Designing at speed – DesignJam1

I had the pleasure of mentoring at the first Design Jam in London today.  The event brought together about 50 UX designers from student to seasoned professional to form teams of about 4-5 to design a solution in response to a design challenge. The challenge for today was: What is the ideal interface to keep track of previously viewed online content, across multiple devices and…

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I’m writing a book about Strategic User Experience.
Send help!

I’m having another one of those moments where I feel terror and delight in equal parts. This is a feeling I’m becoming increasingly familiar with and almost welcome as a good omen. The reason, this time, is that I’ve agreed to write a book for the team at Five Simple Steps which will be called A Practical Guide to Strategic User Experience. This is not…

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Some thoughts on mentoring

As we’re getting into the tail end of the year it’s become apparent to me that one of my themes for this year has been mentoring. This year, I’ve been doing a bit of mentoring. Quite a number of my commercial assignments have had a mentoring ‘skew’ to them – rather than project work, my mission has been to try to impart as much of…

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Take care of the pennies, Yahoo…

Yahoo have been copping a bit of strife lately about the way they’re running their business. Think what you will of their business strategy, the thing that bothers me the most is that I’ve been trying to give them money for Flickr for a couple of years now and failing abysmally. Every now and then I go back and check, thinking that surely they have…

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