How to Make Content Strategy Conferences Worth Your While

While there are more and more UX and content strategy courses available, there are few better ways to learn about specific topics and improve skills than attending conferences. But conferences take time to attend, and for many people conferences are overwhelming, overstimulating, and not worth the time and money. How can you make sure your next conference…

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Mental Health Design Guidelines

There are over 500 apps available to consumers that promise everything from relieving symptoms of depression to “curing” bipolar disorder. They are minimally regulated, and while some are fantastic, many others inadvertently hurt the very people they are trying to help. Why? In part because there are no guidelines to improve mental health design. Although…

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Marvel Comics and the Future of UI

I’m catching up on Agents of Shield, and (not a spoiler) there’s a robot (technically an Android, as she looks human)  in a recent Season 4 episode. She’s a nearly-perfect humanesque Android, and her creator pronounces she has come “through the Uncanny Valley and out the other side!” She’s any techie’s dream creation – ideally,…

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The Role of Requirements

I worked on a recent project with very enthusiastic stakeholders. They were very hands on, and we had many long requirements, strategy, and design discussions to come to consensus and take in feedback. Plus, they loved the design recommendations! AND they were on board with the content strategy! As a result they kept our team…

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Who Cares About Structured Content

What is structured content? And who cares? Content Strategists Care About Structured Content At this year’s CS Forum in Melbourne, Rachel Lovinger gave a brilliant talk about 10 (well, 8) things she has learned in 10 years as a content strategist. It inspired me. I started thinking about what content strategists know, compared to what…

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UX Kitteh… Revisited

It’s been three years since UX Kitteh made us laugh, and cry, and feel understood in the UX world. I was recently revisiting my own UX Kitteh contributions, and realized that I now own kittehs of my own. So I can create UX Kittehs based off their actions! Here they are, Nikki and Sim, putting…

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Why I Live Blog

This site has gotten a fair amount of notice lately. It’s mostly due to my live blogging at conferences such as Confab, LavaCon, and Congility. I’m thrilled! I love that I’m creating something valuable for others, and of course I’m happy to be promoted… but I’m always a bit disconcerted when someone thanks me for…

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