This morning I was cleaning out my purse and had a great idea for a new mobile app. I’m sure it’s already been done, but here goes. The dominant retailer tactic these days is loyalty cards. Things are cheaper if… Read more ›
Via 43Folders, this made my day. Thank you Merlin!
I just came across this 2004 TED talk in which Malcolm Gladwell explains why we should NOT ask customers what they want. In the case of spaghetti sauce, at least, we cannot always explain what we want. Especially when asked… Read more ›
Just saw this today via Information Design Watch. Apparently there’s a correlation between the nastiness of the eco-political environment around us and the production of zombie movies. One can imagine the studios are already hard at work for next year!
Great design doesn’t make it less depressing, unfortunately. Continued… see the whole scary story on Mint.com.
Maps depicting the current standings in Electoral College votes for the presidency are in every newspaper. We are accustomed to viewing the political landscape in state-sized chunks, since that’s how the final votes are tallied. The New York Times, in… Read more ›
Jacob Nielsen just proclaimed the lightbox the “interaction design technique of the year“: In UI terms, a lightbox draws the user’s attention to a dialog box, error message, or other design element in the middle of the screen by dimming… Read more ›
Great presentation about the perceived lack of women in open-source development. (I love that she mentions ravelry.com, my favorite web community, as an example of a site built on open-source software!) Form an orderly queue, ladies (OSCON, 2008) view presentation… Read more ›