Category Archives: User Experience

A Product has a North Star

Recently, I came across a blog post on “North Star Metric” (NSM).  I was delighted that somebody else had written about a topic that is critical to the product teams I’ve managed.  I shared my thoughts in the post “The … Continue reading

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Lifelet: I love my Raspberry Pi and Python

I love my Raspberry Pi!!! What else is there to do after 39 days of self-quarantine but to relearn how to program. It’s been 35 years since I programmed professionally.  There are many who would argue that I never did. … Continue reading

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Why are there so few visual analytics applications?

I wish I knew. Robert Crawford asked “Why are there so few interactive visualization software application products in the legal space?  Attenex Patterns showed us the power of visual analytics to dramatically improve productivity in the legal market.  Yet, outside … Continue reading

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A Product is a Conversation

I am in conversation with hundreds of products a day.  From my Fitbit to my iPhone/iPad to my desktop computer to my Honda CRV, I converse with the products in my life.  Alexa Show takes that even farther by letting … Continue reading

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Business 101 for Designers

The following is an early draft of what will be a sequence of posts.  I am still struggling with how to bring business alive for individual contributors and managers who only have their one area of expertise in a company … Continue reading

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From Pages to Places: The Transformation of Presence

Synchronicity is a wonderful thing. “Watch legendary Disney animator Glen Keane draw in virtual reality” leaped from my morning email. I clicked on the web page and up came a short article that started with “Virtual reality is a potent … Continue reading

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collaborate: create – A Forward Flux Production

In the center of the Fremont Abbey Arts Center Main Floor, a 9 x 12 foot cotton mat is laid out carefully midway through collaborate:create. A young man silently passes a young woman on the mat. This pantomime repeats for several … Continue reading

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My Storyteller Knows Me

Several years ago my wife and I went to India to visit Brinda, an exchange student who lived with my wife for a year in high school. While we were in India, Brinda wanted us to visit her home region … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Inner Entrepreneur

A few months ago, Patrick Whitney and Matt Mayfield invited me to teach an intercession course on Entrepreneuring at the Institute of Design (ID) at the Illinois Institute of Technology. I figured that by March 3, Chicago would be out … Continue reading

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Storyscaping

My colleague, David Robinson, works tirelessly to get me to tell stories. It’s not that I don’t want to. I spent forty years being a terminal analytic, just the facts, kind of presenter. I forget to step back and compose … Continue reading

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