Friday, May 20, 2011

Twist #46 - with Steve Alexander

It's been a bounty of interviews the past couple of months, so much so that I'm starting to lose count how many are in the pipeline. I've set up a little section in Google Docs so that those of us who actively work with these files can keep track of the schedule and what's coming up, where and when. Seriously, it's a nice problem to have :).

This week’s interview comes to us courtesy of New Zealand and my fellow producer Farid Vaswani. Farid goes to great length to line up and talk to people "down under" that would be good potential candidates for interviews, and this week is no exception. Steve Alexander with Purple Shirt is our guest, and he discusses his specialty area, with is Usability and User Experience. More to the point, it's the intersection between what the user wants and what the organization needs, and trying to strike a balance between providing a product in a timely manner that's effective and providing a quality product that users want to use. If you’d like to hear the interview, then please listen to Episode #46.

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