December 9, 2015

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2 Lessons in Disney User Experience

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I probably like Disney more as an adult than I did as a child. I only went to Disneyworld once as a kid—I think I was around 13. Recently, I’ve been making more trips to Florida to take a break from real world problems and embrace that inner kid.

Disneyworld is a great place to to that. It’s also a great place to go if you are a user experience designer. I can’t think of many places where they have put as much thought, energy and money into creating a purposeful and controlled user experience as on a Disney property. Creating memorable, fun and safe experiences is in their DNA as a company.

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November 23, 2015

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Do you need a land to have a country?

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Our borders are no longer absolute barriers. Our culture is constantly changing. Countries are evolving at a rapidly increasing pace due to economic change and demographic change—which then turns into cultural change.

Recently, a thought had occurred to me: How important is country?

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October 28, 2015

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Finding your purpose at work

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Finding purpose in your work can be hard. It can get confusing to know where your motivations are coming from if you aren’t sure about what you want. You can be making decisions out of fear:

What will happen if I screw this up? What does this mean for my reputation? Do I even have a reputation? Will this help me or hurt me in my goals?

Real fears. All are pretty much worthless for helping you to do great work.

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