On Mentoring

This is a note of gratitude about an unexpected development in my career outside of academia and I share it with you in the hopes it builds your optimism about your career outside of academia. As I was transitioning out of academia and into anything else I was worried I’d lose one of the dimensions…… Continue reading On Mentoring

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Philosophy, UX Research, Everything

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The impressive folks at UX Wizards invited me to join them on their podcast. You can listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, or visit the podcast site. I had a really lovely time talking with them about a range of topics from how my training in Philosophy has been valuable for my UX work,…… Continue reading Philosophy, UX Research, Everything

Fostering Trust through Effective Communication and Action

This week I’ve been reflecting on a passage from Mencius (the latinized way of referring to Mengzi 孟子), an important person in the early development of Confucian philosophy: “Benevolence (仁 ren) is like archery. An archer corrects himself and only then shoots. If he shoots but does not hit the mark, he does not resent…… Continue reading Fostering Trust through Effective Communication and Action

UX Careers & Kungfu [Video]

https://youtu.be/pKmFKXK2WVs Earlier this year I posted a bunch of words that I used as part of my talk at the UX Hustle Summit. Now you can enjoy the dulcet tones of my voice and video of my Covid grief beard. My sincere thanks to Abriel Shipley and the organizers of the UX Hustle Summit this…… Continue reading UX Careers & Kungfu [Video]

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Confucian Philosophy for UX

Detail from Huang Gongwang's "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains"

Reconceptualizing my career is something that my Confucian training enables because, fundamentally, a career is a matter of kungfu mastery.

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