I survived National Novel Writing Month and I hit my goal of finishing my book!
And it’s also not total junk!
So this month I dedicate my post on The Pastry Box to the “word sprints” and pomodoro technique that got me through the grind of writing 85,000 words in 30 days. Read Lessons from the Word Trenches to put word count misery to bed.
My regular column is up on The Pastry Box.
One of the things I sometimes see lacking in UX columns or posts is where the newcomer is supposed to start. How do you learn to identify strategy, or survive a peer review, or use design heuristics? So I’m tackling one close to my heart this month — Back to Basics: Peer Reviews. Hopefully it will give you the confidence and thick skin needed to get through tough reviews. And if you’ve already got those things, hey, pass it on.
Wow. So I wrote An Alphabet of Accessibility Issues for The Pastry Box (who, by the way, have invited me to become one of the “regular bakers” and I could not be even more thrilled) and the reaction to it has just exploded.
This one’s simple: every one of us, in some way, is a person who needs accessible technology to surf the web. Maybe today we don’t, but probably in the future we will. When that time comes, we need the web to be flexible and accessible. We need to start building it now.
Those kind folks at The Pastry Box let me write for them again. This time I covered a subject that’s absolutely plaguing me right now: decision fatigue. Honestly, it’s one of the top things I think lead to designer burnout, but lacking hard data about that, I just talk about how it feels.
Please read Decisions, Decisions and check out the rest of The Pastry Box while you’re there.
I was given the opportunity to write a post on The Pastry Box, a fantastic blog site chronicling different issues and thoughts that web designers and developers think about.
Please read The Ancient Art of UX War and let me know what you think!