Design & User Experience

Connective DX’s HDX-15 Report wins healthcare marketing Gold Award

October 25th 2017

Congratulations to my colleagues and everyone who helped create the Hospital Digital Experience (HDX-15) report, which has won recognition from the eHealthcare Leadership Awards as a best annual or special report. Its rare when an industry gives an award to an agency for marketing within it, but that’s what Useful Arts is about – the challenge for brands to stand for something more.

Mount Sinai Hospital emerges as a new digital experience leader in updated HDX-15 report

June 14th 2017

The second edition of the HDX-15 report shows a new entrant, New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, as a new leader among an elite class of healthcare marketers.

Strategic Change is a Value Judgement: Insights for Digital Transformation Leaders

January 21st 2017

Not all change is wise, but nearly all change is resisted. To overcome organizational inertia and lead the way to transformation, you may need the strategic clarity that only the delete key can deliver. Here are some tips from from the front lines of digital consulting on creating alignment for change.

Google’s Adwords Redesign Beats Space Elevators and Robot Cars

April 3rd 2016

Sure, Google is full of exciting projects – but how about using design to fix ‘the money door’ which drives literally all of its current profits? Wouldn’t that be at least as exciting as designing concepts for markets that don’t yet exist? If your design work follows the money or user frustration – then, at Google, all roads leads to Adwords.

Cleveland Clinic Empathy + Innovation Summit: Five Patient-First Forces to Fix Healthcare

May 28th 2014

Here are five macro-changes that are starting to driving systemic innovation in healthcare. Making empathy, design, medicine and business intersect for better value, outcomes, and patient experiences.

Join me for a quick free webinar, Tuesday December 10th

December 9th 2013

The nice people at the Online Marketing Institute have asked me to give a rocket fast webinar on ISITE Design’s approach to digital strategy. Details and a the free registration link for friends of UsefulArts are this way.

Four Beautiful Tools to Keep You Poised

September 26th 2013

Welcome to my Quick ‘n’ Dirty Fall edition of digital tools to make it easier to be awesome. These just keep coming up in conversations with friends who ask about managing priories and projects, great design, and making ideas visual. I’d love to hear what tools you like – and if you’ve used any of these.

Andrew Schwint and Michael Flint: The Power of Design Thinking

May 23rd 2013

Andrew Schwint and Michael Flint recently spent an evening sharing their design insights with graduate students at Northeastern University.. I hope their insights will trigger your design thinking.

Best job ever? Usability Testing Bartender

February 21st 2013

I’ve seen the future of usability; it has a buzz on. Watch this funny video and grasp the genius of testing users under the influence. See why I want to be your bartender of usability testing.

Plow Me: Its Uber for Snow Removal

February 9th 2013

Hold the phone – the Internet has delivered another slug of civilized goodness: Plow Me. The best web apps change service model design, here’s how Plow Me sets out to do just that.