4 ways to stop wasting your users time

If this is you’re 1st time here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed or by email. Thanks for visiting! Everyone is very guarded about their time. There’s a finite amount each and every single day. It’s precious, so we should make sure we stop wasting it at every given chance we get — especially when trying[…]

Should your Product manager be the Product Owner

In some larger organizations, you may find that these two roles are split. And although I heavily disagree with this decision, they aren’t technically wrong. Truth is the founders of Scrum didn’t explicitly say that the Product Owner is the Product Manager. If they had, the role of a Product Owner wouldn’t be so ambiguous. Nonetheless….[…]

Top 3 Product Priorities

Your Startups Top 3 Priorities  Once you have built your product and it’s in the market, there are only three things that matter: distribution (getting the product into users’ hands), engagement(validating that you’ve built the right product and that users are using it), and monetization (making money from those engaged users). This is your strategy. Breaking strategy into these three[…]

Designing for opposable thumbs

One of the easiest to understand, yet still one of the most abused concepts when breathing life into your mobile product is that your interface, disregarding for the moment it’s pixel aesthetics, should indeed be optimized ‘ergonomically’ for your users. Yes, the makers of said devices should have hopefully carefully thought this through; however, when[…]

Mobile, Metrics & Mayhem

Mobile analytics from vince baskerville Due to changes in my schedule, I unfortunately couldn’t stay for the entire conference, however I still enjoyed the few sessions I was able to attend at Internet Summit 2012 at Raleigh, NC and had a blast during my mini-workshop session. The abstract This is my deck for the mini-workshop on Mobile Analytics for Internet[…]

Tears of sadness, understanding & joy

  Stepping down For many of my close friends and family they already knew of the hard decision that was readily approaching. My time at TripLingo has ended. I am no longer an active member of the team and although today isn’t the official ‘last day’ working fulltime at TripLingo, I have been meaning to write[…]

Being a UX team of one: Understanding your strengths & weaknesses

View more presentations from vince baskerville I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Sydney, NSW Australia recently for the WebDU 2012 conference and had an amazing time! The abstract Small UX teams have unique challenges. Knowing how to deal with having fewer resources and possibly feeling creative isolation, or worse organizational ignorance and/or hostility. This[…]

Semantics, LESS, and Sarcasm

(no direct audio… feed is from camera) I recently gave a presentation on LESS at a local (Atlanta, GA) HTML5 meetup to ~120 or so people from the area. Wesley Hales does an amazing job as the main Organizer of the group, and also has graciously recorded the event for others to watch later. The[…]