Brandon’s take on “The Long Wow” provides guidance for business on how to sustainably create satisfying experiences again and again. It’s an excellent essay and I expect it to hear about “Long Wow”s for a while to come.
I had cause to write up some thoughts on the future of local content on the Web. I thought it’d be good to get this out in the larger world and maybe get others’ take. This is very web-focused (because of my original reasons for writing it). It’s not about the site Very few sites [...]
I just finished putting together a “slidecast,” which is an online presentation synced with audio. It’s for my talk “The Experience is the Product”. Just press the “play” button and enjoy! To see it full screen, click here. If you just want the audio, listen to the d.construct podcast. Jared’s talk is also very much [...]
I love to eat sushi. I’m intrigued by the mechanics of global capitalism, particularly the logistics of shipping stuff all around the world. I’m amused by cultural contact and integration, the fusion and braiding of different (and differing) societal mores. As such, Sasha Issenberg’g The Sushi Economy was just right for me. It’s a good, [...]
…that I have yet to see a PC, “in the wild,” with Vista on it. Every Windows machine I run across is still running XP. Does anyone use Vista? We Mac types jump on new operating systems like a tiger pouncing on a gazelle. (or is that a lion?)
As I mentioned earlier, my biggest revelation at the IDEA conference was Michael Wesch, and I was quite enamored of two new videos he showed. He’s now released them publicly. A Vision of Students Today This is perhaps my favorite video of the ones he’s done. I love that it came out of a collaborative [...]
For the last session at IDEA 2007, the entire conference delegation crowded around near the stage, and talked about what we’d heard over the two days. Essentially, we were all processing the event. I wrote down key themes as they were uttered. Blurrily, they are: Click for bigger I think there was a stronger thematic [...]
Click for larger image This past Thursday and Friday I hosted IDEA 2007, a conference on the design of information spaces of all kinds. This photo captures the themes we identified in a conference-wide discussion at the very end of the event. It was an awesome event. Thanks to the efforts of the IA Institute‘s [...]
The program for DUX07 (the “designing for user experience” conference) is nearly complete, and looks pretty good, and I don’t say that just because I’m the very first person on the main conference program. And they’ve extended the early registration, so sign up soon to take advantage of the cheaper rate. See you there!