The new update came out earlier today. I tweeted it, but I’ve been busy with work all day and night. I’m just getting to updating my phone now. If you’ve updated, have you noticed any improvements with your iPhone performance?
I twittered, “shouldn’t there be a free trial period for paid iphone apps?” Twitter stream response:
Ever since I started using Twitter, Tumblr, and Stikkit, it seems I haven’t been able to finish a blog post. Instead, I’m just Twittering, collecting, reading, posting: generally zipping through the electronic universe leaving a varied trail of my activities and thoughts. This speedy trip has its ups and downs. On the one hand, I […]
As I was designing for a client web application today, I kept living through John Maeda’s first law of simplicity: thoughtful reduction. The goal was to design a new comments system for parts of the site so members were more likely to leave little notes for each other. In order to make it fun and […]
I’m still thinking about simplicity/minimalism vs. experiential and emotional experiences. If memory is strongly attributed to adrenaline, then shouldn’t we design for optimal emotional attachment? Or, do we design so it’s “so simple” that you don’t have to think about it? The folder-file organizational structure of current operating systems (OS) does nothing to trigger emotional […]
The best way to present or analyze a design would be to record the desktop of an entire design cycle so that people (users, clients, developers, customers, etc.) can see the entire process that led up to the final prototype. Today’s designer works in a varied environment between screengrabs, layout, code, browser, chat: a hybrid […]
In our accelerated culture, I can think of a particular Devo song and have it downloaded from a music site within seconds. This instant gratification is in contrast to other desires: eg. the slow food movement, craft, longevity. What things do you want instantly and what do you want to take your time with? I […]
In mathematics, the highest measure of a mathematical forumal is to have internal elegance. I think the same is true for web apps and design.