Putting some color in a conference presentation

Earlier this year, the folks at Lavacon asked me to submit a talk for their Portland conference. I’d heard good things about LavaCon, but I also knew they were primarily focused on technical communication, documentation writing, and content strategy. What could a UX designer, who works in a content-adjacent field but is rarely in the … Continue reading “Putting some color in a conference presentation”

Commonalities: “Past me” is an idiot

Sometimes, the developers I’m working with come to me and say, “Hey, um, what’s up with this part of the design? Because [insert problem scenario here].” Sometimes, I’ve actually accounted for that problem scenario, and I’ll explain why I did what I did. The rest of the time, and the rest of the time is … Continue reading “Commonalities: “Past me” is an idiot”

In defense of design sprints

I like design sprints. In Alan Cooper’s mind, I’m now a fake designer. Right now thousands of faux designers are trying to find ways to justify the existence of design sprints. Can’t do it. https://t.co/kbiGSGl4oH — Alan Cooper (@MrAlanCooper) October 24, 2017 But I like them, when used correctly, in the correct context. Design sprints … Continue reading “In defense of design sprints”