Inspirational talks for smart people.
Nothing at the moment. Stay tuned!
PM Loves KJ
Denver UX Meetup, November 16 2016
At the Denver UX Meetup in November, I walked people through the fabulousness that is KJ analysis – and, naturally, we did it all in a gameshow format.
Repeatable Magic (watch the video!)
CreativeMornings Denver, September 2016
What goes into our work as designers? How do we make our stuff magical? Once we learn that, what can a repeatable creative process afford us? In this talk I walked through every single step of my creative process – both the beauty and the mess.
Design & Development for the 2020s (with Steve Tonkin)
SharePoint Fest Denver, March 2016
The tools & tech we use for working together have changed dramatically. In this new talk, Steve and I looked at the past, present, and future of intranets, highlighting what matters most right now.
Better Living Through Design
WebVisions Portland, May 2015
Research, strategy, small experiments, feedback: great for building products and just as good for designing your life. In this talk I shared how our tools can improve our most important clients: ourselves.
Elysse and I shared philosophies and strategies for ensuring kids are curious and interested in technology. We gave parents solid challenges: put down your phone, model your online sharing behavior for your kids, and take something apart with them, too.
Better Living Through Design (slides)
WebVisions Chicago, September 2014
When you apply design thinking to your life, what happens? In this updated version of my talk I walked through the overall design process and how our tools can help make us better people.
Tablet First Redux (with Abi Jones and Christian Crumlish)
IXDA SF Redux, May 2014
The San Francisco chapter of IXDA invited me, Abi, and Christian to present a redux of our SXSW talk. We explored similar topics as before, but veered a little more into wearables.
Christian, Abi, and I spoke on this panel about the concept of "tablet first". Topics included the overall approach, pitfalls, and rewards. We landed a few sweet jokes too.
I spoke at the first Chicago event for World IA Day, focusing on applying the overall design process to one's life... and Clooney.
Mapping Business Value to UX Strategy: A Case Study (with Lis Hubert)
UX STRAT, Atlanta GA, September 2013
Lis and I spoke at the inaugural UX STRAT conference about a workshop we created, focusing on tying UX activities directly to business goals.
My team at Gogo and I worked together on this presentation. My stories focused on organizational structures and how to best send and receive design feedback; I also played guitar for our musical intermission.