from designer to founder

12 Jun 2007 - 3:55pm
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Cwodtke
2004

HI y'all

I've been coaxed into giving a talk about going from a designer to the
CEO/founder of a start-up at Baychi tonight, and I'm working on my
slides and boy, am I boring! If you were going to come see me tonight,
what would you like to know? If you've made the switch, what would you
like to tell folks?

Answer here, or here http://www.boxesandarrows.com/idea/view/5240 or to
me privately if its naughty.

~c

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Christina Wodtke
Principal Instigator
415-577-2550

Business :: http://www.cucinamedia.com
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12 Jun 2007 - 4:17pm
Josh Seiden
2003

In your role as a Founder, you must work with Interaction Designers
and UX people. What do you think they should know about their
audience that they don't appear to know?

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13 Jun 2007 - 11:43am
Doug Anderson
2004

Hi Christina,

What parts of your current role are most pleasurable and/or satisfying to you? Why? How does that (not) differ from the most pleasurable and/or satisfying parts of your prior role? Are you spending more or less time, as a percentage of working time, doing the stuff you love to do?

Those answers bear on for whom in the audience your transition might be a good one. They also enable your audience to empathize with you in your current plight, er, role. ;>)

Wish I could drop-in for your presentation.

Peace,
Doug Anderson
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Opinions expressed are necessarily mine, not necessarily those of the Mayo Foundation.

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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 13:55:45 -0700
From: Christina Wodtke <cwodtke at eleganthack.com>
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] from designer to founder
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HI y'all

I've been coaxed into giving a talk about going from a designer to the
CEO/founder of a start-up at Baychi tonight, and I'm working on my
slides and boy, am I boring! If you were going to come see me tonight,
what would you like to know?  If you've made the switch, what would you
like to tell folks?

Answer here, or here http://www.boxesandarrows.com/idea/view/5240 or to
me privately if its naughty.

~c

--
Christina Wodtke
Principal Instigator
415-577-2550

Business :: http://www.cucinamedia.com
Magazine :: http://www.boxesandarrows.com
Product :: http://www.publicsquarehq.com
Personal :: http://www.eleganthack.com
Book :: http://www.blueprintsfortheweb.com

cwodtke at eleganthack.com

13 Jun 2007 - 11:49am
Cwodtke
2004

for the curious, http://www.slideshare.net/cwodtke/from-designer-to-founder

thanks to those who emailed me off list!

And a couple answers

Josh: I don't work with interaction designers. We are a three person
company, and so I play that role when our engineer doesn't. And if you
are rolling your eyes-- you are welcome to come work for equity for me
anytime. :P

Douglas: One thing that hasn't changed is that the best part of my job
is delighting my users. And the part that pains me is when I can't make
my users happy.

Thanks, y'all...

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> In your role as a Founder, you must work with Interaction Designers
> and UX people. What do you think they should know about their
> audience that they don't appear to know?
>
>
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Christina Wodtke
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Business :: http://www.cucinamedia.com
Magazine :: http://www.boxesandarrows.com
Product :: http://www.publicsquarehq.com
Personal :: http://www.eleganthack.com
Book :: http://www.blueprintsfortheweb.com

cwodtke at eleganthack.com

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