UX Career Paths and Job Satisfaction

I made the change to a usability specialist career over 8 years ago and have never looked back. I have been extremely happy with my jobs, my coworkers, the topics and tasks I do everyday are

This article on UX Magazine by Patrick Malecek details job satisfaction by UX practitioners and I found it extremely interesting.

Survey research conducted in the fall of 2010 investigating job satisfaction among usability practitioners and how satisfaction is impacted by employer type, organizational placement, and other factors. Continue reading

UX Matters Survey

For all you Usability Specialists out there, I hope you are accessing and reading the articles from UX Matters.

In celebration of their third year of publishing, they are taking a survey from readers and you can provide feedback about what content you would like to see in the coming year. Just click HERE

Obama Taking the Lead (Maybe)

It looks as though my donation put Obama on the road to victory! If he wins Texas it’s all over! He won Hawaii in a landslide!

So much for the good news…

I have this nagging feeling in the back of my neck. Do you remember 2000 and the presidential race that ended in a world-class embarrassing way? How about the fact that George Bush won AGAIN in ’04. Now I grant you that Kerry had about as much charisma as a dog turd. I am simply pointing out a pattern that continued with Arnold Schwarzenegger winning the Governorship in Kalifornya.

I guess I am nervous about any “funny stuff” in the voting.

I find it hard to believe that with 100% of the precincts reporting…How is it that there are barely over 37,000 votes tallied? I realize that Hawaii is a series of Islands, but there are well over 1,000,000 adults there. This isn’t another one of those voting incidents, is it?

Clinton is getting 5 delegates for a certain percentage of the votes.

Will this play heavily later? Don’t you think that “the powers that be” know EXACTLY how many votes and delegates are needed in order to win? They can make sure that the popular vote and the delegate vote don’t necessarily come up with the same winner. This could go on to the electoral college as well. Remember, we as the people, don’t actually, technically, vote for our President.

As a technophile and self-declared nerd, I STILL do not trust votes or the counting of votes with machines. Let alone that archaic electoral college. who are those people anyway?

Beware, my countrymen and women.