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  1. The Denver UX Designer Starter Kit

    UPDATE #23, DEC 2 2019 When I started my design career 25 years ago, designers didn’t have it easy. Computing was expensive. The sharing economy hadn’t hit. “File transfers” required driving your car with a disk in your hand. Design resources were few and far between. The internet was a…

  2. What the Hell is Going On? Doing Research in an Unfamiliar Context

    Looking for Matt’s slide deck for tonight’s talk? https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KJvtDITX_-BZ7CLIuxZK0_wc1ZWhUTUXckeB6jPfdcE — Thursday, April 18, 6pm Skookum https://www.meetup.com/DenverUX/events/258605011/ Description: We all love the idea of designing for something on the horizon, innovating and shaping the future of products at the cutting edge of technology. However, when we are faced with such tasks,…

  3. The Structure of Retainer Deals for UX Designers

    I want to say this up front (as many people will disagree with the approach), but I don’t generate written contracts. I’m not litigious in any sense—I’m relational. I tend to believe that business relationships generally end when my effectiveness ends, so I work on conflict resolution and then, if

  4. In Response to Ageism in Tech

    ** While I have been lucky enough not to experience more than one occasion of overt ageism (an interview with a startup with a young age average), I welcome the competition. I would add a few traits to your assessment of the older designer—we are also commonly more competitive and…

  5. Reiswig Card Designs Selected for Feature

    Every once in a while, I get an opportunity to talk about my branding work. And let me just say, I love it. I’ve been doing branding from the beginning. If you hit my bio, you’ll see I was inspired early on by designing brands. For me, branding is a…

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