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Unionizing College Sports
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Addressing myths of the college athletes

A lot of attention has been given to the rights of college athletes over the past few years. While not a new issue (the Fab Five of the University of Michigan was dealing with this issue over 20 years ago) this weeks decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) approving the right for the Football and Basketball programs to hold a vote to unionize has helped bring this topic back to the forefront. While traditionally the argument has circled…

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3 Months of using Kevo
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We’re called early adopters for a reason

I first saw UniKey on Shark Tank, the U.S. Version of an entrepreneurial show where business owners pitch a panel of (now) celebrity venture capitalists in order to attain an investment in their company. The prototype I saw on that episode was clunky looking at best, and appeared to be visually inspired by Hello Kitty. But you could tell the potential was there. Want to open your door without a key when you have your hands full? Great! Send a…

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Quirky Submission #1
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Why can’t I control a TV with my phone?

While at the home depot this week I stumbled across a line of products called “Quirky” that seemed to cover the home automation space. I’ve become pretty big on home automation as of late, between the Nest Learning Thermostat, the WeMo line of products and most recently the KEVO door entry system. The quirky line seemed to overlap with the others a bit, mostly with the WeMo products I have. But there was something well, Quirky about them. One product…

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Telling the stories of Cleveland
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Finding ways to respect the past

This afternoon I made my way over to the corner of W.6th and St. Clair for the opening reception for “Warehouse District Anthology”, a series of display panels that focus on different aspects of the Warehouse Districts history. The first two panels, “Architectural Style and Architects” and “The Garment Industry” have been installed on W.6th street and will soon be joined by 9 additional panels to be placed around the district. Each installation is designed by artist Corrie Slawson, written…

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I am a certified usability analyst, user experience & graphic designer, and information architect with web & .net development experience based in Cleveland, Ohio.

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