Welcome to my digital notebook.

This is (roughly) my digital zettelkasten, a collection of interlinked atomic notes about anything that interests me. In general, they will talk about strategy, research, UX, product development, learning, and knowledge management, but might stray pretty far afield from that sometimes.

Consider this my "digital garden." It's hobby work. I collect ideas that I am interested in, and I try to cultivate them as best I can. (Not sure where to get started? Try the Contents).

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UX Research Activities by Product Lifecycle

An outline of different UX research activities organized against a typical product lifecycle.

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UX Design

A collection of notes related to UX design

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Trends Are Manifestations of Sustained Change

Trends emerge when a human need meets a catalyzing technology.

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Traits Developed by an Organism May Adapt to Serve Other Purposes

Exaptation describes how a biological trait may come to serve a completely new function than its original purpose.

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Traditional Product Roadmaps Encourage Confirmation Bias

The effort and cost required to build a product road map incentivizes organizations to seek out justification for its assumptions.

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Three Types of Personas - Lightweight, Qualitative, and Statistical

In general, there are three types of personas. These are proto-personas, qualitative personas, and statistical or mixed-methods personas.

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Three Models of Human-Machine Collaboration From Pop Culture

Alexis Lloyd identifies three models of human-machine collaboration from popular culture.

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Three Clicks Rule Is a Myth

The so-called three-clicks rule in digital design is a dated practice and doesn't hold up to much scrutiny.

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Think About the Future Across Multiple Planes and Timezones

Futurists must consider the probable, the plausible, and the possible, as well as different time horizons.

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There Is No Set Formula to Determine an Appropriate Sample Size for Qualitative Research.

Determining an appropriate sample size in qualitative research can be difficult to estimate up front.

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