User experience and interface designer. I make things: design, mobile, web, apps. UX Director at Bitovi. Author of Articulating Design Decisions. Find me on Twitter / LinkedIn.

Podcast Roundup

April 7, 2016


I’ve been a guest on quite a few podcasts recently to talk about Articulating Design Decisions. Here’s the list of every podcast in one place with links to each show. UX Pod, UX Podcast, UX Mastery, Web Agency Podcast, Shop Talk Show, Hustlecast, Businessology, O’Reilly Radar, UX & Growth, WordPress Roundtable.

Designers Aren’t Always Right

March 31, 2016

designer missing the target

This post is adapted from the book Articulating Design Decisions: Communicate with Stakeholders, Keep Your Sanity, and Deliver the Best User Experience and originally appeared on the UserZoom Blog. One of the keys to a successful design process is learning to articulate design decisions to other people in a way that is effective and compels them to agree […]

Win a Copy of Articulating Design Decisions and Discussing Design [Over]

January 12, 2016

Articulating Design Decisions and Discussing Design

NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER! Congrats to @oakmac1! Everyone needs to be better at talking about design, right? This week I’m giving away a copy of the books Articulating Design Decisions and Discussing Design to one lucky Tweeter. It’s simple, just answer the question: Why should I give you the bird? using the hashtag #givemethebird and […]

Stakeholders are People Too

October 20, 2015

This is a post I wrote for UX Booth. Jim worked for me several years ago. He was a young, enthusiastic designer, building a brand-new platform for a non-profit to further a mission he believed in. His ideas were strong because his user-centered approach taught him to always put the user first, but he was also […]

Designer Hangout AMA Articulating Design Decisions

October 8, 2015


Today I participated in an Ask Me Anything with the Designer Hangout community on Slack to discuss Articulating Design Decisions. Here’s the transcript, if you missed it. tomgreever [12:59 PM] Uploaded an image: Here we go… Add Comment jakerogelberg [1:00 PM] Welcome everyone, and thanks @tomgreever for doing this AMA with us! :clap: :tada: :+1:5 […]

This is why so many people have an opinion about design

The more that I talk to people about what it means to explain design, the more I realize that everyone across all types of organizations — from product companies to nonprofits to universities to health care — is intensely interested in it. Everyone now has an opinion about design, and we’ve all been in the […]