I’m not out to prove to anyone that I’m right and they are wrong. I want people to discuss ideas and consider possibilities. That is the new perspective I’ve adopted on being creative, today.
Looking Back On The Future of User Experience
The future has nothing to do with tech but people, critical thought and leadership. I gave a talk 8 years ago in Montréal where I suggested that the future for #UX would fall into five areas, if we were to see progress.
The Future of Work: Staying Actively Open-Minded
The last great barrier to better outcomes demands that we act as though our judgment is a work in progress.
We Exist Inside the Stories of Our Minds
Intelligence is a toolbox we use to reach a given goal, but strictly speaking it doesn’t entail motives and goals by itself. The motivation of our AI’s will stem from the existing building blocks of our society.
I Walked Into a Bar and Discovered The Meaning of Ownership
What’s the level of psychological ownership in your organization today? What if the level of psychological ownership turns out not to be high enough to move ahead? In this story I share how I applied this theory in sharing research results with senior leaders, managers, and teams.
You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know…And That’s The Problem
The information age has created somewhat of a paradox. While the world has access to the wisdom of several ages, we continue to work from a position of professional and individual absolutes.
Between the Chalk Dust and the Hot Rods
Many experiences over the course of our lives shape who we become and what we value. This story points out my own bias based on stereotypes of titles and roles with an organization. Ken had a great impact on my life and you’ll not likely guess their title or profession. Wait for it …
The Whole Is Not The Same As The Sum Of Its Parts
In a world that argues for best practices and processes within each profession, what if we considered the actual construct Aristotle proposed nearly 2400 years ago? The whole is not the same as the sum of its parts.
Growth Requires Diversity and Quantity of Ideas
In 2018 the Nobel Prizer winner in Economics was Paul Romer. His “New Growth” theory suggests that we need more ideas as the world’s population continues to decrease. If we consider the quality of ideas that comes from a diverse group of people, we also need to consider getting more ideas on the table. We can only accomplish that by removing generational divides.
That brief moment in time when design and code were aligned.
There was a point in time when individuals had to learn code, design, and understand the business in order to make things work. While this was more challenging than today, the benefits to me were immense. I learned early on that success wasn’t about how we got to the solution. It was how we always got to a better solution, together.
Let’s Start by Cleaning Up Your Room
As we’ve built platforms that are tightly-coupled and complex it is more important than ever to focus on solving problems, not simply fixing issues. In this story I share one of many experiences where gaining alignment helped the organization step forward.