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User Experience as a discipline is finally starting to be recognized by a wider audience. Two recent press mentions in major publications help to expose the value of our expertise, but as usual I find that they’re creating a greater distinction between design and usability than I’m comfortable with. I consider myself a user experience [Keep Reading…]

Twitter100

Much better implementation than Gridgit, but still not particularly useful. My Twitter100 It’s impossible to follow conversations, only the latest tweet per person is displayed (up to 100) and worst of all — sovereign posture. Who wants to devote their entire screen to watch Twitter updates come in? Um, no one! That’s why people invented [Keep Reading…]

Indi Young hosts virtual seminar on mental models

How freakin’ cool! A virtual seminar by UIE entitled Mental Models: Getting Into Your Customer’s Head with Indi Young, formerly of Adaptive Path February 20, 1pm 90 minutes $159 Free copy of Indi’s new book Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior at no extra cost when you sign up.

Another Twitter Link Roundup

Tweet what you eat Maintain a food diary by sending direct messages on Twitter to TWYE. Assign calories to each food item or search the database to find them out. Twitter Timer Let Twitter be your alarm for things you need to remember. But keep in mind that Twitter or your carrier can always have [Keep Reading…]

Monday PM Linkage

Adaptive Path interview with Zipcar CEO Scott Griffith “Zipcar is uniquely a self-service business. What we’re trying to do is give you a very conveniently located automobile that doesn’t require human interaction or human intervention to get into it. And that requires a lot of technology in the background, but hopefully it is very simple [Keep Reading…]

Auto-flush toilet has a mind of its own

I had the most ridiculous bathroom experience at the American Airlines terminal at LaGuardia Airport on Friday. I went into the stall, put down the protective paper, and sat down. Less than 10 seconds later, I leaned forward ever so slightly and the toilet’s auto-flush went off. Water sprayed all over me. I waited for [Keep Reading…]

Apple’s Most Notorious Flops

Failure isn’t the opposite of success. Failure is not trying at all. And no one is capable of success all of the time. With the good comes the bad, otherwise how would you be able to tell them apart? Apple is currently seen as the most innovative consumer electronics company in the world. Their products [Keep Reading…]