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Archive for May, 2009

UX Health Check at RedUX DC

This weekend I presented a 20-minute summary version of our IA Summit talk at the DC Redux event. You can check out the slides below and watch the video thanks to The UX Workshop folks. There were a bunch of talks so mine is on part II, around the 30 minute mark.

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It was the first time I talked about the UX Health Check in public sans-Austin so it was great for me to identify what I need to brush up on. Also, trying to turn a 45 minute (that was originally a full-day workshop) into a 20 minute presentation was a challenge. I hope it was enough to get people interested in giving it a try.

Tune Deaf

Do you use conference calling service for your work? I am sure you do. It’s inescapable; whether you use it for remote team collaboration, sales pitches or anything else, you have experienced the music that comes up when you first call in and is waiting for the leader to join and start the call.

It’s bad. I have used a number of different services and they are all bad. So when my friend Kit Seeborg told me about her new start-up, BumperTunes, I thought, they could definitely help with the lousy quality music these services have to offer!

So, in the spirit of encouragement for Kit & team, who are really focused on the podcasting market rather than conference calling, I just wanted to share what I have to listen to between 5 to 10 times a week (sometimes multiple times in a day):

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Update: If you have other examples, please record and post here! It’s easy. On Windows, just go to Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Sound Recorder (fire up your lovely conference call tune and hit record)