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Joshua Ledwell
Boston, MA, USA
Battle-scarred user experience practitioner.
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The most important career skill -- possibly even the most important life skill -- of the new decade will be successfully managing distractions to get important stuff done. If you think you're a great multitasker, you're wrong. For example, people's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2010 at Compete on Usability
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In searching for a new job recently, I've seen many companies disregard the users of their career website pages. Most clutter this section of their websites with mission and branding statements, meaningless photos of smug professional people, even slick video... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2010 at Compete on Usability
Driven by the U.S. economic stimulus package, which earmarked billions of dollars to upgrade the nation's health information technology, user experience is in vogue across the American health industry. I saw the results of this at the 2010 Boston Mini-UPA... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at Compete on Usability
Driven by the U.S. economic stimulus package, which earmarked billions of dollars to upgrade the nation's health information technology, user experience is in vogue across the American health industry. I saw the results of this at the 2010 Boston Mini-UPA... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at Compete on Usability
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Christina Wodtke explains in a new blog post what's wrong with wireframes. She contends wireframes are a holdover from when information architects and graphic designers were still learning the Web. Now, they're constricting the design and development process for today's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2010 at Compete on Usability
I talked to a number of practitioners at a usability event recently, and one theme I recognized throughout can be summed up as delivering to deadline, paying the bills, or meeting tough business goals. What it feels like, however, is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2009 at Compete on Usability
Rock on. The mainstream news media are way too quick to parrot whatever corporate and government interests spoon-feed them. Blogs are a very important way to check that tendency. I think people are also willing to accept the rosy view because of "disaster fatigue." How much bad economic news can we take before it just makes us numb?