Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL) is a faith-based organization that sells shares in solar gardens. Their mission is to be stewards of the Earth by promoting and expanding renewable energy. Over the last several weeks I've met with the employees and their customers with the goal of streamlining the conversion process. Today I'm posting the current Service Blueprint I created of their current model.
This week I started the Daily UI Challenge, where once a day you receive an email that tells to what to design. I'm doing this as a way to try designing thing's I wouldn't think of, improv my process, learn something new, and for fun. I themed this week after my favorite meme Cat Facts.
How to Win Second Place at a Machine Learning Hackathon When You Don't Know What Machine Learning Is and Can't Code.
The morning of Friday the 13th I showed up to the Twin Cities Startup Week Hackathon without a team, no idea how machine learning worked, and most importantly- I can’t code. So what was I doing there? I figured I’d find a team of developers that could use a user experience designer. To my surprise, most of the teams already had designers on them. What's a person to do?
A year ago I hadn't run a marathon, now I've finished three. Here are the business secrets I learned along the way:
Yesterday, Brian Just released a music video for his upcoming album Changing Traffic Lights. Our team built a dazzling world around him from vintage sci-fi movies. Working in the tech industry I spend much of my time looking forward. Yet, we built a music video from 1950's movies.
This is a quick video I made. It's about designing a keyboard based on assumptions.
For the last five weeks I’ve been a part of an intensive experiment learning the latest in user experience (UX) design from remote usability testing to rapid prototyping. The goal of which is to transform from a guy who likes to draw pretty concert posters into a UX designer who can diagnose usability issues, propose research-based changes, and draw pretty prototypes.
The UX field is a new/not-new field, that appears to have many roots in the automotive industry. (Google the Kano Model.) Why? How come? What I would like to learn more about is the history of automotive design to see what can be carried over to my UX career. Additionally I am interested in automotive design in the same way that I am interested in theme park service design, video game design and virtual reality UX, these are all environments where the user is fully immersed in the experience.