Writing & Speaking. 

I frequently speak at and write for Digital Telepathy and elsewhere to knowledge share the things I'm passionate about. Below are the decks from those talks and links to my blog posts. While the decks make more sense in the context of a workshop or lecture, I hope you'll get some value from the content.


The Complete Guide to the Product Design Process

Working at a UX studio, we become subject matter experts in the field of UX and become problem-solvers in the industries for which we are building products. We’ve refined our process with a methodical set of tools that apply to any industry, making the job less daunting, more scientific, more collaborative, and lots of fun. 

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A Sprint Story: A 5-Part Blog Series

Our week-long design sprint with pharmaceutical giant, Roche, had all the great ingredients of a movie plot. The hero, the villain, the journey into the unknown, the twists, the turns, and the surprise ending. So we decided to get a little cheeky with it and tell this story in classic serial style.

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The Ultimate (and Free) Tool for Facilitating Design Sprints

There are a lot of moving parts to a Design Sprint. In one week, a symphony of key players collaborate to align on a problem to tackle, interview experts, ideate, storyboard, prototype, and test a solution with real users. We needed an hour-by-hour tool to help guide us through the day. 

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How to Apply Design Thinking to Elevate Your Everyday Life

Design thinking solves problems for people, not just businesses, so I began to wonder how it might look if I applied this methodology to my personal life. After two years of implementing this technique, I’ve built better habits, made things I’m proud of, and my values and quality of life are stronger than ever. 

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How To Kill Your Phone Addiction with 4 Settings, 1 Hair Band, and a Post-It Note

I’ve tried all the popular ways of limiting phone usage, and while doing the obvious like turning off notifications helps, it didn’t keep me away from my phone. While out on paternity leave, I took a step back to solve this problem once and for all. There is a way to tame this compulsion.

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How To Manage Inspiration Overload

There’s never been a better time in history to search out and uncover creative inspiration. There are a lot of methods to manage this information and I may have tried them all, so in this post we’ll walk through the options I’ve explored. In the end I do have my (current) personal solution, and it’s simpler than you might expect.

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Infohacks

This presentation was about the endless journey of how I manage the endless input of news and inspiration. While the context makes more sense with voiceover, you can get the idea of where I started and what currently works for me now.

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The UX Essentials of Product Design

Hands-on product design training led by Brian Bimschleger and myself at Digital Telepathy.

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Optimizing Creativity in Disorder

How I leverage my obsession with organization and tools to find space for exploration and creativity.

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Betterment

How I spent a year transforming my habits to create a healthier mind, body, and spirit.

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Design Sprints

How reading the Design Sprint book on a plane flight to Croatia changed my entire approach to spending two weeks with a client.

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UX Research

A presentation on user research, from interviews to synthesis of data, given at SDSU's Startup Program. Credit to Brian Bimschleger for the original content. 

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