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Email: “Legibility — Grading, Testing, and Standards”

I received the most curious email this morning. At first I thought it was spam, but after reading through it I think it’s a legitimate question for me and may be based on my previous post on Helvetica. I’m not sure what to make of it so I’m posting it here. Leave your thoughts in [Keep Reading...]

TweetDeck stream of consciousness

Preamble In my opinion, Twitter is a powerful vehicle for synchronous communication (Asychronous = e-mail; Synchronous = AIM). It’s happening in real-time, and while it’s often called a micro-blogging platform, I think that’s a misnomer. It’s quite different than a blog — a centralized stream of content curated by one or many people. By contrast, [Keep Reading...]

University of Phoenix needs an education

Here’s my rant for the day. I was looking up a definition on Dictionary.com when I saw this skyscraper from The University of Phoenix. The list of degrees they offer scrolls down (from top to bottom) instead of up (bottom to top). Hit play to see what I mean. Why is this bad? Well, the [Keep Reading...]

Plurk You

I’ve been wanting to write about Plurk for a while. Everyone seemed to be so enamored with it when it first launched, but maybe that was because Twitter was experiencing serious downtime and people were pissed off — not because it was anything actually worth being excited about. The first time I logged on, I [Keep Reading...]

Bluefly don’t bother me

It’s been hot in NYC lately. Very hot. So it’s time to buy some more dresses. But being the busy woman that I am, I don’t have a ton of time to go shopping. I decided to check out a few websites to see if anything caught my eye. I’ve never shopped at Bluefly.com, but [Keep Reading...]

Why I Don’t Have an iPhone (but might someday)

As you probably know, Apple released iPhone 2.0 yesterday. Watch Steve Jobs’ WWDC Keynote Address if you haven’t already seen it. I watched it live on MacRumors, and when it was over I Twittered this: That comment solicited quite a reaction from my Twitterverse. Two examples: As a designer and gadget geek, I’m constantly asked [Keep Reading...]

Group Video Chat: A Usability Evaluation

Back in January when I started this whole “getting to know the community” thing, I met a couple guys named @matto and @snook, a.k.a. Matthew Oliphant and Jonathan Snook respectively. Matthew had been following me based on David Armano‘s recommendation, and I had followed him back because, well, I basically didn’t know anybody on Twitter. [Keep Reading...]