Posts by Sarah

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Connected Hardware Eats Unicorns for Breakfast

The world of software-empowered, connected hardware is beckoning. It’s the unsolved future — a vast frontier of possibility: rich and meaty problems waiting for awesome design solutions. And you unicorns are ready gallop to the rescue, right?

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Wemo, Part 1

The Opportunity: In 2010, Belkin was making timer sockets, a line of smart energy products, and a line of Wi-Fi...

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Energy Behavior Change

Problem: Conserving energy is important, but behavior change is hard. Goal: Help Belkin’s Conserve division to be focused and make clear decisions when...

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Smart Energy Display

Problem: In 2010, many energy companies were (for various reasons) installing smart energy meters on their customers’ homes. One of the benefits...

Learning from My UX Interviews

Learning from My UX Interviews

Some of you expressed some interest in what I learned from my experience interviewing, so I’m going to take a...

Embarking on a New Adventure

Embarking on a New Adventure

This Thursday will be my last day at Yahoo! After three and a half years, I’ll be packing up my...

Spotted: Safety on a Plane

Spotted: Safety on a Plane

On one of my recent flights, this was the view of the tray table on the seat-back in front of...

Interaction ’10

Interaction ’10

It’s been almost two weeks now since I returned from Interaction ’10 in Savannah, which was a fantastic conference packed...

Apple iPad: an Antisocial Device

Apple iPad: an Antisocial Device

Unless you’ve been deep in a cave for all of last week, you probably heard that Apple announced their new...

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Case Study: Awards Shows

The 67th annual Golden Globe Awards were just a little over a week ago, and within two days (Sunday and...

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