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…]

Quotes to live by

The design team moved downstairs to a new office space last week. We took over the former space of Jack Morton, an experience marketing agency. On one of the walls in the lobby is a set of quotes presumably said by Jack himself. I walked past a bunch of times without paying much attention, but [Keep Reading…]

The value of personas

I’ve never been completely convinced that personas are a valuable design tool. And I think that’s because I’ve been confused all along. To me, personas are the total sum of silly names, stock photography and forced lists of likes and dislikes. The act of creating the personas is worthwhile because I solidify in my mind [Keep Reading…]

Thursday AM Linkage

LinkedIn Founder Has Golden Touch An article about a businessman with good instincts Thanks, xoost You Suck at Photoshop A humorous and biting set of tutorials from a guy who sounds just like Dane Cook Thanks, Photojojo Redesign Me A place where people complain about bad design and propose new solutions Thanks, Core77 Design Blog [Keep Reading…]

Gridjit

“Gridjit is an easy way to turn your Twitter-verse into a grid view” But why on earth would you want to? So far as I can tell, this serves absolutely no purpose. Just another example of “just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.” Can anyone figure out how this is useful?