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Hello! This is my personal blog, wherein I discuss all sorts of random things and share my ideas and creations. You might want to learn more about me, or just browse the newest posts below. Say hello if you'd like. ~ Emma

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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…