Hi, I'm Georges Duverger.
I work at eBay in NYC. Previously at web startup Hunch.
I design and code. I experiment with quantified self and nutrition.
I also predict the Oscar winners.
Ask “Do You Like X?”, Not “What Do You Like?”
I recently sat in a user testing session for a project I am working on at eBay. This new product initially prompted participants to add their interests (e.g., handbags, comic books) to a list. This task turned out to be more difficult than we anticipated.
The Strange Case of Ellis v. City of Grand Rapids
While reading about the Constitution of the United States, I stumbled upon the following case. In 1966, the city of Grand Rapids demanded that a landowner sell his property to a Catholic hospital based on the Preamble of the Constitution.
3 Things I Believe
I have been working in the Web industry for more than 5 years—3 startups, 2 countries, 1 acquisition—but until now I never took the time to write down what I believe in (professionally, at least).