So, I didn’t see Marissa Meyer speak at BayCHI about Google’s approach to user interface design, but Rashmi and Luke did, and I found some of what they related to be quite interesting. The thing that most grabbed me was this comment from Rashmi’s notes: “Marissa also addressed whether User Experience is a sustainable competitive [...]
Last Sunday, I ate at the French Laundry with Stacy and Janice, thanks to the generosity of a dear friend who couldn’t utilize her reservations. For those unfamiliar, The French Laundry is considered one of North America’s premiere dining establishments, and it’s chef, Thomas Keller, has developed something of a cult following. The meal was [...]
Professor Nancy Van House has posted her evolving syllabus for IS212, Information in Society. Lots of good stuff, many with direct links to the papers themselves. From my experience auditing the course last semester, my favorites are: Engeström,Yrjo. Expansive Visibilization of Work: An Activity-Theoretical Perspective. Computer Supported Cooperative Work 8: 63–93, 1999. Nardi, B. (1996). [...]
I don’t think I’ll have time to write up my travels to London, so, in it’s place, you can view my piccies.
In what is becoming a tradition, our 2005 inaugural essay lists resolutions from each member of Adaptive Path. There’s some good stuff in there — check it out! Separately and additionally, don’t forget Jeff Veen and I are teaching our “Make Your CMS Work For You” content management workshop in our offices in San Francisco [...]
From 9 Jan to 17 Jan, we will be visiting London. Staying in Barbican with a friend. Wondering what on earth to do. Not for a lack of things to do — frankly, there’s too much! If you’re there (or will be) and want to hang out, email me. Would love to hook up with [...]
For folks interested in free tagging systems such as those seen on del.icio.us and Flickr, Adam Mathes’ essay, “Folksonomies – Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata” is required reading. It’s probably the single most thoughtful discussion of the issues at hand. Among other things, Adam takes me to task for using “ethnoclassification,” because classification [...]
Yesterday we wandered along Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice. A mix of shops, restaurants, businesses, bars, and residences, it is, for my money the premiere contemporary architecture stroll in the United States. The photos shown here are from my Abbot Kinney photoset on Flickr. And I didn’t capture all that I really liked. What works [...]