How you charge affects user experience

If you sell ads, your actual customer is advertisers, not your users. How does that affect your user’s experience?read more…

April 2012: New car, new hair, and a better way to poo

A new series: the monthly round-up. This month I bought a new car, dyed my hair red, took the RC-S training, reviewed tax software, created a tool to change unwanted habits…and, yes, improved my bathroom UX.read more…

Multipotentialites, Scanners, and Renaissance Souls

People with multiple interests, multiple careers, multiple talents: there are more terms to describe this than I thought. I’m excited and happy to find so many blogs out there on the topic. read more…

Review of Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Animal: Awesome!

The most powerful cordless vacuum in the world…lowering the barrier-to-vacuuming. I love it.read more…

New Design: Grown-up Boots

The cheekyboots boots get legs, sophistication, and a road to walk on.read more…

Coffee Pod Machines

The question: What is the deal with those coffee makers that use pods? Which one is best for a single gal in a small condo? My results… There are basically two options: K-cup or Nespresso.¬†For either system, you are looking at around 60 cents per cup. K-Cups K-cups are the most widely available pods, and […]read more…

A Software Odyssey: How I Learned I Love UX

After two years of development, Acorn Host has a new backend and front-end. And I get a revelation: UX is my thing. I love optimizing experience.read more…

my first Prezi: Intro to SoulCollage

SoulCollage is a method of exploring your unconscious through collage. Prezi is a fascinating presentation-making app.read more…

Boundaries With the Muse: Taming the Creator Archetype

The Creator Archetype feels like a raw rush of wild energy. But sometimes that wildness wreaks havoc on things like sleep and self-care. Time to find some balance.read more…

cheekyboots :: reset

This is the first blog I ever stuck with. Which means it’s full of old posts. Almost 400 over six years. And lately, it’s felt like I was carrying a big bag of junk around. I wanted to get rid of it. So for the last few weeks it’s been shut down. I put up […]read more…