Management sins

What are the worst management sins?  Here is my short list. Micromanagment. I really hate it when a boss says, “I want you to be responsible for this, but I am going to dictate how … Continue reading Management sins

Open Source Product Definition: OutlineTasks

Yesterday, I was struggling to achieve a basic goal.  I wanted to list out the sections of the application and specify all the different buttons and menus and features.  It was basically a quick outline … Continue reading Open Source Product Definition: OutlineTasks

Remend closes and lessons learned

The first company I worked as an interaction designer, Remend has officially closed it doors.  Here are some lessons learned for dot-coms building a product: A dollar spent in architecture is 10 dollars saved in … Continue reading Remend closes and lessons learned

The UX of Buggy Software

In any non-trivial piece of software you have alot of features.  Often, there is a bug in some of those features.  In the rollout phase of software, there are usually ALOT of bugs.  People use … Continue reading The UX of Buggy Software

The UX of the Web

I love the Web.  I have loved it since Netscape 1.0 in 1994.  Here is why, in the form of two stories. Thanksgiving, 1996,  there were not that many websites in general, but there were … Continue reading The UX of the Web

The UX of Listerine

I haven’t used Listernine in years.  I was in Rite-aid this morning, buying Claritin and I saw the Listerine.  I was looking for one for the kids, but I thought it might be better to … Continue reading The UX of Listerine

Thanksgiving and the UX of Digital Pictures

We had a nice Thanksgiving this year.  Penny was happy.  Katie was happy, but not taller than Darcie.  The kids got to ride their bikes in an empty mall parking lot.  Ethan got to cook … Continue reading Thanksgiving and the UX of Digital Pictures

The UX of DebugBar

A new updated Internet Explorer tool is on the scene called DebugBar.  I was excited at first for this tool because I think IE has no decent tools.  However, my hopes were soon dashed.  I … Continue reading The UX of DebugBar

The UX Firefox 3 beta 1

Mozilla has launched Firefox 3 into beta.  I quickly downloaded and installed it.  I realized this might be a mistake based on the fact that I need to use Firefox 2 for my development work.  … Continue reading The UX Firefox 3 beta 1

Lunch at GooglePlex

Avinash, analytics and web guru, was kind enough to invite me to GooglePlex for lunch.  The food was good overall, the variety was outstanding, but it was the energy and the style that was most … Continue reading Lunch at GooglePlex