An award-winning writer.
I'm Ryan Thomas Riddle. I am not Lord Voldemort. I'm an award-winning writer for my work as a mild-mannered reporter for a great Bay Area newspaper, The Daily Post. My work has also appeared in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Fast Co Design, Comics Bulletin and 99U.
I am also the co-author of the ebook Demystifying Delightful Interaction Design.
Nowadays, I'm a marketing leader consulting with companies on their marketing, branding and content strategies.
When I'm not pounding the keyboard, I'm an occasional starship commander and secretly suspect I may be a Time Lord. You can read all about my adventures through time and space on Twitter, @ryantriddle.
Things I wrote
A small sampling.
Co-written with Marcin Treder, UXPin CEO
IDEO founder Tim Brown once said, “Design is everywhere, inevitably everyone is a designer.” And it’s a viewpoint that designers are hearing with increasing frequency; because if you’re a problem solver, you’re a designer, right? Not necessarily.
Picture this. The designer on your team has spent the last week whipping up lo-fi wireframes that highlight solutions to the user and business problems you're trying to solve. She's worked through all the interactions. Then she presents to the rest of the team. But she flounders, stumbling over her words. Everyone has a deer-in-the-headlights look on their faces. She's lost them. And it ends with the dreaded four words ...
It's hard to accept you might be wrong and don't know what you're talking about. That's because we're socially ingrained to think that questions are a burden, that we need to have the right answers all the time. And if you don't you could be seen as an impostor ...
The battle rampaged through the streets of Metropolis, in the skies above and even into the skyscrapers. Bread crumbs of ash, concrete and steel strewn in its wake. Two titans duked it out, each blow causing a sonic boom. Fists slammed into flesh, tearing ligaments, snapping tendons and splintering bones. An invincible man whose skin couldn’t be penetrated bled. His face was bruised, battered. His opponent, Doomsday, cocked his arm back once again and with a force unfathomable, incalculable by our understanding of physics ...
The Green Room of the San Francisco Veterans Building has been taken over for the night by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a charity organization that mashes Catholic imagery and drag, perhaps San Francisco's most iconic gay group. But among the drag queens and leather daddies are military veterans in garrison caps and vests decorated with medals ...
Apple CEO Steve Jobs took matters into his own hands to retrieve a next-generation iPhone prototype, documents revealed. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Clifford Cretan yesterday ordered unsealed a 10-page sworn statement with details ...
ALSO KNOWN AS THE SECTION WHERE I BRAG.
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA PRESS CLUB
Breaking News for 2010 – Third Place, The Daily Post, Explosion, inferno guts neighborhood, David DeBolt, Ryan Riddle
News Story for 2010 – Second Place, The Daily Post, Jobs demanded return of iPhone, Ryan Thomas Riddle, Jamie Morrow
News Story for 2011 — Third Place, The Daily Post, “Transit chief's pay raised in less than an obvious way,” Ryan Thomas Riddle.
Area B3, International Speech Contest — Second Place, Spring 2014