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CodeFest 2013 Keynote

I’ll be giving a keynote address at the Web Experience Toolkit CodeFest 2013 on Friday, August 9th at The University of Ottawa. The topic is Making Happy Users: The Science Behind Good User Experiences. The Web Experience Toolkit community invites Web coders, designers, accessibility and usability professionals, technical writers and anyone else interested in contributing […]

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Client Resources

Get your website off to the right start. Here’s a list of resources that I personally use and recommend to my clients. Some of these will give you a discount. Let me know if you try any of them, and what you think!   Web Hosting: HostGator is the website and WordPress host I recommend to […]

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3 Design Resolutions for Your Website

Happy New Year! Ahhhhh, yes. The time of year where we examine where we’re at and where we want to go… and the often lengthy bridge between the two. Instead of denying yourself second helpings and spending 4 hours at the gym, why don’t you consider making your resolutions website design related? Let yourself off the […]

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A Non-Designers Guide to Typefaces and Layout

Whether you realize it or not, you’re designing every day. It might be a simple document, an updated resume, or a presentation, but either way you’re making design choices, in particular about typefaces and layout. These decisions can have a significant impact that makes your work more compelling, or they can turn it into a […]

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Girl Geek Dinners Ottawa: “Saving the World with User-Centred Design” April 25

I’ll be speaking at Girl Geek Dinners Ottawa on April 25, 2012. Imagine a world where critical user interfaces like those for emergency room tools, aircraft cockpits and nuclear reactor controls have been designed based on best guesses. These interfaces have never been tested with real doctors, pilots and nuclear control system operators. They are being […]

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