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Steve Portigal
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Join me in 3 hours for Wise Talk where I'll be chatting about Interviewing Users and taking your questions!
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Hey-hey, here's what's happening this week at Portigal 
The weeketh beginneth, all! I'm in Boston with my client today and tomorrow, with one day to talk through the findings and implications of the research and another to workshop ideas for new products and features. It's been a long haul with this project and I'm pretty excited about the culmination. Later this week I will be getting transcripts from fieldwork that I was not involved in, as I continue to coach this new (to me) team on uncovering t...
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Check out what's going on this week at Portigal
Howdy April. Hopefully it's spring for you if you live in a spring-in-April part of the world. The key objective for this week is to wrap up the deliverable document for this project. That means I'm working in PowerPoint, trying to actually craft an articulate statement that succinctly expresses the details of what we saw - and why that's relevant to our client. I took some time this week to make sure that I left paper (and Microsoft Word) and ...
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New blog post: It's the Sharing Economy All the Way Down about recursion as a business model for sharing (and includes a +Portlandia reference, too!)
When things start getting really silly, you know you are in a bubble. A San Francisco startup called Breeze is renting brand-new Toyota Priuses to people who want to drive for Uber and Lyft. There is huge demand from people who don't own cars to be part of the 'ride-sharing' economy," said CEO and co-founder Jeff Pang. Breeze now has 25 cars, all fully booked by drivers who answered its Craigslist ads or heard about it from friends. "We don't bu...
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So pleased to be leading "Well, We've Done All This Research, Now What?" at Euro IA in Brussels in late September! Registration starts soon.
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Next week, I’ll be one of several speakers at this day-long virtual event. Use the discount code STEVE for 20% off! (with +Dave Gray +Brenda Laurel +Christina Wodtke +Leah Buley +Kim Goodwin )
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It's been a while but hooray! A new fieldwork War Story, from Lindsay Moore!
Part 57 of 57 in the series War StoriesWar StoriesAnnouncing: War StoriesSteve’s War Story: It’s All Going To BurnTamara’s War Story: What the Hell? Don’t you knock?Tell Us Your War StoryVanessa’s War Story: DDoSed in VegasDan’s War Story: Focus, no matter what!Priya’s War Story: Taking empathy to a whole new levelTom’s War Story: Go with the flowMary Ann’s War Story: Be PreparedLeo’s War Story: No, We Really Meant the UserNicolas’ War Story: Do ...
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It's been 11 months since Interviewing Users came out - here's a roundup of links, presentations & other related info
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Enjoyed listening to this podcast with Kerry Bodine not the least for the amazing shout-out she gives to Interviewing Users at 15:45
Subscribe to the podcast using:   iTunes  |  Stitcher  |  SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/uxdiscoverysession/ds026-kerry-bodine-consultant   This episode features an interview with Kerry Bodine, Consultant & Co-Author of Outside In Brought to you by our sponsor: MarksAndLogos.com 00:00 Intro Theme 00:11 Introductions/Interview with Kerry Bodine. Links / topics mentioned: Carnegie Melon Forrester Research Customer Success Manager Customer Experi...
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Yep, here's what's going on this week at Portigal
It's the last day of March... I'm in the office on a Monday morning for the first time in forever. I'm not planning any travel for about two weeks, which is quite nice I'm looking at a huge stack of transcripts from the last few weeks of fieldwork, reading through them and marking up bits and pieces that will accrue into key takeaways for my client. We're planning both a presentation and a follow-on workshop and although there's a ton to do to g...
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  • University of Toronto
    Computer Science, 1986 - 1990
  • University of Guelph
    Computing and Information Science, 1992 - 1994
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  • Portigal Consulting
    Principal, 2001 - present
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