Social Design Strategies Panel at SXSW 2008

Oct 21, 2007

I’m pleased to let you know that Max Kiesler and my proposed SXSW panel, Social Design Strategies, has been selected for SXSW 2008. Thanks to everyone who voted using the panel picker. Our Social Design Strategies panel description: Now that social networking is quickly becoming a regular feature set, designers need to understand the dynamics […]

Designing Thinking

Aug 12, 2005

As a design-focused firm, I’m encouraged by the recent emphasis on business adopting more strategic design thinking and process techniques.  I’m familiar with the same sources and I like how the author, LukeW, frames the differences in a “business” versus “design” approach in his post A Difference of Design.  (Also see my post at BeingEDU […]

Don’t just make it pretty, make it strategic

Jun 10, 2005

Since I started designing websites for universities and colleges in 1996, I’ve had numerous conversations about design, both with those on the inside (administrators, marketing communications directors, admissions counselors, information technology teams, webmasters and developers, designers, vice presidents, CIOs, alumni, faculty) as well as those on the outside (students, parents, the community, business leaders, consultants, […]

BeingEDU

May 13, 2005

I’m now writing about more strategic and web related issues over at a new Ideacodes blog, BeingEDU.com.  Being EDU™ is a weblog about strategic web design and development for college and university websites, co-authored and co-edited by myself and Max Kiesler.  We invite you to take a look, BeingEDU.com, partcipate by posting comments, and if […]

Ideacodes is Born

Feb 8, 2005

Sometimes the least likely event turns out to be a blessing in disguise.  That’s how I’ve been feeling lately.  I’m no longer working for the marketing consulting company for higher education where I’ve been for over two years.  While everything was a surprise to me when it happened, in retrospect, I had already felt the […]