Mobile Phone with "Banish the Myth" on the screen.

It’s time to banish the myth that you can predict what a user will need on a mobile device. You can’t do it. The closest you can get to predicting the needs of a mobile user is to give them context aware information. Even then you won’t be close most of the time. They need…

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Baby using touchscreen

What have you done lately to simplify someone’s life? Everyone’s life is complex. Everyone’s busy in their own way. If you can simplify it, then you’re providing a good return on investment. What Learning & Development is all about is simplifying the lives of others by giving them better tools to deal with the world.…

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Picture of a desk with several devices on it (tablet, phone, computer)

First post of 2014 and I’m feeling motivated to keep going with every two weeks a new post #ResolutionNow*. I’ve made that my goal for the past seven or eight months and it’s worked out close to that, 22 posts last year I think. Now for the post I’ve had on the list for several…

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Empower Employees With A Wiki - People across the table from each other with a tablet and cell phone on table, taking notes on paper

It’s been a while since my last post, and for good reason. I started a new job in early November and then in mid-November I moved into a new house. Big changes with a lot going on to say the least. With all these changes, my ideas haven’t slowed, but they have changed a bit.…

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DevLearn 2013 Logo

I’ve been hearing a lot about DevLearn these past couple of weeks. While admittedly I’m a little envious of those going, I know I’m better off making the best of what I have available. Luckily, with all the great technology and ways of communicating out there, and people so willing to use it, I can…

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Baby using touchscreen

If you haven’t been to the front of my web site, you haven’t seen my daughter using my cell phone at 18 months, and better than my parents use theirs. That’s her below, browsing around, although I photoshopped her app with one of my blog posts. Before her, my experience was limited how well kids…

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Sesame Street Choreography

I often find myself glancing at the TV while Sesame Street is on for my daughter, and admittedly I watch it more than she does, so on many occasions I’ve seen the following clip. It’s an entertaining video and Melissa McCarthy is always very funny, so that helps make my analogy a little more entertaining.…

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#nickleffportfolio

About a month ago I ran across this great post about using a personal hashtag to promote your portfolio. It took me some time to start using my new hashtag because I had to think about how I wanted to use it (and what hashtag I wanted to use). Eventually I settled on #nickleffportfolio which…

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What's my development process

A few weeks ago there was a bit of restructuring in my company within my greater department. Several teams had been re-organized into an easier structure. This also meant a new multimedia training team was created, that’s where I went. This new team was unheard of to the rest of the department. We were to explain the…

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Pictures of woman eating pizza with wine at a restaurant.

Update: Would this be Training Experience As a User Experience? I read an article a while ago about user experience design likened to an experience at a restaurant, unfortunately I can’t find it, but I’ll give you the gist of it with my own twist: It feels so satisfying when you go to a restaurant…

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