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.

Embrace user stories to simply align agile and #UX

One of the big topics of conversation in UX circles the past few years has been “Lean UX”, an approach focused on minimizing and reducing design documentation in order to focus more on what is being designed instead of the artifacts. I’m…

The Moonbase Alpha Technical Notebook!

I STILL want this. Way back in the 70s, fan-made blueprints of SF settings ships and gear were REALLY popular. It all started with the Star Fleet Technical Manual from Franz Joseph, which provided a lot of unofficial Star Trek…

The Star Wars Sketchbook

Joe Johnston was a designer and illustrator at Lucasfilm in 1976, and he did a lot of work on a little movie they made called Star Wars. He later went on to become a director, bringing us The Rocketeer, Jurassic…

Celebrating Pizzazz magazine

Anybody remember Pizzazz Magazine? It was an attempt by Marvel Comics to enter the teen magazine market in the late seventies, and I was a subscriber. I LOVED Pizzazz, because it was a lot more geeky than other magazines (it had a…

Karate Ads from 1975!

Bruce Lee and Karate was REALLY big in the mid-seventies. Like, HUGE! Karate magazines littered newsstands, knock-off B movies were being imported by the boat load, Men were foolishly wearing “Hai Karate”… and mail-order companies popped up EVERYWHERE – selling…