Efficiency nearly never leads to energy reduction. Performance nearly always involves the use of more materials. It started in the coal mines of England. They needed a way to more efficiently mine coal. The steam engine gave them efficiency and power and they mined a lot more coal because of it, and with each improvement in performanc... Read More »
Gerry helps organizations reduce data waste by designing simpler, lighter, more environmentally friendly websites and apps. He developed Top Tasks, a research method that identifies what really matters and gets rid of what doesn't. Top Tasks can result in an 80–90% reduction in content, clearer menus and links, and better search results. Over a 20-year period, Top Tasks has been implemented hundreds of times.
Gerry has written eight books. His latest is World Wide Waste: How digital is killing the planet and what to do about it. The Irish Times has described him as one of five visionaries who have had a major impact on the development of the Web.
Interviews and Long Articles
Description of the Top Tasks method for Applied Marketing Analytics magazine (Sept, 2018)
Most of customer experience is cleaning and sweeping - Adrian Swinscoe podcast (Sep, 2018)
Customer experience, on steroids! - Marketing Speak podcast (Sep, 2018)
Customer Top Tasks with Gerry McGovern - UI Breakfast Podcast (Aug, 2018)
The repositioning of trust in society - THIS IS HCD podcast (July, 2018)