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Art of Program Managment

My former mentor and co-worker, Scott Berkun, has written a great book on program managment. The art of program managment. The book covers a lot of topics including: Ideas and what to do with them, writing specifications, decision making, leadership and managment. Scott’s a great writer and has a lot of experience as a program […]

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Two Books in my head

There are two books that have gotten my brain thinking. 1) Myths of Innovation is a fun and easy read by Scott Berkun that explores the myths and truths behind the process of creating new ideas and bringing these ideas to market. The book is really well researched and really made me consider if the […]

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How NOT to write an NDA

I used to think that a Non-Disclosure-Agreement (NDA) was a useful tool in business. I’ve now decided it’s a wedge that gets in the way of progress and conversations. A typical scenario is between someone with an idea and someone who’s in the position to help fullfil that idea. This can be a VC with money, […]

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Power Favorites for Twitter Pros

Favorites on the popular twitter service have limited use. After being on the service for over a year I had managed to favorite only a few stories and checking with some others online it seemed that few people were making use of the feature as the feature was originally intended. I’ve found a better way […]

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9 Things I didn’t know about the iPad

The keyboard design isn’t as slick as the iPhone keyboard design It’s not quite a MacBook keyboard layout and it’s not an iPhone keyboard layout either. Commit actions like, done, go, search aren’t colored like on the iPhone. The dashes, dots, commas are hard to distinguish. On the iPhone a typewriter like key pops out […]

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Gravity and White board Markers

Gravity pulls ink down. If you store your markers in a cup like I do you’ll always get squeaky markers that perpetually run out.  A better way to store them is perhaps upside down, like new ketchup bottles, they working with gravity. The problem then becomes that it’s harder to tell the colors apart. A simple packaging […]

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iPhone Wireframe Toolkit

Looking for a little help from my readers. We’re working on an iPhone Wireframing design toolkit. Can you please take 3min and answer just five questions. Update: The poll is now closed. If you’re interested in being notified when the wireframe toolkit is released please sign up here. Do you have a project in mind? […]

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Designing for Thumbs and Fingers

This video is from a talk I did on mobile design and user experience. The talk was given at 360iDev in Denver. Designing for Thumbs and Fingers from Greg Raiz on Vimeo. Do you have a project in mind? We’d love to work with you. If you’d like an opportunity to work on projects with […]

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Design is Art

We use phrases like “User Interface” and “User Experience.” These terms are supposed to convey the idea that we are keeping people at the center of our software process but often this isn’t true enough. Words that are used far less in a design include Art, Beauty, Delight & Joy.  Designs should be usable but they […]

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Keynote talk: BostonAppExpo

I’m giving a talk later this week at the BostonAppExpo. I hope to see you there. The Boston App Expo is a showcase of some of the best mobile talks and technologies in the region. My talk will cover a few key areas: It’s a great time to be a developer It’s a unique point […]

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