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Too Long for Twitter

From an Intercom interview with Ryan Singer, Product Manager at 37signals I have found one of the best quotes I've seen in a long, long time. It absolutely connects with what I love to try and accomplish in my work. “ I always wanted to make products where the purpose of the product is really…

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The Business of UX

Over the past few months, I've been working closely with my various Product Owners and Business Unit leaders trying to influence product strategy. There's a whole group of stories about the day to day of an effort like this, but those are for another time. What I want to focus on here is an…

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The ABCs of Design

Design encompasses a number of skills, I wrote about what I consider the top ones are before. In thinking some more about that and recalling some of the times I've been the most frustrated with design work and all it entails, I thought of what's alway kept me moving. One rule in design to outweigh…

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Skills Designers Need Today

It's Not About the Software I've always been astounded at job listings and the skills they list when looking for a designer. Historically, it has not been irregular to see a listing that wants a designer to be a pro in PhotoShop, Illustrator, and Flash with Visual Basic and Excel as a nice to have.…

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Real Web Designers Design

Real Designers Design. Always Have, Always Will. This is a direct, yet seriously delayed, reaction to a tweet one of my heroes put out a while ago. Jeffery Zeldman tweeted this way back in 2009. Real web designers write code. Always have, always will. #aea— Jeffrey Zeldman (@zeldman) October…

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Why I Left Android

Cycling was the main factor in the switch. I love Android. I loved my Galaxy Nexus and believe 4.2.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is one of the best mobile Operating Systems out there. After over a year on Android, I didn't really want to go back to the iPhone, but my options were limited. It's About the…

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Writing is Hard

I lay awake a night as I'm supposed to be falling asleep thinking, dreaming, and wondering about my work. I think about how I saw someone use their smartphone in a way I never would and what design implications that should or shouldn't have in my future work. I think about the articles I've read…

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New Beginnings

After the 3rd time my Wordpress site was hacked, I'd had enough. I hadn't touched my website pretty much since I got hired for my current job. I tried to stay relevant with Twitter and Facebook and the other various social tools of today. I always missed my actual site though. It was in terrible…

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A New Work in Progress

This will take a bit to get more realized. I guess this is where we wave the "deploy and iterate" banner to sound more official and less burdened by other aspects of life.

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