design process

design process

History as User Experience (And Other Tech Things)


Featured image by Marsyas, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. UPDATE: I tried this pitch on an actual UX employer. I’ve added some material below on how that went. Talking to liberal arts folks and employers alike, I keep coming back to some the same disturbing fact about humanities: employers aren’t seeing the connection between humanities research and anything

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When The Tools Don’t Reflect The Material We Build With


I’ve been reviewing UX fundamentals this month, which meant (per Lynda.com’s recommedation) checking in with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch. Now, I find great value in struggling with a tool that isn’t in your wheelhouse; it reminds you, among other things to be humble. So I soldiered on, and learned some useful things. But apart from

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My Portfolio, Myself


One of the reasons I took some time off was so that I’d finally be able to get my online presence in order, and that included getting my web portfolio in shape. The good news is, I’ve done a lot of stuff. The bad news is, I’ve done a lot of stuff. I was both

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Food Prototyping with IDEO


On  Thursday, I watched IDEO’s prototyping webinar, a teaser for IDEOU’s new “From Ideas to Action” course.  I can’t overstate my excitement when they announced the speakers were from the food division: Danny Brooks (chef turned senior food designer) and Vivian Barad (a senior project lead) talked about prototyping with food, and Suzanne Brooks Howard moderated. We

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