“When tech is fully adopted, it disappears” — Benedict Evans I love Benedict Evans. Here’s the video where he says that: http://vimeo.com/110428014
Here’s an excellent discussion of the importance of remembering how human beings work, when you design anything for humans. Megan Schwarz is a User Experience Architect in Michigan and Brian Bono is a Detroit based art director and designer. The link is a transcript and podcast from their talk at 2014 IA Summit in March 2014 in San Diego. Slowing […]
Here’s a great quote from Mike McCue of Flipboard in an interview by Robert Scoble at the launch of their version 3: algorithmic & human curation woven together is extremely powerful Marcy and Mike McCue, Flipboard’s co-founders, set out to create a personal magazine. The Zite acquisition earlier this year brought them closer to that vision. Now they have a better […]
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 […]
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 It’s a previously unpublished 1959 essay by Isaac Asimov on creativity.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.
I like having a service I can pay for, because when you buy something, you’re the customer, not the product. — Seth Godin
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 […]