I’m happy to announce I’m a design expert blogger for Fast Company. My blog is called, Design Pragmatist and I’m looking forward to writing like crazy. My first article is, How the iPad Might Bring Us Back to Our Print Roots. More to come soon!
Archive for category: User Experience
I’m in a new publication discussing web product development successes and knowing the mind of the user. Read the rest in Pragmatic Marketing.
This is a fascinating look into Choose Your Own Adventure books from an informational design perspective.
CNN.com just launched a redesigned site today. Two aspects that are striking to me.
- Strong push for personalization.
CNN was already pushing heavily on personalization however they are promoting it even stronger with this redesign. I wonder how this will be adopted by their audience.
- What happened to the clean design?
Seems CNN moved from the open, lighter design (which still packed an awful lot of information) to a further gridded-packed to the hilt design. This might still work considering they are a strong breaking news source. The information heavy design may fit with audience expectations. TBD.
You can learn more with their informational relaunch description.
Tech Crunch is reporting Google’s foray into search of your social feeds. Set up a Google profile, associate your social networks to it and voila… search. Apparently Facebook’s structure doesn’t allow it to join the party…. boo Facebook.
Smashing Magazine displayed a wonderful post on the talents of Russian designers and developers. Some wonderful work here.
I only have one complaint with Google Wave, and that is not enough people to play in the playground. I have fully partaken of the Kool Aid and think they’re onto something major here. And what’s better than one cup of Kool Aid? Two!
Not only does it work, it does something very interesting according to Tech Crunch. If you develop apps for iPhone you’ll quickly realize there are two options when planning.
- Create a native app. This requires heavier development skills as well as an approval from Apple.
- Create a web app. This requires much a different set of dev chops (but more readily available) and doesn’t go through Apple. It also forces the Safari browser bar (not always a sought after ui element).
It seems our friends at Google bypassed the Apple approval thing. Read the Tech Crunch article.
Update: Doesn’t work on my iPhone. Wah wah wahhhhh. I still like the Kool Aid!