No one ever sets out to be unsuccessful, it just seems to happen along the way. You may think it was just bad luck or the economy or a series of random events, but it’s not. If you truly want to be successful stop doing the following behaviors of unsuccessful people. 1. Blame Others for … More 7 Habits of Unsuccessful People
…too frequently we design and develop with little thought towards who’s going to be managing this data going forward. … More Designing with Your CMS Team in Mind
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If you are thinking about a career in User Experience (UX) you may be drowning in all the areas you can specialize. How do you decide? User research? Content strategy? Visual design? Code! Metrics? Service design? Information architecture? Search Engine Optimization? Apply UX Techniques to everyday activities Every day you have an…
I know I’ve got nothing better to do than to sit staring at my email window, hoping beyond hope that I’ll receive a glorious email from you, but the last thing I want to do is read it in front of you so you can see how truly slow a reader I am. Save me some dignity, please. … More STOP! Your Horrible Email Behaviors, NOW!
IA is not voodoo, smoke or mirrors. It is a real science and vital to creating the best, most engaging user experience your customers need and deserve. Without IA your customers will get lost in the navigation or confused in the meaning or worse, just leave and never come back. So it’s important not only for IAs, but … More 5 Fundamentals of Information Architecture
Emotional intelligence is not about stifling emotion and becoming a robot; it’s about understanding and using emotions positively and productively. … More Are You Emotionally Intelligent?
Successful people built a foundation through preparation, so that when opportunities presented themselves they were ready to take advantage of them. … More Life is a Choose Your Own Adventure Book – Part 2
Inspired by a Peter Merholz lecture at IA Summit 2015: To deliver great user experiences, it’s not just about getting the best design out the door. It starts with getting the organization right. There are different organizational models to deliver great UX. Each has strengths and weaknesses. The most common organization model is a decentralized … More Developing a Better UX Organization
If you’re old like me, you remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. And if you’re like me, you cheated until you found the right ending that didn’t end with you getting crushed by a bolder or captured by pirates. NOTE: If you searched for the path that ended in you being impaled on a … More Life is a Choose Your Own Adventure Book
This is the one of my first posts because it is ultimate the most important topic for any manager. Even if you are taking over an established team or are not currently hiring, DO NOT skip this post. You will at some point be in a capacity to hire directly or to influence the hiring … More HIRE THE RIGHT PEOPLE