12 July 2012

Our next Gotham City

In 2011, we put out the call and UX designers descended on Chicago, tackling a broad range of social challenges, including urban violence, economic sustainability and community mental health. In 2012, we sounded the alarm and UX designers came to New Orleans, going deep to improve the lives of local musicians. We’re now planning for […]

12 July 2012

Putting the you in UX for Good

I know definitively that UX designers don’t know how powerful they are. Having just wrapped our second UX for Good event, I have worked alongside some of the most talented UX designers in the country – and even they didn’t know the value they bring to every challenge, including the most intractable social challenges. We […]

26 February 2012

The world needs UX

“There are plenty of us cobbling together big ideas to save the world and plenty more doing the hard, day-to-day work of making those ideas real. But there’s a gap between insight and action, between intent and improved conditions. I believe UX – user experience design for you newcomers to the conversation – is both […]

26 February 2012

You are bigger than a wireframe

“I’m convinced that UX designers don’t understand how much value they truly have. While we’ve solved countless interaction design challenges, advanced the usability and engagement of ecommerce and are working to create experiences that adapt to device and context, we have even more untapped, raw potential. Over my career, I’ve seen our profession completely change […]

26 February 2012

Partnering with UX for Good

“Music is not just important to New Orleans – it is deeply integrated into the economy, culture, and identity of the city and its people. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, there was no way to help New Orleans recover without understanding this. That’s why MusiCares – a non-profit initiative of the GRAMMYs – established […]