Midwest UX 2013 – Grand Rapids is Amazing

I write this still sitting in Michigan, just outside of Grand Rapids (so alas, no brunch for me) at a hotel near the airport. This year was my third year at Midwest UX. I’m not from the Midwest (although family members do hail from Ohio). I don’t live in the Midwest, but in 2011 a friend and co-worker at the time, Andrew Hinton said that there was this crazy, intimate little conference that’s going to happen in Columbus, OH & that I should go. Columbus? Seriously? Well, it’s inexpensive. Why not… I recall that reaction mainly because when I heard that MWUX would…

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Thoughts on Midwest UX 2011

This past weekend, I was able to attend the Midwest UX conference held in Columbus, Ohio.  I had a phenomenal time and was able to meet some really great, smart, and passionate people.  I was able to immerse myself into an entire weekend surrounded by uber-UX-geeks of all ages and backgrounds who spoke a common language.  Or several common languages with common keywords.  I was able to speak without having to explain terms I was using.  In short, it was a beautiful thing that I hadn’t experienced in a long, long time. I live for my family first and foremost,…

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