The divide in this country between the states is even more stark when you look at vaccination rates. I didn’t think it would be this much, until I combined the vaccination rate with the vote in the 2016 election.

Vaccination rates in red states are roughly 15% lower than vaccination rates in blue states. So an average blue state, like New Mexico, which has vaccinated 54.0% of their population with the first dose, is about15% higher than an average red state, Oklahoma, which has vaccinated 40.0% of their population.


I recently had an interview at a company in the U.S. One of the researchers, a Ph.D. in psychology and experimental design, quizzed me on all sorts of technical aspects of UX research. …


I started a new job a few weeks ago, and with a new job, comes a new team and new people. With new people, sometimes you haven’t worked out exactly how you work best with them, and this is especially true while brainstorming.

We were having trouble coming up…


Nate Silver and his team FiveThirtyEight (Aaron Bycoffe, Ella Koeze, David Wasserman) did an enormous job creating not just one, but seven different types of maps to represent different congressional districts based on specific goals.

For example, one of the goals is “maximize the Republican gerrymander.” …


I want you to think about something for a minute.

Think about a time when you had a conversation, a video chat, a sit-down meeting over coffee, where the conversation with that person caused you to change something about yourself, or cause you to take action.

That whatever it was about that person, they caused something to change in you…


Rand Fishkin was speaking to a room of 200 people in Seattle on “Risk”, and slowly I realized he was telling us how to be an entrepreneur.

Revised and re-published on Feb 6, 2017.

At CreativeMornings/SEA, a monthly meetup for the design and creative community in Seattle, I heard Rand Fishkin speak, along with 200 other people. He’s the founder of Moz, one of the best companies here in Seattle. …


If it’s on my porch, you soon won’t be able to.

Mike Grabham is well known in the Seattle startup community. He runs the popular, Startup Grind Seattle, which puts on excellent talks with very well-known and successful tech entrepreneurs and business people in the Seattle community. …


The U.S. Presidential race hash produced incessant media coverage, memes, protests, large crowds, insults and bloodbath Republican debates.

But this is not the race that matters.

Why? Because there are very few competitive states in the Presidential race. I wrote about that as well.

The far more interesting race is…


I’m getting somewhat tired of hearing and following the incessant media coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election.

I decided to write a post on who I think will win the 2016 elections, so that way, I can stop worrying about the day-to-day details of who said what.

As of now…

Jonathan Maimon

Designer. UX researcher.

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