Designing with Empathy

This weekend I had the pleasure of speaking at the inaugural edition of Open Source & Feelings. It was an amazing conference tackling some really hard topics. I received really great feedback from the audience on my “Designing with Empathy” talk and several asked for the transcript as they couldn’t take notes fast enough. So … [Read more…]

Imposter Syndrome Sucks

But we do it to ourselves. I battle imposter syndrome every day. In fact I made a distinct decision back in 2009 to “fake it until I make it”. I got fired for poor performance (I was severely depressed at the time which affected my work). While out of work in a down economy, I … [Read more…]

I’ll be Speaking at Scotland JS

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I’m super excited to officially announce that I’ll be presenting my ‘UX of Stairs’ talk this May at Scotland JS in Edinburgh. This will be my first time leaving the United States other than a few trips to Ottawa, Canada when I was a kid, but does that really count? Just 3 days after CodePaLousa … [Read more…]

MidwestUX – UX of Stairs

I took a little time off from speaking due to the new job and how difficult it was to gauge my abilities given my diagnosis of Chronic Subjective Dizziness (more commonly known as forever having vertigo without a reason). But this summer as I became more aware of my abilities and the story I have … [Read more…]

CSS Process and Workflow

For the last month I have been trying to spend more time with improving my workflow in front end development. Then at work I got the opportunity to present my findings to my team. I put this little deck together on http://slid.es, which uses reveal.js to make pretty presentations. I spoke about two tools (Sass … [Read more…]

CodePaLOUsa: Day One

What a fun day! There was a little confusion in the scheduling, but everything worked out well. It does appear some people interpreted the schedule to have me presenting the same thing twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. I was under the impression that I was presenting once all day. As … [Read more…]

CodePaLOUsa 2013

This week is CodePaLOUsa in Louisville, Kentucky. I hear it is pronounced L-uh-villl, but maybe I'm wrong. I'll be on stage twice this weekend presenting "Turning the Titanic: Getting Large Enterprise to Think Mobile First" and doing a workshop on Thursday, "Bulding Great Web Experiences for All Users" with a focus on accessibility. You can … [Read more…]