We'll be talking about wicked problems, designing for ambiguity, and the struggle to build things that last. And did I mention there will be Doctor Who references, pizza, AND beer? Because I should mention that. :)
Sign up at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/designers-geeks-4th-anniversary-ambiguity-in-design-tickets-17515287697—hope to see you there!
Job postings that are too masculine deter female candidates and hurt the diversity at organizations. But job postings that are strongly feminine-coded have almost no impact on deterring men from applying.
I think there's some ambiguity in how we use language in job postings and I don't think an algorithm can wholly take that into account and spit out a binary answer. Even so, this is a step in the right direction and an important signal to take into account when writing and sharing job posts.
"No one is more sentimentalized in America than mothers on Mother’s Day, but no one is more often blamed for the culture’s bad people and behavior. You want to give me chocolate and flowers? That would be great. I love them both. I just don’t want them out of guilt, and I don’t want them if you’re not going to give them to all the people who helped mother our children."
The things that hurt us the most are the ones we can’t speak of.
They’re the dark battles that remain unspoken, lurking on the fringes. They’re the conspiracies of silence caused by the things we can’t say.
They pull at us in the smallest, the most intimate of ways. They break us with their banality. Or sometimes they just break us.
They're secret wars.
Here are three stories from the front: https://medium.com/@jcolman/secret-wars-25db2534c358
- University of WashingtonM.S., Information Management, 2011 - 2013
- Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteCertificate, Human-Computer Interactions (HCI), 1997 - 1998
- Michigan Technological UniversityB.S., Scientifiic and Technical Communication (STC), 1993 - 1997
Hi! I’m Jonathon Colman. I’m not ignoring you, I’m just introverted. Despite this, I’m a Webby Award-winning UX content strategist at Facebook, the social network. Yeah, I’m surprised by that, too.
I served overseas in the Peace Corps (Burkina Faso, West Africa: 1999-2000) and have spoken at over 70 tech events on five continents. I worked in nonprofit organizations for nearly a decade and also earned a master’s degree in Information Management from the University of Washington in 2013.
All of that makes me a nerd, but don’t worry—I’m one of the good ones.
- Facebook, Inc.Product UX + Content Strategy, 2013 - presentLead content strategy for platform and search products with billions of interactions/day. Develop and scale a team of 3 focused on content strategy for 20+ products. Build products involving location, privacy, and integrations with third-party apps. Plan, structure, design, and write content for product user experiences.
- REIPrinciple Experience Architect, 2012 - 2013Created enterprise content standards and governance workflows. Structured and modeled content metadata for findability and reusability. Developed business cases for cross-channel content experiences and apps.
- REISEO, Inbound Marketing, 2008 - 2012Grew organic search by 160% to nearly 50M visits and $100M in sales/year. Organized an agile dev team of 12 people focused on search, navigation, and SEO. Managed $200k budget, contracted with external agencies and consultants.
- The Nature ConservancyAssociate Director, Digital Marketing, 2004 - 2008Led global web marketing, advertising, and production teams to build awareness. Directed SEO, paid search, and partnerships yielding millions of dollars in donations. Developed strategy for implementing core technologies, including CMS and analytics.
- Barbara Thomas Fellowship ProgramFellow, Internet Marketing (Australia), 2008 - 2008
- New Target Internet Design & DevelopmentUser Interface Architect, 2004 - 2004
- Conservation InternationalWeb Communications and Content Manager, 2003 - 2004
- Great Lakes CommissionWeb and Publications Designer, 2001 - 2003
- Peace CorpsPeace Corps Volunteer - Community Health Development, 1999 - 2000
- IBMLead Information Developer, Groupware, 1997 - 1999
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