Skip to main content

Hello My Old Job - User Experience Design Expert Goes Back to Work For YOU

Sorry for the delay in posts over the months. I effed up. Somebody in DC dangled a wad of bills in front of my face, made a lot of false promises, and lured me into a full-time-job. I was really excited to officially be a "Director of User Experience" at an established start-up ... but it didn't work out. I was a "director" in title only and so I had to quit. I really, really did not appreciate this start-up misrepresenting the job to me. And I'm sure the recruiter violated several of LinkedIn's terms of service. Despite the falling out with DC start-up they still moved forward and published my work (which is good, I guess, in a ridiculous kinda way).

But that's all in the past now and I am back at my old job doing rock-star level UX design consulting and loving it. Over the past couple of months I've been able to dive into a wonderful classroom management website. My upcoming projects include a Maryland custom home builder and another start-up in California.

I've been reading a lot about how designers are hard to find and in high demand (in New York)... If this is true just reach out - a little further, than NYC. There are lots talented remote contractors like me who would LOVE to work with New York start-ups. Don't buy int to the pessimistic view that we're hard to find - all you need to do is USE THE INTERNET to find us. Voila!

Some fun articles:


Popular posts from this blog

NECO Alliance Rebates - Maytag, Samsung Appliance Rebates are Complete Bullshit

I just got tricked out of $300 I was told I was going to rebates from the purchase of my brand new $1500 Samsung refrigerator & Maytag dishwasher. Now, I can't recommend buying anything Samsung, Maytag, OR from Cummins Appliance after this customer experience.

Here's ONE of the incredibly lame emails I just received from NECO Alliance

Thank you for participating in the SAMSUNG APPLIANCES MARCH NECO ALLIANCE VISA REWARD CARD promotion. (March promotion? Never knew that...)

Your request for a rebate has been received and is being processed.

Unfortunately your rebate was rejected due to the following reason(s):
 -RECEIVED PAST POSTMARK (Gee, there was no deadline on my form!)

This email has been generated by an automated service machine.
   Emails sent to this address WILL NOT be responded to.
(You SUCK!)
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

I guess I sent the rebate …

UX Design Process aka Web Product Design Process

So... I'm on Pinterest updating a 'board' for my portfolio and I discover that other people have pinned my Experience Design Process graphic from my website. Apparently this graphic comes right up in Google Searches if you search on on Experience Design Process. Since the image on my site is small I'm re-posting the graphic here! Can anybody guess what this image was originally create for?

I don't know what I was thinking about these colors!

So what is going on here?
In the middle of the graphic is a series of linear main steps to take in order to design an interactive digital product. The process starts with identifying a project's goals and ends with meeting those goals. In order to meet those goals you need to do some careful work... Surrounding the steps are a set of tasks (or methodologies) to perform in order to complete each step of the process. Over-arching the entire process are guidelines like "vetting" and "informed iteration" (show…

How to Help Grandparents with Their Technology

I'm sitting here writing this on my dad's old iMac realizing I could have done a better job helping him with technology over the past few years. I feel like a bad daughter, an interaction designer ought to do a lot better for their parents. My dad was very capable, and fiercely wanted his independence, so I didn't bother him.  Still, I was already doing "tech support" for friends and strangers, and I'm realizing now that I could have saved myself a bit of work after he passed me on his gadgets. So here's my advice to people who have an older parent or friend, even if they are not a luddite!

Make yourself the Admin.
Set up their gmail, give yourself access.  Give them their password, make sure it's super easy to remember but tell them not to reuse this password for any reason anywhere.

Set up their iCloud, Amazon Prime, YouTube etc tethered to their new Gmail.  Yes, plug their credit card into these accounts, they're still independent! Give them their…