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Spring 2019 Appearances

It’s been a long year! 2018 brought an exciting speaking calendar on two continents, including Interaction 18 in Lyon; a workshop at Microsoft’s Office AI Design Days; a workshop and talk at UX London 2018; DEVit 360 in Thessaloniki, Greece; UX Week in San Francisco; a private workshop at BMW in Munich; a workshop and talk at Amuse UX Conference in Budapest; a public workshop in Redmond; and a talk at DesignOps Summit 2018 in New York City. 2019 promises to be just as packed, with three continents on the calendar (and a fourth in planning…) Let’s take a look…

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Fall 2017 European Tour Itinerary

After months of planning, part 2 of my European voice design speaking tour is upon us. I’m honored to be speaking 5 times across 3 cities: Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo. Many of the events are close to selling out, so if one of these events interests you, please book immediately! Design Matters // Copenhagen, Denmark // Wed, Sep 28th NEW Keynote: “From Blank Page to World Stage” SOLD OUT – click here to join the waitlist. Most designers are experts at improving upon existing experiences – but how does your process translate to a brand new product? How do you…

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A Day at Chambers Bay: The US Open

Yesterday, my husband and I spent a very long day at Chambers Bay, WA for the first day of championship play of the US Open. These tickets were my Christmas gift for my golf fan husband. Such a rare opportunity couldn’t be missed since he plays golf regularly in his hometown of Tacoma, mere minutes from the action. Of course, by the time the idea occurred to me in September, the only championship round tickets available were Thursday – so I snapped up a pair and the waiting game began. Neither of us had ever attended a PGA tour event…

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Business Travel for Beginners: Part 2 (The Journey)

In Part 1 of this two-part article, I discussed some of the quirks and speedbumps you might expect when planning a business trip. What happens next? Time for the journey to begin. While some of these tips may apply to all forms of travel, I find it’s far more important to be organized and comfortable when traveling for business, as your schedule is usually not your own, and snafus can mean lost income or opportunities. Packing Science You’re probably familiar with the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule. If not, go buy a box of quart-sized Ziploc bags. You can only bring toiletries…

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Business Travel for Beginners: Part 1 (Planning and Booking)

Business travel tends to sounds glamorous to outsiders. Yet the reality is often anything but – once you get past the initial adrenaline rush when you represent your company on the road. And the logistics can be overwhelming, especially for first-timers. Let me walk you through the basics of becoming a road warrior, one corporate trip at a time. In Part 1, we’ll tackle trip planning and booking. Allons-y! Credit Cards: The Currency of the Road Don’t have a credit card? For most travel situations, the lack of a credit card is a dealbreaker. There’s a lot of risk in…

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