Gene Smith of nForm is the tagging guru. Having recently published Tagging: People Powered Metadata for the Social Web, he is a veritable encyclopedia of all things metadata. In his talk at IA Summit, Gene identified five emerging trends in the use of tagging online: More structure Automanual folksonomies Leveraging communities Rethinking pace layers Sparking [Keep Reading…]
Here are my notes from Brandon Schauer‘s talk titled “The Long Wow” at this year’s IA Summit. The pedometer doesn’t change with your life. It’s the same every day Meanwhile, Nike+ integrates with your sneakers, music, computer. It’s increasingly useful the longer you have it Products with the Long Wow have user experience that unfolds [Keep Reading…]
If you Google “whitney hess” and find this: You’ll get this: Close-up: But sorry, boys. That’s not me.
Jared Spool did the opening keynote presentation early this morning at IA Summit 2008. His talk, titled Journey to the Center of Design, was funny enough to keep us awake and provocative enough to keep us listening. He opened it up by flatly stating: “User-centered design has never worked.” He went on to talk about [Keep Reading…]
Last Sunday, April 6, brought the launch of the long-awaited Facebook Chat. According to TechCrunch, the feature is so far only available to select members. According to Facebook, “we’re rolling this out slowly.” Not entirely surprising given the backlash that has previously occurred when FB releases new stuff without any warning or feedback and then [Keep Reading…]
BlackBerry Curve 8330 launching on Verizon in May – EngadgetI bought the 8830 World Edition in November, but I really want this sucker! Can’t wait Rock Band moshes over to Wii on June 22nd – EngadgetWoo hoo! It’ll be an early birthday present to myself TPN :: The Connections Show » Connections #028 – The [Keep Reading…]
Tomorrow afternoon I’m heading down to Miami, FL to attend IA Summit 2008, a conference for information architects. While I don’t strictly call myself an IA, information architecture is a very important part of what I do as a user experience designer. Many of the most influential leaders in our field will be speaking or [Keep Reading…]