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Learn by Teaching

Over the past couple of years I’ve shifted away from designing products to designing classes. This wasn’t a conscious transition but when I realized what was happening I was surprisingly pleased with myself. Turns out I like teaching (who knew?). … Continue reading

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Designers — an untapped pool of Agile leadership

Implementing an agile product development process has many challenges. One that is not regularly addressed is who will lead each of the scrum teams. Many organizations default to the, seemingly obvious, answer of the scrum master. Often ill-defined (even with … Continue reading

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20 years of technology and music – my interview with Carbon Leaf

(Note: This post is a bit of a departure from my usual content. For those who don’t know, there was a period of time where I was an aspiring musician – I play keyboards – and played with a couple … Continue reading

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The Human Cannonball – A Story of Untested Assumptions

In May of 1995 I graduated from James Madison University with my bachelor’s degree. It was a Saturday. On Sunday I packed all of my worldly belongings (essentially a mattress, a dresser, a Bob Marley poster and my 1984 Suzuki … Continue reading

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Designing with remote teams

I will be speaking on working and designing with distributed teams at this year’s IA Summit in Baltimore, MD. As the author of a book on collaboration – a book that touts the benefits of collocated teams – the reality … Continue reading

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The Lean UX Book is now available!

It is with great excitement that I announce the launch of the Lean UX book. We’ve talked about it for a long time (close to 18 months) and it’s finally a reality. Read this book! It will cover: how to … Continue reading

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Off on the right foot…

It’s January 2013 – the month and year I turn 40. I’m not one to get hung up on age. In fact I’m a big believer in that old saying that you’re only as old as you feel. I feel … Continue reading

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We’ve joined New Context!

I’m thrilled to share that Proof, the product design studio we (Giff Constable, Josh Seiden) founded earlier this year has been acquired by New Context. Starting immediately, we will be the NYC office of New Context offering a full array … Continue reading

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Why have you not written anything here in 2 months?

Quick update on the next blog post(s) coming up here. I’ve been swamped with launching a new business, speaking around the world, writing for a few other publications and putting the finishing touches on the Lean UX book. This has … Continue reading

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Remote collaborative brainstorming and sketching – Part I

I’ve been facilitating design studios with collocated teams for years. Many, including me, have covered the benefits of collaboratively sketching new ideas and concepts with a cross-functional team. Recently though, I was tasked with bringing this exercise to a distributed … Continue reading

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