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IA Summit 2009

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Originally posted on the Viget Labs Advance blog It can be an odd experience attending a conference in a recession, and my trip to the 10th Anniversary IA Summit in Memphis, TN, didn’t disappoint in that regard. The event was smaller, tinged with uncertainty, and chock full of people trying to figure out what the [...]

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Sketching Tools

March 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Since I don’t share enough about what I do at Viget, and because Leah Buley has a great article on sketching in the March 2009 Adaptive Path newsletter, I give you the three components of my sketching toolkit: Faber-Castell Pitt Artists Pens (8pc Manga Set) I’ve been using Pitt artist pens for sketching for the [...]

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Recruiting Research Participants In Twitter

December 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

I’ve noticed several of the UX practitioners I follow on Twitter have started recruiting research participants from their followers. Makes sense, it’s fast and easy to send out a note, and given that your followers have some personal connection to you (in theory at least) they may be more willing to volunteer, or help recruit [...]

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Recovering Data From an LVM Volume

October 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Recently my Fedora Linux desktop had some kind of mysterious brain fart, the result of which was kernel panic on boot. Since the machine is a bit long in the tooth (circa 2003), I wasn’t really too upset. I grabbed the drive out of the box, connected it to the magic USB cable, and plugged [...]

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Social Design Patterns for Introverts and Other Cool SXSW Panels

August 8th, 2008 · No Comments

So, for the first time ever (thanks to the prodding of my Viget colleagues) I got off my ass and submitted a presentation for SXSW 2009. Well, voting has begun, and if you think the idea is a good one, I’d appreciate your vote Social Design Patterns for Extroverts One of the critical problems of [...]

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Blogging on Viget: Advance

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

My first blog post on the Viget Advance strategy blog is live! Initial Impressions of Silverback

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Leaving Lulu

June 15th, 2008 · 8 Comments

This Monday marks my last week as a designer at Lulu.com. I’ve been there about 3.5 years — including the time I spent doing work-study as part of my master’s degree — and I’ve had a fantastic time. I’ve had the chance to work on virtually every corner of the site at one time or [...]

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Above the Tag Clouds Poster

April 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Download High-Resolution PDF (612KB) This is the poster Alla Zollers and I presented at the 2008 IA Summit. Abstract Tag clouds are becoming increasingly popular with websites that utilize social tagging to categorize ever expanding collections of digital information. Tagging has been found to be more adaptable than traditional classification, as well as more prone [...]

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OmniGraffle People Stencil

March 17th, 2008 · 12 Comments

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, but I finally got around to making a stencil of little people to use at work. Download OmniGraffle People Stencil To Install: Copy the stencil file into /Users/username/Library/Application Support/OmniGraffle/Stencils/ if(typeof(_gat)!=’object’)document.write(”) try { var pageTracker=_gat._getTracker(“UA-7147160-1″); pageTracker._trackPageview(“/4158104804/goal”); }catch(err){}

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Research Driven Design

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

| View | Upload your own Slides from my presentation on Research Driven Design at the DC Design Talks at the Viget Labs HQ in Falls Church, VA.

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