Putting Content First: An Interview with Chris Collette

Last week I had the chance to chat with Christopher Collette. Chris is currently a principal at Clarity Group. According to his bio, he has been “practicing content strategy long before it had a name.” I reached out to Chris because he is someone with a well-established career and is also an alumnus of Pratt …

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Asking Why: An Interview with Natalie Blair

I recently had the opportunity to interview Natalie Blair. Although Natalie and I are acquainted through our mutual love of roller derby, I wanted to pick her brain on her experience transitioning into the field of UX and to see if she had any pieces of advice for someone hoping to do the same. Natalie …

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“Is Design Metrically Opposed?”: Balancing Quantitative & Qualitative Metrics

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the 16th annual IA Summit in Minneapolis, MN. According to its homepage, the IA Summit is “the world’s most prestigious gathering of information architects, user experience designers, content strategists, and all those who work to create and manage information spaces.” The conference was nothing short of amazing–it …

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Sky Guide iPhone app (good design)

Sky Guide, a star and constellation guide for iPhone is a brilliantly simple and intuitive app that adds a fun new dimension to stargazing for all ages. Sky Guide’s conceptual model perfectly aligns with the mental model of stargazing. Although Sky Guide provides no instructions when opened for the first time, users can instantly infer …

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The Chronicle iPad app (bad design)

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the leading news source for all things academia related in the United States and around the world. As a subscription incentive, The Chronicle boasts that print subscribers also receive free access to the Chronicle’s digital edition via their iPad app. As a print subscriber to The Chronicle and an …

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