I've been on hiatus from this blog since I began curating the blog for GrantCraft. I will try to at least cross-post my personally-authored posts here and revive my own writing as time permits! What: Human-Centered Design (HCD) puts humans at the center of a creative and critical thinking process that promotes rapid generation of ideas, helps… Continue reading Human Centered Design: What, Who, Where, When, Why, How
Any of you who read my blog (loyal in my extended blogging absence!) know that the word “networking” is a little dirty to me because the intentions aren’t always as pure as “connecting”. However, I’m asked all the time how I approach networking at conferences. Here are some pointers I share: Do your research beforehand.… Continue reading Tips for “Networking” at a Conference
How many slaves work for you? There are 27 million slaves in the world today. Many of them contribute to the supply chains that end up in the products we use every day. Find out how many slaves work for you, and take action. This provocative site was shared by a design consultant in a… Continue reading What’s Your Slavery Footprint?
According to Carl Lange, these are the only two things you need to do to be successful, which he (very well) defines as taking advantage of personally interesting opportunities. Matt Swanson wrote a follow-up post with the reminder that telling people about what you do can come in the form of writing, of blogging. I… Continue reading Do things, tell people.
From Touching Strangers by Richard Renaldi.
Great news clip on accessibility through one East Village resident’s eyes. (via Former Ms. Wheelchair America Struggles with East Village Curbs and Steps)(Source: http://download.macromedia.com/)
My email metadata from the last year as a graph. It’s amazing what data is out there and how we can visualize and drill into it.
Dove conducted an experiment about how women perceive their own beauty. Very interesting to watch. [Update 4/18/2013: I have heard as much negative about this ad as positive over the last several days. Posting was not an endorsement but rather a spark of conversation. My personal opinion: On one level, this is fascinating to see… Continue reading
You’re calling a general line and don’t know who will pick up. Here’s a list of my top 7 telephone tips resulting in better communication and customer service: Identify yourself. Who are you and what is your affiliation? It’s very hard to field an inquiry without someone knowing who you are. Most people forget this.… Continue reading Top 7 telephone tips for calling a company’s main line