I had a blast presenting my talk UX Leadership Lessons: The Hard Way to IxDA Cincinnati last night at Fusion Alliance. I really appreciate Cris Cravens inviting me to present, and Fusion Alliance for hosting the event and feeding us.
I know some of the points from my presentation went out on Twitter, but here are the slides for easy reference.
IxDA Cincinnati is a good group of people, and I enjoyed meeting everyone. If you have any suggestions for my talk, please leave a comment. And if you know of a group that could benefit from my presentation, please contact me for availability.
Design is not art, since art exists as an answer to a question posed by an individual artist while design exists as an answer to a question posed by the marketplace. Design must have an audience to come into being … Design needs an economy to exist, while art does not.
— Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
My Prefrontal Monday is off to a buzzing start thanks to this stunning episode of the HBR Ideacast – Why We’re All in Sales. Daniel Pink, author of To Sell Is Human, talks about how sales has an image problem and reframes sales as a fundamentally human activity.
I particularly benefited from Pink’s discussion of Martin Seligman’s research on resilience and will be reminding myself:
- It’s not personal
- It’s not pervasive
- It’s not permanent
Have a listen and let me know what jumps out at you.
I got my Nike+ Fuel Band for Christmas and charged it that day. Today is the first time I have had to recharge it. There is a lot to love about this thing, but a battery that lasts 21 days has to be in the top 3.
There’s nothing like unlined paper when you need to think creatively.