Think. Make. Share.

In addition to writing articles and books, I also share lessons learned via conference presentations, webinars and the like. I've spoken at multiple Drupalcons, published video series and webinars for O'Reilly Media, and frequently make the rounds at UX events. You can see some of my more recent presentations below. If you want me to speak at your event, let's chat.

The Politics of Design Systems

In this session, I make the case that creating a company-wide design system is an organizational change effort, and provide practical tips and guidance for how you can prevent your efforts from getting derailed.

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Data-driven design systems

In this presentation, me and Salem Ghoweri, principal front-end architect at Pegasystems, take a deep dive into how we're creating a comprehensive design system that includes documentation for developers, designers and other members of the project team.

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Empathy in the Enterprise

In this session for Acquia Engage, I talk about the different types of empathy, and how they come together in enterprise settings.

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Documenting Design Patterns for Agile Teams

In this session, I describe the process we worked on at Harvard Business Review to document our existing design patterns and create a working set of elements that allow both for rapid iteration of design prototypes and implementation of templates in code.

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Lean, Collaborative Usability Testing

In this session, I outline the process I first developed at Harvard Business to bring user-centered design practices into an Agile product team. You'll learn techniques to rapidly benchmark your user experience, test and report findings , and align stakeholders on critical usability issues.

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Engaging UX and Design Drupal Contributors

In this core conversation at Drupalcon, I discuss the need to include more designers and UX contributors in the Drupal project, and facilitate an open discussion with members of the community.

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How to make Dilly Beans

Because I'm a homesteading nerd, I made a tutorial video a while back on how to make Dilly Beans, a classic New England pickle. I highly suggest making them on a midsummer weekend.

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