I am honored to have 2 of my talks up for voting for the "Open Call" for the Microsoft MIX11 conference. I have always heard wonderful things about this event from attendees and know that the only way I'd ever get to go is to put p some great talks. ...
I've read a few critiques of the @Twitter for Mac client. I think Dan Saffer's is probably the best and most comprehensive. I will say that while I get the nits that Dan is making, I'm not sure I'm as critical of them. I think my problems are around my ...
[This is the second part in a continuing series about UI Design. Catch the 1st part here!]
Storytelling has been huge of late. Many people have been talking about storytelling and creating narratives as a core competency and practice for good interaction design. Some have gone so far as to say ...
[This is going to be a 2 part piece discussing first why designing for contexts of use is so important by analyzing kayak.com as a great example. Then part two is going to ask for a new metaphor to be be used to describe this type of design across a ...
April 15th 2009
, experience design
, interaction design
, Too Interesting!
, web 2.0
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.
Do Interaction Design work. UI Design work on web, software, embedded and ...
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 ...
October 2nd 2008
"There is no [page]."
What Neo had to figure out in "The Matrix" (I can't believe you haven't ...
May 21st 2008
What proceeds is my rant after dealing with Blend for the last year. As in many rants there is some emotion that leads to misinformation, but the bulk of the message has a huge kernel of truth. The short of it is that Expression Studio and specifically Expression Blend even ...
December 31st 2007
If this was just about ONLY writing docs, Buzzword is the best online rich internet app for composing documents I have used to date.
Let's just start there. The level of graphical presentation, fluid transitions, great communication design, wondering discovery of advanced features, paper centric features, amazing spell check (yup, they ...
December 5th 2007
I mean really? It's been almost 3 years since Jesse James Garrett coined the term AJAX (even longer since Macromedia [now Adobe] started using the term RIA itself) and in so doing set us off on our parade down RIA lane. ... Why is htis still considered a separate area ...
May 7th 2007
Comcast's use of Zimbra for their messaging and collaboration center is a huge vote of confidence in both Open Source Software and RIAs.
I'm not sure what it really means globally. It could just be a fluke of 1 company doing everything right, but if I was looking at RIAs for ...
March 25th 2007
Here are my slides for my IxDA Symposium 1/2 day workshop on Designing RIAs while learning IxD. Man! it was hard to do this in a 1/2 day. I hope my students were forgiving. I had fun teaching it though. Great interactive group!
Get the presentation at Slideshare.net
November 2nd 2006
I like the "elephant in the room" metaphor of this discussion of the changing landscape of application distribution models and development systems. Something any Web/Desktop software designer should be aware of.
This Blog post on Read/Write Web highlights some of the good elephants that you shouldn't be ignoring.
October 8th 2006
Slideshare.net is a beta site (invitation only) that allows people to share easily their presentations with others. Tag them, for others to relate and thus find them, and then present it. It converts from MS PPT and other presentation software into Flash so that the animations are clickthroughs are retained.