One of our core values at Newfangled is to maintain an ongoing cycle of learning and teaching, so I'm thrilled to spend much of my time sharing what I've learned about the web with my colleagues and our clients. The rest of my time is spent managing the personnel and systems that keep Newfangled producing.
I've written articles on the the current and future state of the web for Newfangled, PRINT Magazine; HOW Magazine and their blog at HOW Interactive Design; Smashing Magazine, my personal blog, and am the author of The Strategic Web Designer: How to Confidently Navigate the Web Design Process.
I speak often on interactive design and digital marketing topics. Some of my recent talks have covered studying user behavior, entrepreneurship, the future of content marketing, the web design process, responsive design, getting interactive design feedback, content strategy and production, emerging technologies in public health, writing for creative people, and something I call technosprawl.
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A few weeks ago, I spoke at the HOW Interactive Design Conference in Chicago. As a member of the Advisory Board, I’ve helped to shape the programming of this conference for the last three years. We’ve learned a ton, and I saw many of those learnings applied in this year’s event. It was definitely the strongest one yet — a great location, a great crowd, and fantastic content. One of the talks I gave was on usability testing, which I’d like to share with you below. As you’ll see in the agenda, a big portion of it involved doing live usability testing from stage. At some point, I think HOW will release video of this. In the meantime, I’ll provide a few big takeaways from a couple of the tests we ran... more
2013 is dying, and so it's time to commemorate it again in the form of giftable pulp. That means another mixbook! This one makes number five in a row. Each one has been an experiment, and so there are a few new details in this one that I'm excited for you to discover. You can't buy this book, though. It's a gift, not a product. I've printed a limited number of copies and will be solemnly distributing it to the members of our secret cabal in the next few weeks. If you'd like to join us, contact me and we'll begin initiation rites. More details inside... more
“Months would be nice.” That’s what Andrew Slavitt replied when asked how much time would have been necessary to properly test the Affordable Care Act website before launching it earlier this month. As it turned out, they were only given two weeks... more