How to Personalize Your UX Service Offering

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television.  I originally wrote this article for Excella.com on May 19, 2016. As we continue to grow at Excella, we strive to fine tune our UX service. It’s not enough to provide UX services merely as adjuncts to development projects. Our aim is to build a UX practice that … Continue reading How to Personalize Your UX Service Offering

Don’t Let Bad UX Kill Your Open Data – Part 3

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television. You can see my presentation on this topic at the UXDC 2015 conference. This is Part Three of Three in a series that identifies opportunities for improving the experience of working with open data.  In Part One we established that there are at least two primary … Continue reading Don’t Let Bad UX Kill Your Open Data – Part 3

Trade Data to help U.S. Companies Export

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television.  I originally ghost-wrote this article on the Hack for Change Web site on June 5, 2015. The National Day of Civic Hacking is not just an event, it’s a mindset that the International Trade Administration (ITA) fully supports. We too follow open data principles by making trade data easily available for … Continue reading Trade Data to help U.S. Companies Export

Go Ahead! Dump Your Wallet and Live Out of Your Phone – Part 1

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television I have been SO excited to write this article for a long time and now the time has come!  Yes, come on.   Dump your wallet.  Live out of your phone! Almost. The digital revolution has not yet been fully realized in my jacket pocket but we're soooooo … Continue reading Go Ahead! Dump Your Wallet and Live Out of Your Phone – Part 1

You’re Sitting on a Gold Mine – Part 2

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television Is your brain whirring yet? In Part 1, I covered the many ways you can use your data to improve your customers’ experience and to connect with other companies that complement your offerings – all in the name of expanding your business. If you’re still not convinced, … Continue reading You’re Sitting on a Gold Mine – Part 2

Get Things Done by Making Peace With Your Lizard Brain

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television Is it ironic that I put off writing this article to the last minute?  It's now the last article in my series on reclaiming two hours of your life every day.  And I really should've finished this yesterday. Yet, I don't want to be accused of abusing the term like Alanis … Continue reading Get Things Done by Making Peace With Your Lizard Brain

Reclaim Two Hours of Your Life Every Day – Part II

by Stuart Ridgway, Original Music for Film and Television I was just talking to a friend of mine about part I of this article series when it occurred to me that getting yourself out of your email inbox includes training yourself as much as training the folks you interact with.  You really have to make it … Continue reading Reclaim Two Hours of Your Life Every Day – Part II