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Finding UX Wisdom With The Simpsons

We (royally speaking) often talk about good design in terms of how not to do something. It’s often very easy to look at a design and see what’s wrong with it. As we progress through our profession, it becomes easier to see things because we’ve witnessed a lot of, well, crap. My friend & college […]

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Real, Usable, Useful, Omnomable Design

Real, Usable, Useful, Omnomable Design

Please file this under bloody-fucking-brill. Fewer dishes to wash. Recyclable as always (though some places won’t take pizza boxes). Easy to use. And I bet as close to 100% intuitive as you can get. This is good design. Taking an everyday product and task and making it so much better it makes you wonder why […]

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Twitter for the User Experience Crowd

Twitter for the User Experience Crowd

I attended a session at this week’s BostonUPA MiniCon entitled Tips from Two Tweeps: How User Experience Pros Find Value on Twitter. It got me thinking about the ways I, as your UX host, use Twitter for my evil UX purposes. Sorry, I typed that backwards. Not evil, live. Yeah… Below are some tested (as […]

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Failure’s Just Another Word for Unsuccessful

I’ve been thinking a lot about Failure of late. Which is to say, I’ve been thinking of Failure. But I have also started to think about it. Failure is a word that’s overloaded with baggage and I believe it needs to be rebranded. True Failure can be described closest by borrowing from that wonderfully accurate […]

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It’s The Little Things. Literally.

Now that I’ve drawn you in with my decidedly non-SEO-ified title… Above (click the image to embiggen, the image that is. I’m not selling anything here.) please find one info graphic comparison of salsa hotness. See those little chili peppers? They’re telling you something. We are a two-salsa household. My wife prefers Hot salsa and […]

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You Shouldn’t Have To Go At Home

I was wondering what to write today, staring at the blank textarea as usual, when I realized I really needed to pee. Stay with me here. And so, I walked to the restroom and did so. And that’s when I realized what I wanted to write about. Here Begineth the Rant … Men… honestly. How […]

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Making Coffee More Efficient

Minor caveat before we get going here: Yes, I’ve been getting coffee at Starbucks of late. There isn’t a better place for coffee that’s anywhere near my home or work. For those that know me… well, I am sorry. A long time ago, in a state far, far away I used to be a Barista. […]

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When Users Design! And Why That’s Okay

I have wondered before whether an architect or interior designer, upon starting a new project, goes back to see how their previous work is being used. Do they wonder how the inhabitants of the buildings they’ve worked on changed the space or if the inhabitants have adapted in negative ways? Here’s my case in point. […]

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Sleep Experience

I haven’t been sleeping well lately. Actually, I haven’t slept well for the past 7 years, 9 months, and 19 days. Guess how old my daughter is! But I can’t blame my daughter. The fault is entirely mine. I need to design a better sleep experience for myself. The following post may make you think, […]

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