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My MacBook Air finally arrived!

I ordered a MacBook Air the day of the Steve Jobs keynote at MacWorld Expo, and today the package arrived, four days ahead of schedule. Specs: 13.3-inch glossy widescreen LED screen 2GB memory 1.80GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor 64GB solid-state drive Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 3.0 pounds I also bought [Keep Reading…]

Bloglines vs. Google Reader: A Usability Evaluation

Howard Rheingold recently asked his Twitter followers if he should switch from Bloglines to Google Reader — both web-based RSS readers. Joshua Porter responded that he should. I piped in to say that I’ve been using the new Bloglines Beta and I love it. They both asked about the benefits of Bloglines over Google Reader, [Keep Reading…]

Send e-mails verbally with Jott

I’ve been trying out this new service called Jott that converts your voice into e-mails and text messages. Once you sign up for a free account — a pain-free process — you can call a toll-free number to create a message. You’re asked who you want to Jott to and you can say “me” or [Keep Reading…]

Who is Temboo?

This mysterious company Temboo writes the most compelling job posts. They’re located in TriBeCa. And yet otherwise, I’ve never heard of them. Their company website is unlike any other I’ve seen. Instead of providing a list of services and client case studies, they tell you nothing — actually, they call you out: Apparently you are [Keep Reading…]

You like us, but do you know who we are?

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.