Decision weighting according to Kahneman

Let's play a game called "Would you Rather?" Would you rather have... A) a 90% chance at winning $1000; orB) $900 guaranteed? Most people choose option B with little hesitation. It has the same expected value (= probability × prize) as option A, but more certainty. There's no FOMO (fear of missing out); there's no… Continue reading Decision weighting according to Kahneman

My 3 new lenses from Advancing Research Conference 2020

Imagine visiting New York City for the first time and hanging out with hundreds of people who share your interests. Imagine watching real, in-person talks from several leaders of your field. Leaders that you've followed for years and learned from via podcasts, books, and more. Imagine the impact that this would have on the way… Continue reading My 3 new lenses from Advancing Research Conference 2020

Design ethics books

Ruined by Design by Mike Monteiro and The Ethical Design Handbook by Trine Falbe, Kim Andersen, and Martin Michael Frederiksen TL;DR: If you want passionate, angry inspiration and high-level advice, read Ruined by Design. If you want good case studies and scattered tactical tips, read the Ethical Design Handbook. If you, like me, are practicing… Continue reading Design ethics books

Radical Candor for individual contributors

I win a lot of contests. In NHL hockey games, there are 3 periods of play with intermissions between. Often, they'll choose 2-3 people from the crowd of 20,000 people and ask them to play a funny game to win a prize. I don't know how, but I've been chosen for these dumb games THREE… Continue reading Radical Candor for individual contributors

Making the “Switch” to running

Book cover. Switch: How to change things when change is hard, by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

I recently read the book "Switch" by Chip and Dan Heath. I was inspired to read it by TS Balaji, who mentioned it in his interview with DesignBetter. I expected it to be all about corporate change management, but was happy to see it cover everything from large-scale cultural change to individual change. Instead of… Continue reading Making the “Switch” to running

Kicking off a UX Research side project with my mentor Meaghan

This post is the first in what will be a series of posts about my UX research about UX Maturity. For all other posts, see my UX Maturity Research page.   I've long been obsessed with the concept of UX Maturity. Why do some companies rave about the power of User Experience Research and Design… Continue reading Kicking off a UX Research side project with my mentor Meaghan

Duolingo is great, but…

I LOVE Duolingo. I can't recommend it enough for people who want to start learning a new language. Ever since I first tweeted about it back in 2015, I've been using it pretty much daily. First for a little bit of Spanish, and now for French and even a little bit of Vietnamese! https://twitter.com/sgryzko/status/566246417048829953 https://twitter.com/sgryzko/status/733747654992232449… Continue reading Duolingo is great, but…