Tag Archives: UX

Look At You Not Working

There you are with your feet up. Flipping through a magazine. Having a grand old time even though those annoying subscription cards keep falling out. (How many of them are in there?) Some people might question your commitment to your job. But should they? Procrastination used to be a nasty word. It was a term […]

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When getting a grilled cheese is impossible, we all lose

Today is Crepes Friday. Most days, I work in downtown Chicago. SHC has offices in a couple buildings there, but no cafeteria facilities. This isn’t a problem because there’s a multitude of places to eat within an iPad’s throw of the office. I could probably find a place that made a great grilled cheese, but […]

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You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier Thoughts and Reflections

It didn’t take me very long to read this book as it was like listening to someone articulate many of the issues and concerns floating through my subconscious for the last 15 years. Jaron is referred to as the “Godfather of Virtual Reality” and a very loud voice for what he considers a true “fight […]

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Privacy & Transparancy, Part 2 of 3

Newsflash from SXSW Privacy seminar: “Online environments are not nearly as stable as offline environments,” boyd said. Social expectations develop, but changes to a product can completely disrupt them. The collateral damage can often be pretty serious for users’ lives. For example, she cited a teenage girl who had moved away from an abusive father. […]

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Ahhhh tag clouds. Gotta love ’em

Or maybe not. That’s one of the current debates up in our little Keebler Tree here at UXSears. We’re going to be changing things quite a bit, shortly. New ways of interacting with our customers and letting them interact with each other, but also we’d like to use some experiences that have been around for […]

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