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10 Things About Human UI that Will Change Forever In Self-Driving Cars

Introduction I own a car and I drive it nearly every day. Not too long from now the car will be the one driving me. Future Ken will still own a car, he might operate the

My UX School (of Life)

Suggesting a UX School I recently received an email from a teammate. She knows me to be a design-minded product engineer and asked what school I suggest for UX/UI training. After giving it a

Learning How to Teach a Class

A friend in the Dallas UX community reached out to me. When I read her email I couldn’t believe what she was offering. Her question was if I’d be interested in teaching a class

10 Easy Ways Conference Speakers Can Improve Their Sessions

I had the privilege of presenting a workshop at a huge Austin-based conference in March 2016. Of course I sat in on many talks and learned from them all. This particular conference attracts experienced

Big Design 2015 – Conference Trip Report

I attended Big Design Conference 2015 here in the Dallas area. It’s a 3 day event that assembled 1000 designers, developers, content strategists, usability experts, game makers, and more! What a wonderful collection of big brains and

Off the Shelf Parts for Hackathon Build Night

Off the Shelf Parts for Hackathon Build Night Build night during hackathons are generally insane. Why? Because things don’t fall into place, time is short, and missing pieces aren’t found. Connecting the dots is

Code Quality Control Poster

Quality Control Confirming your code quality regularly prevents production exceptions and crashes. This is the title and pitch for my latest creation. A poster reminding me, and you, and us, that “you can help

Innovation is Stupid – Let’s Give it a Brain

Innovation is fascinating to me. Until a few years ago I’d never read nor said the word. Now I feel like my career is constantly observed through its lens. Here’s the problem – what

10 Tips for a Winning Hackathon Pitch

During the weekend of Mar 1st I volunteered at HackDFW. It was the biggest student Hackathon held in North Texas. I met many college undergrads, master students, and a few from high-school. After seeing them in

Stealing for Innovation

Innovation.  That word fascinates me. I literally never heard of the word until a few years ago, and now I feel as though I’m constantly viewed through its lens. I was so sure someone