The Meeting Trick Everyone at Work Will Want to Copy

Aug 1, 2015

Do you ever feel like meetings are the bane of your work existence?

Have you ever felt like you waste a lot of time in meetings, talking but never making a decision?

Or maybe you keep hearing people say they’ll do things but they never remember to follow through on their promises?

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Available for UX Consulting and more

Jul 26, 2015

After quite a few years as a full time startup UX designer and manager, I’m excited to announce I’m now available for consulting. I hope to help many small companies with their design strategy, process, product vision, and roadmap. I’m particularly interested in companies working on eco-friendly projects, sustainability, social or urban art, or solving big, hairy, save-the-world problems.

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These two posts appeared in my newsfeed, one after the other….

Nov 13, 2014


These two posts appeared in my newsfeed, one after the other.
A. Is Facebook’s algorithm so detailed as to curate my newsfeed for content about Vincent Van Gogh? If so, why?
B. Is it just a coincidence?
C. Is the universe trying to tell me something? If so, what?

My Role as a Manager • Cap Watkins

Apr 3, 2014
My Role as a Manager • Cap Watkins:
"My job doesn’t exist so that I can know more, or so that I can tell others what to do. My job exists to cultivate a healthy and safe environment for amazing people to do the best work of their lives. My job is to make sure that people feel supported and have a clear path to success and growth. And when things get murky or confusing, it’s my job to assist in finding clarity again, to reframe the conversation"

— Great thoughts for those of us transitioning to a manager role, from my friend Cap Watkins | Sr. Product Design Manager at Etsy.

How Home Depot Copied Apple to Build an Ingenious New Bucket | Wired Design | Wired.com

Jan 2, 2014
How Home Depot Copied Apple to Build an Ingenious New Bucket | Wired Design | Wired.com:

“A leader’s job is not to prevent risk, but to build the capability to recover when failures occur,”…”

Jul 19, 2013
““A leader’s job is not to prevent risk, but to build the capability to recover when failures occur,” Rosenberg says. “There’s such a thing as good failure and bad failure. A good one happens quickly and provides plenty of lessons. A bad one takes a long time and you don’t learn anything. Leaders don’t prevent failures. They prevent bad failures.””

- 42 Rules to Lead by from the Man Who Defined Google’s Product Strategy

“I’d love there to be more ways to highlight the amazing products and services out there that are…”

Jun 20, 2013
“I’d love there to be more ways to highlight the amazing products and services out there that are developed by individuals and tiny teams, to celebrate the local shops of the web. Let’s support those people who are crafting small, sustainable businesses—the people who know their customers and are not interested in chasing a lottery-winning dream of acquisition, but instead are happy to make a living making a good thing that other people love.”

- Rachel Andrew of Perch on A List Apart

“I’d love there to be more ways to highlight the amazing products and services out there that are…”

Jun 20, 2013
“I’d love there to be more ways to highlight the amazing products and services out there that are developed by individuals and tiny teams, to celebrate the local shops of the web. Let’s support those people who are crafting small, sustainable businesses—the people who know their customers and are not interested in chasing a lottery-winning dream of acquisition, but instead are happy to make a living making a good thing that other people love.”

- Rachel Andrew of Perch on A List Apart