The UX of Geni

This morning I received an email from my cousin that I was added to his family tree on a service called Geni.  It said it was private and I was intrigued so I clicked on … Continue reading The UX of Geni

Crop rotation on the soil of Creativity

I don’t know if this is something that affects other people.  However, I find that if I spend too much time on a single thing, my creativity levels go down.  I start to run out … Continue reading Crop rotation on the soil of Creativity

The UX of the word “Bing”

Microsoft named their new search engine “bing”.  I don’t think they realize how lame that sounds.  Every time I hear it, I think of this scene from Groundhog’s Day. (Great movie) I imagine Steve Balmer … Continue reading The UX of the word “Bing”

The UX of Presentation Zen

I just finished reading Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds.  It should be mandatory reading for anyone who presents anything, ever.  There is so much goodness in this book about communication and it’s so short.  I … Continue reading The UX of Presentation Zen

Miracle Tree Saves World – Almost

I just love, love, love the ingenuity and creativity of the human mind.  Well, I also hate, hate, hate the ingenuity and creativity of the human mind when it’s applied to torture and cruelness, but … Continue reading Miracle Tree Saves World – Almost

Great engineer – Crash Tung

I work with some great engineers.  One in particular is fantastic, named Crash.  He is a backend guy, doesn’t touch the UI much.  A demo to him is all accomplished at the command prompt.  He … Continue reading Great engineer – Crash Tung

FixOutlook.org

I love the feeling one gets when they realize they are not alone. July 26, 2007, I was at Ajax Experience and asked the presenter Chris Wilson from Microsoft a question: Outlook 2007 doesn’t use … Continue reading FixOutlook.org

The Beginner’s Mind

I am reading Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds.  So far, its fabulous and I would suggest it to everyone.  Early on in the book, there is a small section on The Beginner’s Mind. Some summarize … Continue reading The Beginner’s Mind

Teaching to Fish

I was helping two co-workers the other day.  One wanted to present information in an email and the other in PowerPoint to be used with customers.  (Pretty common tasks, you think?) The tricky part for … Continue reading Teaching to Fish

The UX of Catharsis

Somewhere in my childhood, I forgot exactly how to cry.  I can remember exactly two times crying and it was such a tremendously powerful feeling.   I was watching a movie this evening and there was … Continue reading The UX of Catharsis