UX Candidate Design Challenge – v5

UX Candidate Design Challenge – v1 UX Candidate Design Challenge – v2 UX Candidate Design Challenge – v3 UX Candidate Design Challenge – v4 Designing a design challenge is really difficult. There are so many … Continue reading UX Candidate Design Challenge – v5

Pie Charts are (almost always) Bad UX

Every enterprise tool out there has a pie chart somewhere in it. Yet, these visualizations often are confusing, hard to read, and a waste of space. let’s look more closely at the notorious pie chart. … Continue reading Pie Charts are (almost always) Bad UX

Designers: Stop using Wix and SquareSpace

I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore! I keep looking at designer portfolios. One after the other, after the other, after the other. ALL OF THE PORTFOLIOS ARE THE … Continue reading Designers: Stop using Wix and SquareSpace

Poor Designer Case Studies

I’m reviewing many design portfolios these days. For those of you who don’t know; when a designer works, they sometimes keep track of a whole project from start to finish. They put it on their … Continue reading Poor Designer Case Studies

Advice for Hiring Managers

I’ve given advice to candidates, but this advice is for myself and other hiring managers. One key reality is that candidates often have multiple offers and you need to create a great experience for them. … Continue reading Advice for Hiring Managers

The UX of CanuMeet and Google Appointment Slots

Use Case: You are a hiring manager or recruiter and you want to set up lots of screening calls with lots of candidates. You could email them back and forth, but that is error prone. … Continue reading The UX of CanuMeet and Google Appointment Slots

ToldYouSo Use Cases

The more I work on my mobile app idea ToldYouSo, the harder it becomes. It’s like I am trying to figure out how people who disagree can resolve their differences. It’s daunting. I think it … Continue reading ToldYouSo Use Cases

Advice for New Designers 2019

I am hiring 4 designers this year, approximately 1 per quarter. Therefore, I’ve been reviewing dozens of portfolios. I spend a little more time than average on them, because when I was looking for new … Continue reading Advice for New Designers 2019

Personality Test 2019

I am recruiting new product designers these days and one candidate put her personality tests on her About page. I saw the test and (on a whim) decided to fill out the form. It just … Continue reading Personality Test 2019

How Hollywood has Trained us to be Bad People

Hollywood sells drama. They do not give it away and they are not a charity. They sell a product in the form of movies and TV shows that can either get direct payment in a … Continue reading How Hollywood has Trained us to be Bad People