Archive for the ‘Models, Art, & Diagrams’ Category

2010 Holiday Card

23, Dec 2010

OK. Not what I was shooting for – and it really needed another rev. After printing and sending it out, I now have a ton of stuff that I’d like to do to it…but, this season’s been so busy – this is what everyone got. Click it to view full-size.

First – an observation about client/product management feelings about agile, at first blush:

When you tell a stakeholder that “so-and-so” feature won’t be making a release, they become very sad…if not angry. 
However, if you show a stakeholder that the feature is on the roadmap, just below the other, more important stories/features, they feel a certain comfort [...]

Lots of good discussion on the topic of Crowd Dynamics. Granted, I think that the DigitalDesignBlog post excerpt fueled a bit of an incendiary angle in regard to the Social Participation Ladder. Not intended. Actually, I think the ladder is a great visualization of how folks climb up to participate, (and to mix metaphors) placing [...]

What if we voted every day? Hmm.
About mid-way through 2008, I revisited a question that I’ve had many times before. “Why is it so hard to discuss politics? Isn’t there something I can actually do about anything, short of constantly marching, chanting, or shouting about stuff? I have a job and a social life.”
It’s an [...]

I’ve been working on how to make our services, as Experience Designers, faster, cheaper, and better. (Good Experience Design for all!) I’ve ran a few agile software development/product development projects in the past, with much help from some great “coaches.” However, there are several major pattern problems with doing what we do in an agile [...]

OK, I think everyone’s read the Forrester thing, “The Connected Agency” by Mary Beth Kemp and Peter Kim (alright…maybe not everyone…) Yeah, I think it’s interesting, too. About a year ago, they said that agencies will home in on communities…as needed. They said that according to client needs, agencies would develop relationships in specific channels [...]

I’m interested in 4 things this year (it seems like it’s always 1, 2, 3, or 5 things, right? Never 4…or 6. At that point, you should just go for a Top 10 list, I think.) In the coming year, I hope we can stop talking about Social Media in Social Media and start discussing [...]

Working on a new presentation about Creative and UX. Here’s a graphic from the pres. Funny cartoon illustrations is my only speed. Sorry. I am submitting this talk for Interaction 09.

Yeah. The metaphor’s a little stressed; depicting UX as a brain generated a bit of flack…but, honestly, it was better than when I was using [...]

Map of Evolving Needs

29, Aug 2008

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