Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Live from Punxsutawney - The groundhog emerges

WOW! I'm really sorry I let so much time go by. My apologies to the folks that were actually reading once in a while!

To catch you up, I was on a GREAT project in the fall, working for Liz Bacon at Devise to design a browser-based revenue management system for hospitals. It was so cool to learn from her and work with talents like Neil Doxtader and Stacy Westbrook, as well as our cool customer.

Unfortunately, last year's dry spell was more than the project could make up for, so I had to make the difficult decision to go back into FTE-land (sleep for now, dol). However, I landed a great gig with Microsoft (very unexpected for me) with a solid group of designers. I'm in an org called  Speech@Microsoft (formerly Tellme), part of the Office team, and am helping partners understand the value of great UX/UI Design, how to do it, and how to measure it. It's a brand new role for MSFT and for me. So far, things are going well. And I really like working for Bill's little company. It's an exciting time to be there. A time when design matters more and more everyday to success. Ask me what it's like. I'd love to share. There's much more!

Personal life has been crazy, but I won't get into that here. I'm just hoping to come at you with more design thoughts and teaching moments, starting now. Don't let me stay away so long next time. (Maybe there won't be a next time!)