My latest for Harvard Business Online is up, and it’s a departure from the kinds of things I’ve written… and it’s actually not quite like anything I can recall having written before.
I tend not to talk much about web design any more, but my attendance at IA Summit 2009 brought a thought to mind. I sat in Jared Spool’s talk on “Revealing Design Treasures from the Amazon” where he pointed out what others can learn from Amazon’s design decisions. Among his points is that over the [...]
If, like me, you’re a fan of both The Larry Sanders Show and Arrested Development, I strongly implore you to listen to Jesse Thorn’s interview with Jeffrey Tambor (Hank Kingsley, George Bluth, Sr.). It’s an excellent conversation, and Tambor comes across as remarkably thoughtful about his work.
I’ve been thinking about what I’ve termed, in my head at least, a “Post-Ownership Society.” This was spurred by an interview conducted of me on user experience trends 55 years into the future. One thing that’s clear is that the importance people associate with owning stuff will decrease. It will be supplanted by access, experiences, [...]
Far and away, my favorite presentation at TED 2009 was from Willie Smits, who tells his story of how creating an orangutan preserve lead him to re-establish agriculture and provide a living for Indonesians in a blighted part of their country. It’s awesome, and well worth your 20 minutes.