RE: Design

I am curating a conference! Feeling a bit deer in headlights but I am super stoked and am having a blast figuring it out. RE:DESIGN, which will be held here in San Francisco in May. It’s very interesting to be thinking about designing a conference experience. I am thankful I don’t have to design the…

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Beyond Design

Back in the days of the Bauhaus, designers were multi-faceted. The designers that many of us studied in school and admired for their modernist thinking about type and layout and grids, were also designing fabric and theatrical sets and exploring photography and writing plays. We don’t hear a lot about the other sides of these…

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Who you are versus who you present yourself to be online

Recently Google launched Google Plus and in the process, they have required that people use their real names as their identity. This is causing tremendous issues—suspension of accounts deemed not “real”, suspending accounts because of pseudonyms. In our book, Christian and I talk about identity, about owning your words and owning your reputation. We proposed…

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The Ultimate in Grids

I have long been a proponent of grid systems in design. After all, I started out as a print designer working on annual reports and other multipage projects. The grid has been harder to apply in reasonable ways online but I still love the order of working with an underlying structure and the challenge of…

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Where I will be in the near future

A few more events are coming up that I will be involved in: Web 2.0 Expo Keynote talk: Start Using UX as a Weapon March 29th, 4:45 pm, Main Stage I will be a judge, along with an impressive panel of amazing designers and web people for the 2011 Webvisionary Awards at Webvisions this year….

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Conference season is upon us

I will be attending Interactions 11 in Boulder next week. I am not presenting, just attending, but Tangible UX is looking for strong independent UX people to work with, so I would love to meet with you. Christian Crumlish and I will be presenting a short keynote talk at Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco…

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Organizing your pattern libary

[Part 6 of a series on Patterns. Organizing the pattern library for a design team.] Organizing a pattern library is like organizing any other large body of content. You need to look at the content you have as well as the content to be developed and come up with a primary and a potentially a…

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Go With the Flow

Go With the Flow :: Web Visions 2010, May20 View more presentations from erin malone. I gave a new talk today at Web Visions 2010. Called Go With the Flow, this talk covers ideas, techniques and optimization recommendations for customer acquisition, onboarding, engagement and virality in growing social sites. The second half of the talk…

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