Gmail’s Inbox has me thinking about my email as a task list, now more than ever. I’m trying out this new way of managing my messages now. I’m having fun with the UI on my phone, and the new terminology. I can “sweep” bunches of emails into a “done” pile, now. It’s just so much more satisfying than […]
Author: Darlene Pike
I have tiny hands, so I’m all for Luke Wroblewski’s call for placing navigation at the bottom, especially when a handheld is any larger than an iPhone 5. I do like the big screen on my iPhone 6 — I wouldn’t trade it in. But I find myself doing this “crawling up the phone” action to reach the navs […]
Here’s an insightful article. It’s a previously unpublished 1959 essay by Isaac Asimov on creativity. It speaks to the reality of working with teams of intelligent and talented people.
Check out this report about how Disney wants to use drones in it’s theme park shows. I imagined drones in theme parks for boring utility purposes. Use your phone to make order a drink while you wait for your table at a restaurant seat and a drone delivers it. Or drones that deliver water and […]
Organizations communicate based on a shared body of knowledge that isn’t necessarily codified into written form. This is culture, a key to employee satisfaction, retention and productivity.
The design is finished not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
I like having a service I can pay for, because when you buy something, you’re the customer, not the product. — Seth Godin
Marcel Proust wrote that the “voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” There’s always a variation, a new way to see something, and that is what makes the world interesting to us as humans, and keeps us alive.
I was fortunate enough to have been recently invited to participate in some early product discussions for a new application Hearst may be working on for Google’s Glass. It’s all very hush-hush, but I think it’s ok to share this much. I haven’t had access to the new hardware, so I did a mockup for […]
Clarifying a goal is equivalent to identifying distractions. Everything is a distraction until the goal is defined, right?