This Week @ Portigal


  • I’m back from an excellent few days in New York City. MOMA, the Highline, lots of fun foods and of course the New York book launch party for Interviewing Users. More to come on all of that.
  • While he won’t make his official debut in the office space itself until Wednesday, I’m enjoying getting to know Max, our new-to-us Queensland Heeler!
  • I’m being interviewed for a short podcast this week about Interviewing Users and will post when it goes live.
  • I’m working on two different online Q&A article thingies which I hope to get finished and maybe even posted this week!
  • I’ll be speaking to designers, researchers and others at IDEO SF this Friday, as part of their Design Research speaker series.
  • Also scheduled are meetings about future research projects (a new vision for an established product), an in-house conference day at a global corporation, a speaking gig at a pretty huge marketing conference and sharing perspectives on getting the word out for a new book.
  • On the town this week: I’ll be at the “Connecting” Film and Panel Discussion on Tuesday and the Pinterest Loft Warming Party on Thursday. Will you be there?
  • Ten years gone: From June 2003 – new features not being adopted because they don’t work
  • What we’re consuming: Claes Oldenburg’s Mouse Museum, Karlssonwilker, Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop, City Bakery, Harlan Ellison, Ippudo New York, Eataly.


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