What’s one feature that makes something great?

azkaban and what makes something great

TL;DR: There are lots of criteria to make something great, but here is how I judge it: was every second purposeful, and does it have a heartbeat? This is usually…

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Playing with the Microsoft Hololens

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I had the opportunity two weeks ago to try on and review the Microsoft Hololens at Microsoft’s flagship store on 5th Avenue in NYC. It was a 3 hour train…

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The Secret to User Experience Interviews & Video

secret to user experience interviews - farscape

Voltaire once said that we should “judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” As tools of truth, questions give us the ability to discover many treasure…

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The Labyrinth and the Five Ways of the Wide Stack Digitalist

wide stack digitalist

The mystical world of digital media and technology is becoming exponentially more complex for a wide stack digitalist. Experts push deeper and further into their silos filled with technical jargon,…

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The Secret to Launching an App with No Experience or Time

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Have you ever dreamed of successfully launching your own web app, the next Facebook, Uber, or AirBnB? After hearing that WhatsApp was initially purchased for almost $16 billion, then $19 billion,…

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Top 3 User Experience Lessons Learned at Noble Desktop

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I (Rich) had the recent opportunity to take the 4-Day User Experience (UX) course at Noble Desktop in NYC. Starting with the task of identifying your “It” factor and following…

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Muses of Inspiration

Muses of Inspiration Alice in Chains

Let me tell you a story about some muses of inspiration.

The start of inspiration
In college, I was working with a study group on some artificial intelligence programming and we were…

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