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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

My new blog

Well, as you all probably know, my life is all about transition at the moment. New job, new home, new city, etc. So I thought to myself, this is the perfect time to create a new blog. Yeah! So a few notes:  I'm hopeful that comments will now be working and be ...

The Biggest Announcement EVER on tihs blog — From industry to academia

Yup, I'm leaving Motorola as of the middle of December and starting off the new year as a Professor of Interaction Design at the Savannah College of Art & Design in historic Savannah, GA, USA. There are so many reasons for this move. The biggest of which is that it is ...

Shared Google Reader

I'm not posting as much as before, but what I do do now is share a lot of what I find interesting in my daily readings using Google Reader. To see the latest, just look at the ride sidebar that says "Interesting". But if you want to you can go to ...

Ok, I hope I’m back!

So I think I stopped the re-direct problem I was having. what a horrible world we live in when people have to hack sites like mine (I mean what! I have like under 1000 viewers) to try and increase their spam to really unethical sites. Well, no one wants to read ...

Michael Wesch of Kansas State University kills it again!!!

You might be aware of Michael Wesch's first YouTube hit ... "The Machine is Us/ing Us" that helps everyone understand Web 2.0 ... but he's just come out with 2 more amazing videos explaining other relevant topics: the state of Students today and the revolution about the meaning and relationship ...

Want to be my boss

Motorola Enterprise Mobility (FKA Symbol Technologies) has an amazing dynamic design studio and we are looking for a top tier interaction design manager. Well, who here wants to be part of this exciting opportunity at one of the most successful groups in Motorola. This ain't for you fashion-atis interested in RAZRs. ...

For Sale: Kitchen Island & 3 bar stools (Brooklyn)

Yes, I know this is not on topic, but what the heck ... I'm selling a custom designed kitchen island made from IKEA parts with 3 bar stools. I made this kitchen island when I moved into my soon to be old apartment 2 years ago. I put the ad itself ...

THE d.school IS NOW RECRUITING 2007-8 FELLOWS

Wow! what an opportunity to be a part of a great school doing amazing work promoting design and promoting design thinking. The d.School of Stanford is recruiting for fellows. Do you have what it takes?

Designing for Symbol

I'm letting everyone know that I'm changing jobs post Thanksgiving. I'm a new User Experience Designer for Symbol Technologies. I'm really excited about working for Symbol and finally working as a interaction designer with both software and hardware. I hope this will add a new layer of depth to my ...

Animator vs. Animation by *alanbecker on deviantART

Absolutely NOTHING bug pure entertainment. If you ever made a Flash movie, this is for you!

Apple allows windows on macTel machines!!!!!

Apple does Windows AND they'll even teach you how to do it!!!! I am just beside myself! I'm soooo pissed I just bought this new Dell for work b/c I needed a real windows box! Ouch!.

Keep Pixar Independent!!!!!

Reported today, Pixar and Disney are in talks regarding Disney buying Pixar. THIS MUST BE STOPPED. What can be done to stop this? Flood Steve Job's mailbox, create online petitions. We need to stop this. Pixar is one of the last great independent and successful story tellers on the planet. What they ...

The Design Encyclopedia

I found this in my wonderings today--The Design Encyclopedia. It even has an Interaction Design topic/category. A growing, collaborative resource that describes, tracks and explains culture, commerce, politics, media, sports, brands – everything possible, really – through design. For the technical among us, it is "based on DocuWiki". I like it because I ...

something during my presentation

Recently in an article by Kevin Cheng of OK-Cancel, he ponders "Does Communication Everywhere Improve Communication?". Of course it doesn't ... but it can be fun! ...

Network for Good :: Hurricane Relief Efforts and Preparedness

Please give to help those in dire need to due to Katrina. Sites to donate money: Network for Good Listing American Red Cross I also want to point people to an interesting article by Rabbi Arthur Waskow of the Shalom Center. It describes how such a disaster while natural, is also related to humanity's ...

Macromedia aligns with Eclipse

Today, June 6, 2005, C|Net reports that Macromedia is aligning and investing with Eclipse platform. For people interested in the whole Rich Internet Application front, this is indeed a very interesting story, as it means that Macromedia media is making a move directly to have itself taken more seriously by ...

AJAX Summit (hosted by O’Reilly & Adaptive Path)

The AJAX Summit was held this week, hosted by O'Reilly and Adaptive Path. It was by invitation only and included some pretty nice players: eBay, Google, Yahoo (Flickr & Oddpost), to name a few.

Now I know! … report back

Turns out it was a campaign for AIDS education. Nicely played! Nicely Played ... indeed. So yes, I do KNOW! ... and so should you.

EPIC 2014

EPIC 2014 Will Google and Amazon merge? Will the New York Times close its online doors? What happens when you combine user filtering + intellignece algorithms to not just selection of product, but also of selection of news and entertainment. Is there any need for corporate media once its all on the ...

iPod Shuffle – Can’t choose?

Ta Da! ... Introducing the new, none-more-white, iPod Shuffle by Apple -- click here Ok, dang is it small. Size of a trident pack according to the picture. I would also say it is quite affordable at 512mb for $100. But there is definitely something major missing. I mean, look ...

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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