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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

Summer camp for a professor = consulting

This summer I need to go to camp. Yup. Like the young school teachers who turned camp counselors over the summer, I too need a job. So let me talk a little bit about what I can do for y'all. Remotely: Do Interaction Design work. UI Design work on web, software, embedded and ...

Designing Web Interfaces

Bill Scott, a former co-workshop leader of mine and Theresa Neil have written an O'Reilly book called "Designing Web Interfaces: Principles & Patterns in Rich Interaction". If you want to get a taste of this fine book before buying this presentation should do it for you: Designing Web Interfaces Book - O'Reilly ...

Spivot is launched

Check out this new social feed aggregator that the folks at Involution Studios put together. This is the description from Dirk Knemeyer one of its creators: SPIVOT FEATURES * User-friendly layout and navigation. Looks and feels like a newspaper, not a feed reader. Yet, has more power, customization and easy access to raw ...

BarackObama.com Goes Web 2.0

Barak Obama takes Web 2.0 to the Presidential Campaign on his web site. I mean, it is about "You", right? I am really impressed with this site. I haven't looked at the others yet, but I'm impressed with how he set up MySpace for his followers. Very nice. I haven't even ...

Berners-Lee calls for Web 2.0 calm

Teh folks at Experientia pointed out Sr. Tim Berners-Lee call for calm around Web 2.0. In general, I'm definitely a pragmatist, and "calm" is definitely a good thing, but I do have to say that it is exciting to well finally have something to get excited about. In my estimation, while there ...

Trolling Flickr for freebie pictures

Two times in 1 week I have been approached by publishers who found my pictures on Flickr and then requested to use them (assuming for free). How does this bode for stock photography shops? The first was a book packager in India that does children's books in English for the US ...

Hall of Web 2.0 Logos

Great collection of logos of Web 2.0 companies and products. < a href="http://static.flickr.com/14/93136022_25afa7e458_o.jpg"> I have to disagree on a few of these as being Web 2.0. Some are just AJAX apps, but most are pretty darn good.

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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