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Incompetence, inertia, or dark UX at Havasupai?

It took me 2 hours of clicking and refreshing to book a camping permit at Havasupai, also known as Havasu Falls, for my partner and a friend (I was out as soon as I heard the words “10-mile hike”). Permits usually sell out for the following year on the day they become available. It’s a bit like Black Friday for hardcore nature lovers.

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Book review: Design for Real Life

I recently had the pleasure of discussing Design for Real Life by Eric Meyer and Sara Wachter-Boettcher with a local UX book club.

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My take on a Craigslist redesign

Aspiring designers are often encouraged to build their portfolio with their own speculative redesigns of existing websites or apps. Craigslist is a frequent target for such redesigns, and it’s easy to see why. 

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UX review: Virgin America

I mentioned in a previous post that I’m taking a course on Visual Design from the fine folks at Skillcrush. One of our first assignments was to take a look at Virgin America’s website and give our opinion of the site’s UX.

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That time I started a fight and got a free phone charger out of it

Disclaimer: results not guaranteed. There may not be a phone charger in it for you if you start a fight.

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Book review: Smarter, Faster, Better by Charles Duhigg

It’s not a book about UX per se, but I think a lot of the ideas in Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg can apply to UX.

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5 reasons why Skillcrush is so important to the tech industry

We hear all the time about how there are more technical jobs available than there are people to fill them. You may have even heard that part of the problem is a tech workforce that isn’t as diverse as it could be. For the most part, people who aren’t white or Asian men are underrepresented in the tech industry, which also means they are often underserved by the tech industry.