Mozilla CBT Build Principles

Making implicit information explicit allows us to grow. We are able to recognize and add to something that works well, while focusing less on what doesn’t work well. Being explicit allows us to talk about something we do and/or experience – it allows this information to be shared and understood by others. When we focus […]

Winning Startup Weekend (SF)

This was my second Startup Weekend. My team won! I was CEO and co-founder, partnered with two good friends (my co-founders) who were CTO and CDO. We created an app called Nikomu which was about connecting people through cooking together. For many many years I’ve been interested in how people connect through technology and this […]

Exploring Contributor Motivation

Why does understanding motivation for open source matter? This allows community builders to design more fulfilling experiences for contributors. It allows a contributor to be recognized in way he or she prefers. It allows community builders to advocate for projects that would be exciting to contributors. The challenge of studying motivation (and thus recognition) is […]

Ad Venture Case Competition – Get Hooked!

During my Integrated Marketing Communication course in the MSc Marketing program at Aarhus University, the class was divided into groups to work on the Ad Venture marketing case competition from the EU. My group was one of the top in the class and was sent on to make 1 of 2 submissions for Aarhus University […]

Firefox Context Menu – Drag-and-Share Design Concepts

After the research phase of the context menu, is the design phase. Myself along with a few other from the Firefox UX team met to do some ideation and brainstorming. We generated many ideas and then consolidated them into a few main themes. The first of these themes is what I call ‘drag-and-share.’ I noticed […]

Designing for Participation Workshop – Jan 2014

Recently I lead a designing for participation workshop at Mozilla. This was based on the initial workshop created by David Eaves. David and I met, he told me the thinking behind the workshop and encouraged me to experiment with it. I wanted to add more the the thinking behind why designing for participation is important, […]

Firefox Context Menu – User Experience Research (UXR)

A few months ago I began a UX project focused on the context menu in Firefox. If you’re wondering what that is, you’re not alone. The context menu is the menu you use all the time but don’t think about it much. Any time you right click (or control click) you trigger this menu with […]

Language Learning Badge (Mozilla)

After my work on the Capture Mozilla badge, Dino Anderson¬†asked to me create a badge for the language learning project he is working on. This badge is to be awarded to all Mozillians who participate in learning a new language (not programming language). Learning a new language fuels Mozilla’s ability to be a global community. […]