Dedication

The quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose. The words with which a book or other creative work is dedicated. Today was an exciting day: my article Product Management for the Web was published in A List Apart no. 357. Being published in a peer-reviewed journal is a real honor. And,…

Marissa Mayer and product management for the web

There’s a reason that Yahoo! has hired Marissa Mayer away from Google to be their new CEO: she has a keen understanding of product management for the web. Watch this interview for some great insights about human-centered design and development, learned from years of managing web products at Google. Yahoo! also has some great web applications and…

A responsive ebook built with web standards

I’ve been tinkering with a responsive, standards-based ebook prototype for a neighbor who works for a publisher. Their goal is to self-publish ebooks online, to be viewed in a browser, and also self-publish to app stores. They’ve tried a more traditional Kindle route, but sales haven’t been spectacular. And after chatting more about their goals,…

Now hiring in Minneapolis: Public Interest Design Director

I’m a proud alumnus as well as a proud former employee of the University of Minnesota, and so I was really excited to read about this job announcement today. I’m particularly happy because “the U”, as we affectionately call it, has been a leader and supporter of public-facing, multidisciplinary design for years. The example closest…