erova notebook • a user experience blog by Chris Avore

New year, new jobs: we’re hiring product designers

After growing the NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions Product Design team to 5 people this year, we’re hiring product designers again.

From Affinity Mapping to Prioritizing Content

Read about how we tried a unique approach combining affinity mapping and page description diagrams to prioritize content without getting bogged down in premature visual design discussions.

UPA Boston 2012: Under(standing) the Influence

Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to speak at the UPA Boston one-day conference and share ideas on social influence. The presentation, also available on SlideShare, bibliography, and interesting additional resources are available to help you explore a fascinating and timely topic.

Now hiring

I’m hiring a junior maker at NASDAQ OMX in Manhattan. Interested?

Asbury Agile Recap

On a rain soaked Wednesday a few weeks ago, I traded my desk in Manhattan for a sleek couch by the beach and attended Asbury Agile, a one day single-track conference for “makers and doers in the web industry” in nearby Asbury Park.

Wrapping up Social Media: Social Uprising at NYU

Continuing my exploration into events outside of the immediate domain of user experience design, I recently attended a panel discussion at New York University that examined the role of social tools in the Middle East and North African uprisings.

Field Trip: Social Capital and Computer Mediated Communication

Another field trip leads me to the Rutgers School of Communication and Information to attend a lecture discussing social capital and social tools used by teens and young adults in Israel.

IA Summit 2011 Wrap Up

I summarize a few thoughts on the IA Summit 2011 and UX Show and Tell in Denver, Colorado.

Roadmap, Not Tea Leaves: Roger Martin on UX Designers of the Future

Roger Martin’s March 2011 Harvard Business Review column reads like a roadmap leading to the next phase of user experience design & strategy.

Field Trip: Discussing Goffman and Social Interaction Design

A Goffman scholar discusses how a 20th century sociologist’s work can frame interaction design problems.