Tag Archives: usability

2014 New Year’s Resolution

Revisiting this WordPress page after dabbling in it a few YEARS ago.  So sad.  I was inspired by someone who let me know he couldn’t view it well on his iPad.  Shameful.  I’m still not sure I have time for this, but perhaps I’ll try again.  I learn new stuff about UX everyday.  I keep telling myself I should share it, but beyond a few LinkedIn and Twitter posts, I rarely do.  My job as UX Research Director at a major ad agency in metro Detroit keeps me extremely occupied, as do my numerous other “hobbies”.  But I think at least a few folks who happen to land here might benefit from an occasional post.  As I look back on the few I’ve written, it helped me remember things I learned long ago.  That alone could be reason enough to maintain a blog…before my memory skills wane.  If you’re reading this, stay tuned…my learning experiences this year will likely center around global UX research (expert reviews, ethnographic studies, usability testing, etc.).  The global aspect will be new territory for me, and perhaps for you, too.

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Hello world!

Hello world!  Or, user experience (UX) world, that is.  I kept the WordPress default, first post, blog headline as that really is how it feels when one first creates a blog.  The truth is, I’ll be thrilled if I get a handful of regular, UX readers.  What I hope to accomplish through this blog is a way to share things I find especially interesting, from my own experience as an information architect and usability specialist, as well as what I learn through the work of others.  In fact, I’m a big proponent of learning from others.  There’s so much UX knowledge out there — it’s impossible not to be UXcited when one starts to poke around for it.

So what do others want to hear about?  I’d love to hear from you.  Without input, I’m likely to start venting (I mean writing), about my own mistakes (I mean experiences) and hope that something proves to be lift-worthy (I mean helpful ) to someone else out there in UX world.  Expect more soon!