Entries from January 2012

LinkedIn @ CMU

January 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · General

As regular readers know, I have a deep affection for Carnegie Mellon University, where I did my graduate work. I’m happy to announce that two of my colleagues (both fellow CMU PhDs) will be giving talks at CMU in a couple of weeks, and I hope that some of you will have the opportunities to […]

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Thoughts about Job Performance

January 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off · General

This is the season of annual reviews, at least at LinkedIn. Performance reviews can be daunting for both employees and managers — at least everywhere that I’ve worked. Not only are we as human beings terrible at delivering feedback, but we also receive bad advice as managers. For example, many of us have learned the […]

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Are You Hitched?

January 20th, 2012 · 4 Comments · General

Let me preface this post by saying that this is my personal blog, and that my opinions here are not necessarily those of my employer. With that out of the way, I love the premise of Hitch.me: a dating site for professionals based on LinkedIn. I won’t confirm or deny the number of my colleagues […]

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Guided Exploration = Faceted Search, Backwards

January 17th, 2012 · 11 Comments · General

Information Scent In the early 1990s, PARC researchers Peter Pirolli and Stuart Card developed the theory of information scent (more generally, information foraging) to evaluate user interfaces in terms of how well users can predict which paths will lead them to useful information. Like many HCIR researchers and practitioners, I’ve found this model to be […]

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Next Play!

January 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments · General

Every year brings its own adventures, but for me 2011 will be a tough act to follow. A year ago, I’d just started working at LinkedIn, and my biggest concern was selling our apartment in Brooklyn so that my family could join me in California. Little did I imagine that my new manager, who had just recruited me […]

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