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06

Oct

stumbled on a social community site with just positive news posts and comments! SO refreshing! 

     GOOD.is

turns out it’s part of a team that helps organizations - including multinational corporations - to do good things. they call themselves optimists and “pragmatic idealists”! a match for my self-description of “practical optimist.” :-)

so i got a crush on that team: GOOD Corps

there’s more goodness. one of their case studies is 100K in 10, a project getting 100k new STEM teachers into US schools in 10 years. it was featured in Obama’s State of the Union ‘12 press release. 

and my talented husband was chosen to do the voiceover for this promo video

small world.


(Source: vimeo.com)

12

Feb

Job: User Experience Design Lead

House Party is looking for a user experience designer or information architect to take the lead in the UX department.

It’s a small, vibrant company with a start-up spirit and fun atmosphere where people are genuinely friendly (and funny) - and can have a great time while getting a lot of great work done.

Trust me, I know. I was the UX Design Lead until my life circumstances took me away; living in Queens, I couldn’t do the commute anymore. I really miss my buddies at House Party and hope they find an outstanding UX lead.

Could it be you? Read on for the job description and perks.

(I’ve gone from the best way to market a product to the best way to lose weight: Weight Watchers International. And I’m a lucky lady that their creative team is talented and friendly, too.)

At lunchtime you could stroll around one of the parks next door:

And have the best corporate parties you’ve ever been to, and ride the train with awesome, adorable, smart people like Sarah and Jared:

And maybe bask in the sunshine and huge monitor at my old desk (bare on my last day, but with flowers a friend brought for me):

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27

Dec

YES.
Intellect, passion for knowledge, boundless wonder at the universe… plus charisma and charm. Who doesn’t love Neil?
ryanjdavis:

Carl Sagan + Lando Calrissian = Neil Degrasse Tyson
Stolen from my cousin Brendan, who is currently getting his PHD in Condensed Matter Physics.

YES.

Intellect, passion for knowledge, boundless wonder at the universe… plus charisma and charm. Who doesn’t love Neil?

ryanjdavis:

Carl Sagan + Lando Calrissian = Neil Degrasse Tyson

Stolen from my cousin Brendan, who is currently getting his PHD in Condensed Matter Physics.

21

Dec

Kittens. What every desk should have.
Particularly nice when you need to stop and analyze something, or when there’s stress. Just reach over and pet the kitten. Voila.
(I love my home office.)

Kittens. What every desk should have.

Particularly nice when you need to stop and analyze something, or when there’s stress. Just reach over and pet the kitten. Voila.

(I love my home office.)

20

Dec

Holiday sweets and greetings from wonderful House Party sales folks and other great colleagues. :-)

Happy Holidays, everyone! Smile, reflect, renew, reconnect.

Holiday sweets and greetings from wonderful House Party sales folks and other great colleagues. :-)

Happy Holidays, everyone! Smile, reflect, renew, reconnect.

09

Apr

"Dear Escher"Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art ca 2009.http://www.macba.cat
The first photo in my new Flickr account.

"Dear Escher"

Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art ca 2009.
http://www.macba.cat

The first photo in my new Flickr account.

08

Apr

Got grit? And the other 8 Things Successful People Do Differently? http://ow.ly/4w7cr - Great article by @hghalvorson

06

Apr

Got Green? Honestly? Great marketing tips by our very own @mlperryny : MediaPost: Insights Gained from a Host of Events http://ow.ly/4sTyv

05

Apr

Four-Letter Words in Interface Copy

Have you noticed that there is a lot of inappropriate language in interfaces?

Websites, desktop apps, and even ATMs are using a four-letter word:

                           wait

(Yes, I’m a New Yorker, but this isn’t the only place where “wait” is a four-letter word.)

It doesn’t matter that it’s preceded by “please.” It still only serves to make me aware that I am waiting for something. Why point it out?

Alternative

Please just tell me what’s happening. What’s being processed or installed? Those status messages are much friendlier than, “Please wait while we…”

If you’re feeling spunky, add a fun tone of voice to the copy and show a new message every few seconds to inform me during a long process.

K thnx.

(And, yes, I’m finally on Tumblr! Liking their UX! Such a sweet personality. )