I dare you to put this on your "Hire Me" page

So you're looking for something to do? A gig as a front-ender or back-ender maybe? It's not uncommon to see some kind of call to action on a page that aims to get yourself hired. Or contacted, at least. Nevertheless, have you considered that by adding some extra lines, you...

Or you could do it differently?

Disclaimer: This is a note to self after observing a few startup sources I've been "investigating" the past few weeks. It is not a finished article, but a steaming pile of thoughts that I need to get out of my mind. Follow it at your own caution. There may (or...

A Vocabulary For Conversational Design

This is an early draft for how we might use conversational design as a method for prototyping features, interactions and user experiences. The basis of this article was inspired by Luca Leone's article "How Do You Design Interaction?", which you should definitely give a read sooner than later. The intention...

German Doctors & Carlos Santana

Random encounters are funny things that I love (after the first few minutes of awkwardness...). Today, sitting in my usual spot at my parents' café, a middle-aged German medical doctor suddenly decided to sit down next to me for two reasons. One, to enjoy the jazz band that was jamming...

On Situations & Sabbaticals

Summary: Based on the sum of my current financial, familial and philosophical situation, it simply does not make sense to work as hard as I've done for "bill-paying money" anymore. It's a positive problem that had no clear solution, until recently; start on my sabbatical, and start it sooner than...