I am a trained public speaker. (I also tried to be a stand-up comedian, but let’s talk about that later.) I love to give talks on design, storytelling, the creative process, and other things on my mind. Here are are of my favorite talks.

Designing with words, it’s a thing

Ladies That UX, January 2022
Learn how to tell good UX writing from bad in under 3 seconds, how to design with content, and which principles of language can make you a better designer.

How UX Writing is like stand-up comedy (and also how it’s not)

Button Conference, October 2020
On October 22, 2020 I delivered the keynote at the inaugural Button, the conference for content designers.

Storytelling and design

Stanford d.school, April 2019
In April, 2019, I presented this talk and workshop at the d.school at Stanford University. The audience was a multidisciplinary group enrolled in a course called Design for Healthy Behaviors.

More than (buzz)words: 4 frameworks to help you think and build narratively

UXU, Google, November 2018
I delivered this presentation for Google’s UX writers at the annual design summit known as UXU. I cut through the platitudes in favor of practical frameworks UX writers could actually use.