Category Archives: User Experience

Lifelet: The Seahawk Twelves

What an unbelievable journey for Seahawk nation here in Southeast Alaska (thank you Jimmy Johnson). For the last month, “Flipping My Perspective” is a way of life as I do my daily flips. For the last two weeks my Seahawk … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Kickin’ it in Silicon Valley

One of the treats of collaborating with a wide range of entrepreneurs is the occasional working trip to Silicon Valley. Enjoy a few images from the many forms of “creative environments” to bring out the best of the entrepreneur. For … Continue reading

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Lifelet: UX joy of the day

Now that I am returning to road warrior status, I am reminded of the “joys” of travelling. Getting a hotel room in Silicon Valley is getting to be a challenge. Here is what awaited me at the Days Inn last … Continue reading

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Strategic Networking with the Benziger Green Team

Several years ago, I encountered an excellent article in the Harvard Business Review which researched “How Leaders Create and Use Networks.” The authors made the distinction between Operational Networks, Personal Networks and Strategic Networks. Most of our time is spent working within Operational or Personal … Continue reading

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Whiteboarding: Designing a software team

Not knowing what I was getting into (a common state lately), I joined some former colleagues to catch up on their new venture. They asked me how I would go about designing a software team for their new pivot. They … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Butt fumbling and sliding

Sometimes you just have to let events speak for themselves. Last November I couldn’t stop laughing after seeing the infamous NY Jets Mark Sanchez “butt fumble.” It didn’t take long for the video to go viral and the gleeful comments … Continue reading

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And no communication occurs – the perils of mentoring

“Communication is the results that you get, not the words that you speak.” – John Grinder Before teaching a graduate school class at UW, or mentoring an entrepreneur, or giving a workshop, I take a few minutes to repeat the … Continue reading

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9Mile Labs Cohort I Demo Day

Congratulations to all the 9Mile Labs Cohort I companies who are presenting at the Milestone 9 Demo Day at the Bell Harbor Conference Center. Each of you has come a long way in six short months. Congratulations and thank you … Continue reading

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What if what we know is wrong?

Many years ago I came across a diagram of the four boxes of knowing: I was reminded of the box about “what you know that is wrong” while listening to Dana Chisnell’s talk on “Rethinking User Research and Usability Testing … Continue reading

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Seeing Organizations – How do you teach?

Several years ago, David Socha and I wrote an article “Is Designing Software Different From Designing Other Things?” In the article I shared my Chris Alexander “Ah Hah” moment about designing better software products: “Successful software design processes include an … Continue reading

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