Corey took the unconventional path to becoming a writer — his degree in biology education is proof enough — but it was through a self-built blog that still exists to this day where he found his calling on the web.
Why science? The definitive nature of it, Corey says. The fact that we’re constantly learning life’s intricacies, and that the details help us understand not only the nature of the world, but also the very nature of learning itself. It’s why he still gets excited to pick up new skills, or to teach clients, or to discover the critical organizational nuances within a business.
He’ll circle the bike trail a few times a week. He’s ridden (nearly) across Iowa. He used to write a column about beer, and now he writes every day about records. He’s a long ways from that initial blog, sure. That we all change is a given — there’s a copy of Pet Sounds on Corey’s turntable that serves as a gigantic, scratchy example. But that change is what drives us to be better. To keep looking for answers. To adapt and keep learning.
Blend’s User Experience Strategist Corey Vilhauer spoke this week at Confab Central 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota about building a content strategy practice and managing organizational change.
The discussion around content strategy is framed by large examples, but it’s also the work of regional organizations, small universities, and mom and pop stores. Corey Vilhauer talks about how to take it on.
Every website needs an audience. And every audience needs a goal. Advocating for end-user needs is the very foundation of the user experience disciplines. Corey Vilhauer explains the threads that bind UX research to content strategy and project deliverables that deliver.
We all want a methodology - a guide to doing what we are going to do. But how do we make one?