I’m not looking to rule the world, I’m not looking to create a permanent brand. It’s a quality-of-life issue with me. Am I having fun? Am I surrounded by people I like? Are we proud of what we’re doing? Do we have anything to regret when we look in the mirror tomorrow? Those things are […]
This is part 3 in a short series I’m doing on finding an IA job. Read the previous parts: part 1, part 2 The always eloquent Mark Hurst had a great piece recently on the importance and value of listening entitled Listening is Hard. Two things in particular stuck out for me as an important […]
My latest article, A Case for Mentorship, is now up on UX Magazine. In the article I explore the value of mentorship in the UX space, some of the requirements of being a mentor and some of my lessons learned over the past few years of mentoring. Enjoy.
Great advice from Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement address at Stanford University: When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I […]
I few weeks ago I sat on a panel at Mount Royal College University here in Calgary. The panel was for new students to the Faculty of Communications which encompasses the Broadcasting, Journalism, Public Relations and Information Design programs. I had a great time, but was struck by the number of students who had parents […]
This is part 2 in a short series I’m doing on finding an IA job. Read part one of finding an IA job: practice. Networking is critical and especially important since many jobs in our field are filled not via traditional job postings, but rather through word-of-mouth. Who you know matters and is a big factor […]
This is the first in a multi-part series I’m doing about finding an information architecture (IA) job. Hope you enjoy. One of the challenges for people trying to become and IA is how to gain experience so they can find employment and build their skills. It’s the classic “chicken and egg” story — you need […]