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Amazon Echo: Two new devices in 14 days

On April 26, Amazon introduced a new device in the Echo ecosystem. From Amazon Developer’s Blog: “Echo Look is a hands-free camera and style assistant that helps customers look their best. Using just their voice, customers can take full-length photos and short videos so they can see themselves from every angle and create lookbooks using […]

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To Be Designed

Cocktail hour by yumikrum -CC BY 2.0

On Tuesday, April 25, I attended To Be Designed, a one-day virtual conference produced by Rosenfeld Media. Topics were AI and UX heavy—awesome. The speakers were stellar. My notes are copious and I will probably have to watch some presentations again to absorb ideas. What are my key takeaways? IoT is about service Mike Kuniavsky‘s talk,  The UX […]

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Paper by Dropbox

Dropbox Paper

On Saturday, I went down a productivity app rabbit hole while my son was taking a nap. Every so often, I reassess the tools that I use and decide if I should try others or stick with the same ones. The tool that bugs me at the moment is Evernote. I’ve tried it many times and, […]

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Reframing

A few months after our son was born, things started to look up: My wife and I were getting more sleep and I was getting more help with I CARE IF YOU LISTEN. Pockets of spare time started to emerge—oh, joy! I started brainstorming about things I should do with this time, things that I loved doing and was good […]

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Web, Email, Social Media and French Accent

This Spring took me by surprise. I had a couple of big projects at Cornell (our second Giving Day was one of them—I’ll write about it at some point) and I spent the whole month of May in France, on parental leave. I didn’t have much time to plan my posts, let alone to write […]

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9 Things to Check Before Hitting Send

You have some exciting news to share with your subscribers and you can’t wait to hit the send button. Wait! Take a minute to go through this (technical) checklist. You might have missed something… Check your spelling (and Grammar) With every browser now offering spellchecking, it feels impossible to miss a typo. Well, it still happens and […]

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My favorite free UX design tools

Proto.io is a UX platform that helps designers “create beautiful fully interactive, animated prototypes that tell the full story.” I was honored to be featured on their blog in today’s post about Top 13 Free UX Design Tools to Add to Your Arsenal. My top three, out of these thirteen, are: Optimal Workshop Hotjar Peek by UserTesting […]

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Real-Time Crowdfunding: NX Creative Lab in London

I recently discovered a London-based collective that is doing something fresh in the field of crowdfunding, and that could successfully be applied to music. NX Creative Lab organizes events where attendees vote on projects and the winners leave with cash. I loved the idea and talked to Alexandra Střelcová, one of the founders of NX Creative Lab. What […]

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How to Build Your Email List at Concerts

Have you visited a Barnes and Noble recently? Or a Container Store? Then you must have been asked during check out: “Can I have your email address?” Do you know why they ask? They ask because: you’re here it can make sense in the context of a purchase, when loyalty is rewarded (“Do you have a […]

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