Phoenix's premier short fiction storytelling event.
Press for my latest book, The Build.
- Gear Patrol
- The Field Mag
- Bike Exif:New and Notable
- Bike Exif Instagram
- Austin launch party
- The Drive
- The Build, Octane Press, 2016 (read an excerpt)
- Experience Required, New Riders, 2015
- The Tao of User Experience, 2014
- Big Deal, 2011
- Designing the Obvious, 2nd Ed., New Riders, 2010
- Web Anatomy, New Riders, 2009
- Designing the Moment, New Riders, 2009 Designing the Obvious, 1st Ed., New Riders, 2006
- Flash Out of the Box, O'Reilly, 2004
- Flash MX 2004 Magic (two chapters), New Riders, 2004
My Recent Articles
Downtown Phoenix Journal
- UX Reality Check: 14 Hard Truths About Users / May 2016
- The Neighborhood Bikini (Part 2) / May 2016
- The Neighborhood Bikini (Part 1) / April 2016
- Take a Stroll with The Phoenix Symphony / March 2016
- The Haymarket Squares / Feb. 2016
- Sofar, So Cool / Jan. 2016
- The House of Wurth (4 articles) / Jan. 2016
- Congratulations, It’s A Band! / Jan. 2016
- Instinct Isn't Enough / Feb. 2016
Iron & Air magazine: Column (website)
- The Mark That Never Goes Away / Issue 21, 2016
- How To Take Charge Of A UX Kickoff Meeting / April 2016
Robert Hoekman Jr has authored nine books and penned hundreds of articles for a range of publications, including Fast Company and WIRED. He is the founder of Spillers, Phoenix's premier short fiction storytelling event; a columnist and contributing editor for motorcycle culture and lifestyle magazine Iron & Air; and a regular Arts & Culture writer for Downtown Phoenix Journal. Besides writing his own books, he helps other people write theirs. He has spoken to packed rooms at dozens of events all over the world.
Robert's penchant for questioning and challenging conventional wisdom have earned him success in a myriad of professional interests, including design, strategy consulting, moto-journalism, and public speaking. A veteran of the web industry, he was among the few who preached and practiced the fledgling profession of User Experience before it became a household term, and is considered by many to have written several of the profession's defining guidebooks. He has an undying drive to chase what he loves, a knack for asking the questions that will get him in the door, and a relentless devotion to understanding, accuracy, and quality.
He is a lifelong drummer, and has a passion for psychology, motorcycles, and making things with metal and wood. He lives in downtown Phoenix, Arizona with his partner Jodi and their two large dogs, Max and Daisy.