If you’re around my age, when you think of Dune, an image like this comes to mind: And you just know of it as David Lynch’s film that failed massively, was supposedly incomprehensible, and features Sting in leather. Which means you can’t really take it seriously. Well, I hadn’t given Dune much thought until two [...]
On our trip, we visited three cities — Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona. Of the three, Paris is the best known, the most lauded as a “world-class” city. Visiting there, I couldn’t help but have the impression that people “love” Paris because it’s “Paris”. Of the cities we went to, it resonated least with me. It’s [...]
Last night, had to choose between waiting in a long line for Fahrenheit 9/11 or walking right into and sitting down for Napoleon Dynamite. I chose the latter. Describing the film’s plot pretty much misses the point, but the setting is important — barren Western town, and a lot of action taking place at the [...]
I know this isn’t a very original sentiment, but I adore Amsterdam. I had the opportunity to turn work-related events (a plenary at SIGCHI.NL and Adaptive Path’s 2-day workshop) into a delightful European adventure, with more time spent in Amsterdam than any other city. I last visited Amsterdam in 1994, and was surprised at how [...]
I don’t quite know what to feel. I just got back from my trip to Europe, and in my pile of mail is an announcement of the Nielsen/Norman Group User Experience World Tour. And I see listed, on the main event, that Don Norman is giving a talk called “Expectation Design“. And I think, “Huh, [...]
So, there I was, in Europe for the last three weeks. And pretty much from the moment we got there, the Euro 2004 football tournament was underway. Now, in the states, I can’t be bothered with soccer. It goes too slow, and I don’t know anything about the teams, the players, the rivalries, the matchups. [...]
. Peter Merholz, drinking Starbucks, in from of Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain.
So, my three week European sojourn is nearly over (I’m at the airport in Amsterdam), and I’ll write about it in due time. Until then there’s this photo: That’s Jeff Veen, on the back of some Dutchman’s bike. Jeff went racing after him (and I went racing after Jeff to snap this photo) as we [...]
So posts will be *even sparser* than normal. Apologies ahead of time if I let comment spam sit too long.
While this is not an explicit Explicit Design volley, it’s definitely related. A holy grail in Web site information architecture is the ability to cleanly segment content by audience type. Much of the content on a website is not applicable to every single person, but without good segmenting methods, we have to expose all that [...]keep looking »