The Best of UX Basics for Website Beginners

I wanted to put together a basic introduction to website UX for those inexperienced with web design, or those putting what they do know to work for their personal websites. To do that, I asked my friend Gabby Manotoc, a New York-based product design lead, some questions based on the issues and concerns I typically see.

Work-Life Balance: Leaving Work at Work

Last week, when a coworker asked me about how I check my work email at home, she was surprised to hear me say that I don’t check it at home. “Oh, you mean you can’t get to your email unless you’re using your work computer?” she asked with a slightly concerned smile. As if I’d…… Continue reading Work-Life Balance: Leaving Work at Work

Prepping to Attend a Convention

By this point, I’ve gone to a few different conferences and conventions along the east coast. I’ve been to a tiny anime convention in Virginia Beach and I’ve been to New York Comic Con (in costume both times). I have attended a single-day journalism conference in Virginia, a brief journalism seminar/conference in Athens, GA, and…… Continue reading Prepping to Attend a Convention

Progress: Getting organized after losing a job

This little reunion was one of the best ways to start the new year. Over the last month, there was a lot for me to be happy about. Christmas with the family had been wonderful. Progress on The Thieves of Traska was in an excellent place. I went to Albany to see a friend and go to a…… Continue reading Progress: Getting organized after losing a job