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Title: Psych 101: The Psychological Basis for UI Design Rules Context: Sometimes – just sometimes mind you – user experience can be more science than art. Synopsis: Man this is an ugly presentation, but it is even more insightful than

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Title: Why Great Ideas Get Rejected Context: Having a good idea is easy. Getting people to buy into your good idea? That’s the tricky part. Synopsis: Everyone loves a creative idea right? Not so fast there da Vinci. Good ideas

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Title: 5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People Context: UX folks need to be able to communicate their ideas. Presenting is a part of communicating. Ergo, watch this. Synopsis: People make presenting a lot harder on themselves than

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My slide deck from The Dot Conf 2012 in Dublin (http://thedotconf.wordpress.com/) on why everyone wants—but may not have the balls to achieve—a great user experience for their products. via slideshare.net

Title: Why most UX is shite Context: “Shite” means “shit” for my American readers… Synopsis: We all love the clearly delineated lists of UX best practices (and I have certainly shared in excess of my fair share of them). They

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Title: Storytelling lessons from Bill Cosby Context: There’s all types of storytelling out there, but the stories that make you smile – or indeed laugh – are generally the best kinds. Synopsis: Want people to remember your presentation? Tell them

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The art of the business presentation. And not the dogs playing poker kind of art either. via slideshare.net

The Ignite faithful file in.Image credit: Mark Congiusta, "The Ignite faithful file in.", February 10, 2011, Flickr

Hopefully you can help me out. Here’s the story (no pun intended): I am a regular at the Ignite events in Dublin (http://ignite.oreilly.com/dublin/). There have been 6 so far and I have spoke at all of them, so needless to

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Salary Men / Tokyo / JapanImage credit: Mina Mikhail, "Salary Men / Tokyo / Japan", May 31, 2005, Flickr

Title: How to stand out in any niche using humor Context: Selling your ideas can be serious business. But if you want to make it more fun, bring the funny. Synopsis: This post is mostly about using humor in blogging

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If you can’t sell an idea don’t be surprised when no one wants to buy it. via youtube.com

The transformation was in focus and intention. At first, my focus was all on me: “I’m going to screw this up so bad.” “I have nothing intelligent to say, and this guy will see through me in about three seconds.”

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Title: DICE 2010: “Design Outside the Box” Context: Facebook, reality, gaming, ubiquitous scoring systems, positive reinforcement behavior modification. It’s all in there. Synopsis: This is a longish video (:30 minutes) of a tour de force presentation that looks at how

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Title: The Mother of All Demos Context: Giving a presentation that 42 years later is still considered one of the greatest demos of all time is quite a feat. He must have got all the chicks. Synopsis: The mouse, interactive

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