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Design Thinking in the Queen City

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I moved to Cincinnati for the first time in May of 2018, and my #1 goal was to get involved in the UX community quickly, and in a meaningful way.  I went to some Meetups and started meeting people and making new friends and connections. I started talking about a design Mastermind to a few of […]

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Taxonomy – A UX Secret Weapon

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Why Knowing Your Data is CriticalTaxonomy is the science of classification and hierarchy that began in the worlds of science and biology and can be quite useful in the tech world of data and content (which I’m going to classify here as data for simplicity) in ways that might surprise you. And the UX I’m referring […]

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From UX to CX – Evolving the Enterprise

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During a recent conversation with my friend and mentor Jeff Sward, talk of evolution and revolution arose. Evolution to soften the harder edge of revolution to be more precise.Said he (as close as I can get to the exact words), “When you start talking about change, most people hear ‘Revolution!’ and it’s uncomfortable for them. They’ll […]

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Think UX Isn’t Crucial to Your Success? Think Again.

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First, Consider this BI DefinitionIt’s generally accepted that Business Intelligence, or BI, is the practice of finding and using data to analyze a business, from quantitative measures like dollars and units, to qualitative measures like customer satisfaction.  This is accomplished in modern business through the use of technology that takes the data and spits out […]

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UX Design 101: Context in BI/Analytics Design

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What’s the Context, Dude?The first question I ask the stakeholder when starting any new UX research and design project is:             “What’s the context?” If that question can’t be answered, I know there’s more up-front work to be done before anything else happens.  When you ask this question, be prepared for a range of responses that swing […]

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UX in the Trenches

Ah UX, that misunderstood, misrepresented, and down right mystical practice that has some still scratching their heads. In the digital world – where I tend to do most of my work – user experience (UX) design is a combination of research, prototyping, and design.  It’s part Information Architecture, part user interface design, part independent work and […]

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