Speaking anew

~ 02 February 2007 ~

The latter half of 2006 had me speaking at least once, sometimes twice, every month except August. It’s been nice to rest the ol’ voice for a good 45 days or so, but that ends next week, which begins a speaking schedule not as rigorous as the previous but a sizable road trip nonetheless. (Time to brush up on my hotel checkout etiquette.)

Upcoming events:

  • “Disciplined Design” Web Directions North, Vancouver, February 7. “Advice for mastering fundamental user interface principles, good vs. great design, communication-centric approaches, and mobile web development.”
  • “After the Brief: A Field Guide to Design Inspiration” (with Jason Santa Maria and Rob Weychert). SXSW, Austin, March 10. “What inspiration is, how to find it, and how to maintain it.”
  • “Good vs. Great Design” An Event Apart, Boston, March 27. “It’s easy to poke fun at bad design, but it’s far more challenging—and rewarding—to discern differences between good design and great design.”
  • “Designing for Communication” @media 2007, San Francisco, May 24. “When interfaces transcend pixel and prose to become conduits of communication rather than self-serving forms of artistic expression, the result is a rewarding user experience. This session hopes to exploit design as communication.”

There’s other stuff on the table but not final enough to mention just yet.

Lastly, if you’re a) female and b) in or around Utah March 7, considering checking out Ladies Who Launch, “a motivational and constructive platform for women to enhance their business and lifestyle.” Erin Olson (whose husband happens to be the drummer for Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband) will serve as host for the Utah branch of this national “incubator” workshop.


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