Ira Glass, UX Rockstar

I listen to NPR (National Public Radio) every morning.  I have been a consistent paying member for years.  Every few months, they have a pledge week where they try and get listeners to donate money … Continue reading Ira Glass, UX Rockstar

9 year old Soccer: Design Strategy

User Experience Design is about asking the fundamental question: Why?  Why do people love the things they love and hate the things they hate and ignore most of the rest?  Why does the world act the … Continue reading 9 year old Soccer: Design Strategy

Storm Large – 8 Mile

This is pure unexpected WOW.  Watch the video and ask yourself, “Did I just say wow?  That was unexpected?”  Great song, great video. I hope you like it.

The Neck of a Drop Down Menu

I have this horrible mini-UX experience in LinkedIn.  Overall, I love LinkedIn, but this one tiny thing is like a small pipe in a hallway that I keep stubbing my toe against.  You can try … Continue reading The Neck of a Drop Down Menu

Fun to Use or Easy to Learn?

Which is more important?  Something that is easy to learn or something that is fun to use once it’s learned? Most software developers get this exactly wrong. Riding a bicycle. At first, riding a bicycle … Continue reading Fun to Use or Easy to Learn?

The UX of Product Priorities

How do you decide what to build next?  Let’s start with some high level categories: New Whiz Bang Features.  Sales is going to love demo’ing.  Marketing is going to love the story-telling. Polish the Apple. … Continue reading The UX of Product Priorities

The UX of Verizon Phones

We switched to Verizon Wireless many years ago.  We were using Cingular?AT&T and were greatly relieved when we switched.  The network was much better.  No more dropped calls, no more static.  We were in “4 … Continue reading The UX of Verizon Phones

Firefox, The Next Generation

Firefox has been generally open source with their design process.  It’s an interesting approach and bound to get people interested and possibily to inspire some great ideas.  On the other hand, it’s alot of work … Continue reading Firefox, The Next Generation

Disgby Widget – What if I am not there?

On my blog, there is a Digsby widget that allows you to instant message me.  The problem is that I forget to sign out of Digsby at night.  So I come in to work in … Continue reading Disgby Widget – What if I am not there?