Category Archives: Humor

Some Days You Just Need a little Dilbert

As I near the end of another quarter teaching a wonderful group of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) graduate students while juggling consulting clients, I need to ground myself in the eternal wisdom of Dilbert.  Here are a few … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Sight

While walking on Fourth Avenue in Seattle on a bright autumn day (a route I walk quiet often), an array of multi-colored flowers caught my eye.  I admired their beauty on this sunny day and kept on walking.  About 20 … Continue reading

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A little eDiscovery Humor

As I step back into the world of legal eDiscovery, it is a delight to see that this market segment has finally achieved market notoriety – cartoons are showing up making fun of the work of our dedicated professionals.  CaseCentral … Continue reading

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Tilting at the Windmill of New Product Development

I’m getting that three year itch to build another software product. There is just something in me that loves identifying a latent unmet need and then doing the user research to design an appropriate product. As much as I continue … Continue reading

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The Paradigm of Awesome and Silage

Michael Josefowicz (@toughLoveforx) had a great pointer to a series of videos on The Paradigm of AWESOME! from Trustus Pharmaceuticals. Cathy Davidson came across Michael as part of researching her book Now You See It. Cathy described Michael in her book: … Continue reading

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In Honor of the Recent 2012 CSCW in Seattle

The 2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) just concluded in Seattle. The conference draws a wide range of academic and industry luminaries. CSCW describes themselves as: “CSCW is a premier venue for presenting research in the design … Continue reading

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Tom Lehrer

My parents had a quirky sense of humor. One of the comics they came across was the brilliant Tom Lehrer. In the late 1950s when there were so few choices for home entertainment (only 3 TV channels and no internet), … Continue reading

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First, Second and Third Raters

Every startup expertise blog or book starts with telling you how important talent is in hiring and shaping the team that is going to drive the startup.  The authors assert that you should always hire “A players.”  How do you … Continue reading

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Hassle Maps and Theory of Constraints

In the midst of teaching my human centered design course last fall, I came across Adrian Slywotzkys latest book Demand: Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want it.  I was delighted to find his discussion of the use … Continue reading

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Bootcamping with the McCarthys

I am spending the weekend getting booted at a McCarthys bootcamp sponsored by my colleague, Professor David Socha at UW Bothell.  It is an exciting way to learn new things about myself and to meet a wonderful collection of students, … Continue reading

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