I am a UX professional living in Austin Texas.

Published: 3 years ago

Hoekman’s User Experience Tenets

Great piece by Robert Hoekman Jr. on Smashing Magazine offering thirteen essential tenets of user experience. My favorite is number one:

User experience is the net sum of every interaction a person has with a company, be it marketing collateral, a customer service call, or the product or service itself. It is affected by the company’s vision and the beliefs it holds and its practices, as well as the service or product’s purpose and the value it holds in a person’s life.

Read them all @ Smashing.

Published: 7 years ago

Gift Watch: Eames Elephant


It seems like everyone I know is having babies right now, and there’s something unbelievably difficult about choosing gifts. Sure they’re registered, but usually you want to put some more thought into it. Then again, it seems like the essentials are what will have the longest value and use. Forget all that, get me an Eames Elephant right now, I’ll make babies just to use it.

Published: 8 years ago

Ajax Woes

You might have noticed that I’ve changed some things around here. It’s still a work in progress, I appreciate your patience through the weekend.

Also, if you happen to have any experience making Ajax play nice in WordPress, I’d appreciate some tips. I’ve tried to use both (a couple different kinds of) comment forms and contact forms, none of them display properly. I then tried to use Ajaxd (which seems to be amazing), but that didn’t work either. I did deactivate all my other plugins, etc. I’ve got very limited experience making plugins play nice with each other (I’m sure that’s what the issue is, or a general theme difficulty, perhaps?) so if you’ve got insight and some time to help, I’d be grateful. I’ll make you a present or something.

Anyway, hang tight while I finish sprucing things up. Don’t forget about the feed, which includes my Delicious links in daily doses. Super fun.

Published: 9 years ago

KDa Architecture <3s Graphic Design


Klein Dytham architecture’s Web site is beautiful and perfect for what they do. It’s a sort of portfolio or gallery style site, refreshing launches a new example of their work, alongside commentary on it. Their fusion of graphic design and architecture is inspiring, one of the most direct bridges between digital design and physical I’ve seen.