttons 2014 this month in Stockholm. It was a wonderfully produced day-long event that left everyone begging for more. This talk is about how Storytelling as a framework for Interaction Design can be very useful not just in explaining design, ...

Re-looking at T-types and collaboration in UX

Rethinking my T-type (maybe even my I-type) against the commodity, firmness, desirability framework ala Vitruvius. I’m pretty much focused on commodity, utility or usefulness. This doesn't mean I don't understand the greater whole that the triumvirate express together so well. It means that my self-admitted mindset and bias focuses my attention ...

Why I create stories as an interaction designer

1. I play act in my mind, in my sketches, in my physical play possibilities where structure doesn't only map against the frame of narrative, but the framework for how we process experiences. 2. The written words and pictures are crafted artifacts from which to evaluate realism of personas (characters); contexts (setting), ...

Thoughts on code, programming, design, production, development, technology and Oh! Design

I apologize for throwing this 4000 word essay out there like this. I thought and thought and just didn't know where else to put it. I hope someone enjoys it. Yesterday a very respected colleague, who I also call friend (not in that Facebook way, but in that pre-Internet kinda-way), wrote ...

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