Austin Startup Week

I attended a few of the events for Austin Startup Week. For a first year event it was packed with enthusiastic entrepreneurs, website demos, and plenty of networking events. It reminded me of being at SXSW Interactive. Austin Startup Weeks revolves around the Capitol Factory Demo Day which I’ve heard is a little tricky to …

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Stand Alone Buttons – Greyscale Edition

This set of buttons I created for an exercise and to be available for use in future projects. They are greyscale so the design focus could be on realistic shading, contrast for drawing the eye and allow them to be changed to any color that fits the webpage’s color pallet as needed.

2011 SXSWi Takeaways

This was my fifth year in a row at SXSW Interactive. As usual very inspiring and educational. This year’s big trends seem to be HTML5/CSS3 and the evolution of online Groups. I bounced around this year to different topics, meeting people and writing down anything new and interesting. Here are my notes.

Quick and Free Methods of User Research

I just saw a good presentation by Annette Priest today on conducting user research with little or no budget. It was titled You Don’t Know Me At All! User Research for the Cheap and Lazy. Here are a few good takeaways.