Alex Kirtland

Alex is a user experience design and usability professional with over 10 years of experience. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, as well as start-ups, helping them envision and improve the experiences and usability of their web sites and applications. His interests include online markets (including prediction markets, financial markets, healthcare markets, and so on), information dashboards, trading interfaces, information design, and economics. You can find out more about him at his personal website. He also writes the blog UsableMarkets.

Stories by Alex Kirtland

Contrary to first impression, an “executive dashboard” is not found in a CIO’s car. Rather, an executive dashboard, also known as a manager dashboard, executive cockpit, or digital cockpit, is a child of what in the 1980s was referred to as the Executive Information System (EIS).