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Posts by: Peter Sheerin

About Peter Sheerin

Peter Sheerin is best known for the decade he spent as the Technical Editor of CADENCE magazine, where he was the acknowledged expert in Computer-Aided Design hardware and software. He has a long-standing passion for improving usability of software, hardware, and everyday objects that is always interwoven in his articles.

Peter is available for freelance technical writing and product reviews, and is exploring career opportunities in interaction design. His pet personal project is exploring the best ways to harmonize visual, tactile, and audible symbols for improving the effectiveness of alerting systems.

  1. Amazon’s Commingling of Questions March 27, 2017

    Posted in Delighting Customers, Design, Usability.

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  2. What the bleep‽ (Ludicrous Linotype Omission) September 20, 2016

    Posted in Uncategorized.

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  3. Google Books Goofed September 19, 2016

    Posted in Delighting Customers, Web.

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  4. Who to Blame for Password Management Problems June 19, 2016

    Posted in Design.

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  5. GMT Hasn’t been International Time Since 1971—Stop Using It! June 17, 2016

    Posted in Uncategorized.

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  6. Keeping Idiots Busy June 10, 2016

    Posted in Uncategorized.

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  7. Normalization of Deviance Considered Harmful June 6, 2016

    Posted in Leadership.

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  8. Apple Store’s Doors’ Ignores May 28, 2016

    Posted in Design.

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  9. Maniacaly Perfect Phantom September 8, 2015

    Posted in Audio, Delighting Customers, Innovation.

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  10. Commentary on 7 Steps for Effective Brainstorming February 14, 2014

    Posted in Delighting Customers, Innovation, Leadership.

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  11. How to Win Customers With a Dab of Glue or Two February 13, 2014

    Posted in Design, Innovation.

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  12. Taped-Up Security February 7, 2014

    Posted in Hardware, Security.

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  13. To Create Loyal Customers, go OCD over the UI and UX November 26, 2013

    Posted in Service, Uncategorized.

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  14. Undercover Boss: Understanding the Mood January 6, 2013

    Posted in Leadership, Personal.

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  15. Be Lighter Than Air December 22, 2012

    Posted in Design, Usability.

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  16. Be Better Than Free November 22, 2012

    Posted in Design, Innovation.

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  17. Undercover Boss—Rick Silva of Checkers October 20, 2012

    Posted in Leadership.

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  18. Innovation Inspiration #025—Prioritize the Inflexible September 22, 2012

    Posted in Innovation.

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  19. Polish, Perfectionism, and Presentations September 16, 2012

    Posted in Design.

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  20. Design Rule #005—Follow the Specifications September 9, 2012

    Posted in Design.

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  21. Innovation Inspiration #024—Read 10-Year-Old Books September 1, 2012

    Posted in Design, Innovation.

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  22. Innovation Inspiration #024—Soak Until You Wrinkle August 25, 2012

    Posted in Innovation.

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  23. Design Rule #004—Obsess Over Tiny Corners August 12, 2012

    Posted in Design.

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  24. Design Rule #003—Go With the Flow August 1, 2012

    Posted in Design, Usability.

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  25. Design Rule #002—Good Enough Isn’t Really Good Enough July 27, 2012

    Posted in Design.

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