Category: User Centered Design

What brings people together isn’t always understood, but I’m starting to believe that when we’re touched deeply, there is a hook of some sort, even if we can’t label it. It’s something we feel but can’t always put into words. What keeps us together, returning, or tied to each other may be something unique, confusing, private and unexplainable. The incentive to hold on can change, even on a whim. It’s this way with relationships of any kind. It’s this wayRead more…

There’s an unusually high number of extraordinary writing this week that deserve mention. Each piece has something in it that may hit home for you and all are educational. First up is a debut article written for a print publication. The author, Sophie Wegat of Think Prospect, in Australia, is a Site Administrator for Cre8asiteforums and business owner. Her article is called Building a Website on a Budget (PDF link). She writes, When it comes to setting your online budgetRead more…

If you want to stand out in a crowd, be yourself. I have a passion for creative thinkers, funny writers, belly button ponderers and those who give more than they take. Here are some writers who impress me. In no particular order: Aaron Wall thinks a lot. His recent Inadequacy & the Chance to Change is sexy as hell. I could easily find myself wanting to sit for hours on end sucking in every word and getting high on allRead more…

Jim, Aaron, and Rand aren’t the only people pondering the question of blog subject limitations. I’ve been wrestling with it for a long time, not only in relation to my blog, but for the forums I’m an administrator for. Did I dare, for example, write about September 11 to an International readership? Not all of them care. Truly, I debated with writing for a few hours, posted on my forums, and waited again, because I was worried about writing hereRead more…

The white space I’m staring at here intimidates me everytime I show up to write on it. This is because I know I need an introductory statement that will catch someone’s interest and drag them deeper inside to see what’s next. It’s because I must come up with a post title that contains keywords (if I want it to come in topical searches), or raises your curiosity enough to see what I have to say. Then, I have to writeRead more…

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