Scott Berkun is, among other things, very clever. He’s offering a free dinner to anyone who attends MX East using his promotional code. So, not only do you get 15% off the registration, you get a personal gift — either dinner, a signed copy of his book, or he’ll write a blog post on a [...]
I recently purchased an original Macintosh User Manual (thanks eBay!). I had seen one at a garage sale, and was struck by how it had to explain a total paradigm shift in interacting with computers. I figured I could learn something about helping make innovation happen. It’s been an intriguing read. It’s a remarkably handsome [...]
Steve Portigal and I are the visiting dignitaries of a Pub Meetup taking place 4 September at the John Snow. Details on Upcoming.
I’m speaking at d.construct on 6-7 September, and in an effort to make a trip out of it, I arrive in London on 2 September. I’m hoping to line up some working meetings while I’m there, so if I should come on by, email me and let me know (peterme AT peterme DOT com).
It’s not uncommon, when talking about designers and what to hire for, you hear about “T-shaped people.” IDEO is most commonly identified with this, wherein you hire people with with a strong “vertical leg” in a specific skill, and an empathy that allows them to branch out and engage other disciplines. Yesterday at Adaptive Path’s [...]
Earlier today I learned that iPhone’s internal dictionary corrects typos of “shit” and “fuck”. I’m guessing there are two reasons for this. 1) Steve Jobs swears, and probably swears in his written correspondence, and no spell checker is going to give him a damn red squiggly underline when he’s using perfectly good curse words. 2) [...]
[I know I haven't been very active here... I'm not leading a life of the mind so much of late... Very much caught up in what it takes to help run Adaptive Path, which is very much a matter of rolling up sleeves and simply getting things done. All that said...] So, I’ve been involved [...]
Two events I’ve had a hand in programming take place this October. At the beginning of the month (October 4-5) is the IDEA Conference, our second go at an event about the design of complex information spaces of all kinds. Last year’s event was amazing (listen to talks and view presentations here), and this one [...]