Author Archive for Joseph Dickerson

Joseph Dickerson is a user experience professional based out of Atlanta, GA. He has implemented processes in user testing, design and ethnographic research and provided design and consulting services for many different projects and organizations.

The TARDIS control console!

Next time you are stuck in a TARDIS and need to figure out how to pilot it, fear not! Just print out the following helpful instructions from the Doctor Who Technical Manual and be sure to have them on-hand! Of…

Welcome to Geek Ephemera!

It’s another time-wasting project from yours truly! Geek Ephemera (aka GeekEphemera.com) will collect the odd, the weird, and the stuff that was never designed to last. Coloring books! TV ads! Posters! Other oddness! You’ll see it here, thanks to my…

Happy 50th Anniversary Goldfinger!

Fifty years ago today, the third James Bond film – Goldfinger – was released to the world. It was a smash hit, and while recognized¬†by many as the “best” Bond film… it actually made less money than the follow-up Thunderball made a year later. I’ve written about Goldfinger before – here’s my critical appraisal – and so I won’t add too many words on top of that, except to say that I can’t believe it’s been half a century since it came out. Wow.

Here’s the title sequence, and the amazing Shirley Bassey belting out that classic theme song:

 

And here’s a great documentary on the making of the film:

 

My contributions to the awesome #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly hashtag

Twitter exploded with lots of witty tweets using the #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly this weekend and I had to join in. Here’s my favorite: Young man seduced by religious radicals into committing act of terrorism; thousands killed. #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly pic.twitter.com/59UwVC8PTc — Star Wars Reactions…

UX, nude selfies, and the cloud

If you were paying attention to pop culture news this past weekend you’ll have seen that a whole lot of photos of female celebrities, in various levels of undress, leaked onto the Internet. The photos, illegally taken from the iCloud…

Taking a break for a while…

I’m moving into a busy time of year, both personally and professionally… and this means I need to focus on my priorities. This blog has shifted to one of the less important things in my life, for good or ill……