The UX of the Big Boss Talking to You

I’ve heard this story many times.  The big boss is right in front of you.  Normally, you never see him up close.  You are in the middle of the organization somewhere and he is the … Continue reading The UX of the Big Boss Talking to You

Buying a Car, the Maximizer Way

This was the most stressful purchase I have ever made.  Buying a house was nothing in comparison.  My jaw is aching…throbbing.  Hopefully, it will subside now that the battle is over. Why was this purchase … Continue reading Buying a Car, the Maximizer Way

The Curse of Knowledge

Made to Stick has a great concept called the Curse of Knowledge. (Highly recommended reading)  Here is a summary of the curse: Imagine a song (not Happy Birthday) in your head.  A common familiar song.  … Continue reading The Curse of Knowledge

THe UX of Rock Band 2

It aint cheap, but plunk down a bunch of money and you can have a new xBox with extra controllers, a cooling fan and a brand new Rock Band 2.  Our 3 boys are between … Continue reading THe UX of Rock Band 2

The UX of the Christmas

On NPR they were interviewing a humanist rabbi from Harvard.  He pointed out that, for most people and most aspects, Christmas has nothing to do with religion.  Nothing in the bible talks about trees in … Continue reading The UX of the Christmas

The UX of a New Car

I am not a “car person”.  I see people all the time comparing this horsepower and that alloy rims and the other sunroof.  I wish I could converse with them, but I just don’t care … Continue reading The UX of a New Car

The UX of Office Moves

I remember when Kokopelli (company I ran from 1994-2002) moved offices.  It was a short move just across the street.  While we were checking it out, we looked out the window and there was our … Continue reading The UX of Office Moves

The UX of Clickable Prototypes with Napkee

For the past few months, I have been using Balsamiq and loving it.  It doesn’t have everything I want, but it has plenty and the design is charming.  I am sketching designs very quickly and … Continue reading The UX of Clickable Prototypes with Napkee

Biography vs. Science Books

Since 1995, I have only read non-fiction.  I am not suggesting that everyone do this. The non-fiction books I read fall into two categories: Biography/History and Science/Theory.  Some bio/history books are fantastic, like Robert Caro’s … Continue reading Biography vs. Science Books

Book Review: Predictably Irrational

I just finished Dan Ariely’s book Predictably Irrational.  It was a very good read and I recommend it to anyone looking to understand how people think.  The author is a behavior economist and scientist.  Basically, … Continue reading Book Review: Predictably Irrational