This past winter I had the esteemed privilege to work with the team at AnyClip as their UX Consultant. It was one of the best experiences of my life as I loved working with the highly talented team there as well as the product that they were working on. Finally the new AnyClip Beta is available! Be sure to check it out at anyclip.com. I would love to hear any feedback or thoughts that you might have and I know that AnyClip would appreciate them as well. To give direct feedback to the AnyClip team, use the Feedback button on anyclip.com (on the far left side of the screen). Otherwise, feel free to leave your comments here and I’ll be sure to pass them along. Have fun searching for Any Movie Moment Ever!
I saw this list come across the New York Tech message board and thought it would be great to share: http://entrepreneurialreads.pbworks.com/. It’s awesome to see a list of non-business books for entrepreneurs/independents as I love to read and to learn. I also love when I read something that is not a direct response to the business world, but does support us in our human condition to create a more balanced outlook on life and work. Unfortunately I doubt I’ll ever have the time to read them all (or even most of them). However when I am looking for some inspiration I’ll be looking here. The key for me is to not feel overwhelmed by lists like these, and to realize that every step I take, is a step forward in my career and my business even if it’s not a full fledged run. Enjoy the info!
Today I had the wonderful honor of meeting and chatting with fellow UX independent Whitney Hess down at one of the coolest co-working spots in NY, New Work City.
Of course we had several topics that we talked about, but probably the most important was the future we saw lying ahead for ourselves and other UX independents in New York. We noted that there are very few independents that we know of working here in the city, especially compared to the high demand there is for our skills. There are many startups and other technical ventures crying out for someone to help them make their product and/or service easy to use but very few of us are returning the cry. Imagine what would happen if we UX independents all came together and developed a strategy for how we wanted to serve this market! Imagine if there were other UX professionals such as graphic designers, copy writers, content strategiests to fill the gaping hole! These were fulfilling thoughts for me considering the amount of requests that both Whitney and I see from our clients for talents that we do not possess. As Interaction/User Experience Designers we cannot fill every need that a company may have. There is a HUGE opportunity out there for those of us looking to snatch up a challenge and an independent lifestyle.
We decided that we would go forward and try to see our ideas become a reality. First we’re hoping to start introducing more UX pros to the Tech pros and get the two communities to begin to merge. In order to do so, it’s imperative that we know who these people are and where they are hiding. So come on indies… where are you hiding?! Let me know if you’d like to be apart of something new, great and different or as I like to call it, the future of our profession!