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“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

NYC is a Blackberry City

[Disclaimer, I'm sure the Blackberry by RIM has improved over the years, but it still ain't no iPhone.] So I was in New York City recently. Mainly I was in Brooklyn. Today was my first day back in Savannah, and I had this very geeky thought: New York is a Blackberry city ...

James Howard Kunstler speaks to SCAD faculty RE: the global energy crisis

Today was my first quarterly faculty meeting at SCAD. I was pleasantly surprised that besides the usual boring policy statements and announcements there was a fantastic keynote speaker, James Howard Kunstler. Once more the speaker was somoene I didn't know but whom I really loved listening to. I took the opportunity ...

Ubiquitous Computing ethics by Adam Greenfield

Adam Greenfield's article on Ubiquitous Computing ethics on Boxes and Arrows is a very good start for the UX community to be thinking about Ubicomp and the ramifications to the overall environment we can or don't create.

The home: information, entertainment, communication

Some key phrases you hear lately in the press sound like ... "MegaCorp is creating its strategy for bringing the PC into the living room."      or "Networking company connects your office PC to your stereo."      or "MegaMegaPC is building a PC that stacks right in with your stereo." What do you see in common here? Its ...

February 19th 2015
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My Google Story from Interaction15 Week

Storytelling and Interaction Design – Talk

Here is the talk I gave at From Business to Buttons 2014 this month in Stockholm. It was a wonderfully produced day-long event that left everyone begging for more. This talk is about how Storytelling as a framework for Interaction Design can be very useful not just in explaining design, ...

Re-looking at T-types and collaboration in UX

Rethinking my T-type (maybe even my I-type) against the commodity, firmness, desirability framework ala Vitruvius. I’m pretty much focused on commodity, utility or usefulness. This doesn't mean I don't understand the greater whole that the triumvirate express together so well. It means that my self-admitted mindset and bias focuses my attention ...

Why I create stories as an interaction designer

1. I play act in my mind, in my sketches, in my physical play possibilities where structure doesn't only map against the frame of narrative, but the framework for how we process experiences. 2. The written words and pictures are crafted artifacts from which to evaluate realism of personas (characters); contexts (setting), ...

Thoughts on code, programming, design, production, development, technology and Oh! Design

I apologize for throwing this 4000 word essay out there like this. I thought and thought and just didn't know where else to put it. I hope someone enjoys it. Yesterday a very respected colleague, who I also call friend (not in that Facebook way, but in that pre-Internet kinda-way), wrote ...

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