Thoughts and Ideas both personal and professional.

Tending your ideas is an obligation

I currently feel sad, hurt, and disappointed. It has nothing to do with anything at work. Something felt off. I did what I usually do to figure out problems. I went for a walk, found a nice...

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Take California

It’s been almost two years since I moved back to Seattle for the second time. The city of New York is a really special place in my heart and it was difficult to move away from there,...

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Abstract For My New Talk: Making Together

Talk Title: Making Together: The Need for Organizations to Have Internal Studios Abstract: The practice of design, engineering, and product management has been see as the foundational aspect for building products. However, as product roles continue to evolve...

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Planning my 2017 speaking engagements

I cannot believe that 2016 is already coming to an end! As the year comes to a draw, I am planning on scheduling my speaking engagements for 2017. “What topics do you speak about?”, you might ask?...

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There and back again

This year I have been giving a talk called “There and back again: the journey of product discovery and exploration” at conferences and meet ups. The essence of this talk is about exploring creative ways to generate...

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Designing Native Prototypes With Xcode

I am a huge fan of doing prototypes natively, especially on iOS. When some designers hear Xcode, they might cringe or be intimidated. Though Xcode does have a bit of a learning curve, it is no different than...

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Don’t build The Homer

Much of my time these days is focusing on working with product designers of various skills either at my current work or externally. Coaching and mentoring other designers has become something I deeply love. It was the...

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I’m speaking at UX Cambridge

I’m so thrilled to have been accepted to speak at UX Cambridge. My talk is called There and Back: The Journey of Product Discovery and Exploration. Abstract: Product strategy is evolving and becoming less clear, as is...

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Me too! Designers Working in Xcode

My talk from Seattle Xcoders in April is up. As always, thank you for having me speak!

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Slides and links from Cocoa Conf 2016

Thank you for those who attended my talk There and Back Again at Cocoa Conf 2016. Dual Track Scrum Time-Boxing Product Discovery How Picasso’s Guernica Has Shaped Our Understanding of Creativity View Slides

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