I notice that I often avoid certain large tasks because I know I don’t have time to complete them. If I have a meeting in 30 minutes, I don’t want to open up PowerPoint and … Continue reading The UX of Large Tasks
There is a product development philosophy that I strongly believe in, especially for the Software-As-Service world (a.k.a. Extranet). I call that philosophy the “Pendulum”. The pendulum oscillates between features and quality in a product. A … Continue reading Refactor, Rebuild, Restructure.
I just recently saw this posting by Eric Meyer on how browser makers and big companies interact and how browsers (and developers) are put in a bad situation. The short version is: Browser makers want … Continue reading The State of the Craft (HTML)
Every Sunday, I have extr time with the kids. We want to go into town nd do little shopping. Yet, every Sunday, I forget that most stores are closed. Our favorite Sushi place is closed. … Continue reading The UX of Sunday Sushi
I remember the 2000 primaries. Al Gore was battling Bill Bradley. I don’t remember all of the details, but specifically, I remember feeling guilty after the election. I thought, Bill Bradley would have been a … Continue reading Barack Obama = Bill Bradley?
Forums have led a strange existence on the web for a long time. I have seen the evolution from AOL and bulletin boards to more sophisticated technologies with lots of features. The problem is, I … Continue reading The UX of Forums
Recently, we got the Wii for the family. It has been a really interesting and well designed experience so far. Alot of great innovations are baked into this thing. The last week, we added a … Continue reading The UX of Web Browsing on the Wii
Apparently a very old post of mine is on StubleUpon. Wow, this is from December of 2005. This link drove almost 200 visitors to the page. I haven’t ever used StumbleUpon before. I know what … Continue reading StumbleUpon
Toys R Us’ website sucks. I have been trying to buy a Wii controller using some gift cards for weeks from them. Here is the pattern of my unhappiness: Search stinks. If I search for … Continue reading The UX of Toys R Us
The Dow Jones Industrial Average took a plunge this morning. It got me thinking. I wonder what the Dow looks like for the last 16 years. 8 years of Bill Clinton and 8 years (almost) … Continue reading Bush v. Clinton