Applying Successful Recipes

07.27.08 1

Recipes define both ingredients and process. One without the other will make mush of even the best stew, or mashup. Same for web applications. Yet too often solutions are under, or over, cooked. If method matters, shouldn’t we be as methodical as any competent chef? After all, what is user experience if not a matter of taste, as well as real nutrition? …read on »

IDEA Conf. Chicago 10.08

07.12.08 0

The Information Architecture Institute is holding their Information, Design, Experience, Access (IDEA) conference at Chicago’s Harold Washington Library, this coming October 7 and 8, 2008. The IDEA Conference addresses issues of design for an always-on, …read on »

Psychology of Everyday Things

07.10.08 0

Don Norman’s book was copy-written in 1988, and this one proves once again that great books can remain relevant long after they first land in people’s hands. Though its point of reference for computing and user interface design will seem charmingly innocent to 21st century readers, the books real topics, have not changed: people, how they do things, and what designers must do to reduce human confusion and anguish, and liberate humanity to enjoy doing what they want or must. The need for knowledge, insight and wisdom in user interface design, as Mr. Norman gently guides us through, is as urgent as ever. No UI, UX / UE, human factors engineer, user scientist, or professional designers of any kind should practice their trade without first reading with care Mr. Norman’s now famous book.

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Microfinance West, 07.08

07.05.08 0

On 7.14-15.08 The Silicon Valley Microfinance Network will host Microfinance West at the Fishermans Wharf Hilton in San Francisco. I’d love to attend but, quite unfortunately for all, it requires a macro-financial investment to register …read on »

Start Conference, SF 08.08

07.05.08 0

Jeffrey Veen and Co. have whipped up The Start Conference to help those who’d like to start their own companies. When it comes to conferences, I too think less is more. This one should be great. A few VC types actually advertising their attendance is also a good sign that there may even be some preexisting confidence in those who’d attend, as the network itself represents good company. So… ‘ya wanna start som’thin?’ …read on »

Start Conference, SF 8.7.08

07.05.08 0

Jeffrey Veen and Co. have whipped up The Start Conference to help those who’d like to start their own companies. When it comes to conferences, I too think less is more. This one should be great. A few VC types actually advertising their attendance is also a good sign that there may even be some preexisting confidence in those who’d attend, as the network itself represents good company. So… ‘ya wanna start som’thin?’ …read on »