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12 Aug 2009 - 12:12am
5 years ago
1 reply
Eric Reiss

Just Because You Can Innovate Doesn't Mean You Should

I'm tuning in a bit late here, so forgive me if someone also has made my

A couple of things about innovation. First, unlike invention, innovation
is planned and never happens by accident. This is an absolutely critical
distinction. Second, it always solves a problem; if it doesn't solve a
problem, it will invariably create one.

So, a new idea is not necessarily innovative. But as Jason points out,
it may have the potential for innovation if handled correctly.

7 Feb 2008 - 7:39pm

JOB: Information Architect, The American Funds - Retirement Planning Web Team, LA, CA - FT

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18 Sep 2013 - 9:53am

Meeting Real–World Needs with Pixel-Scale Systems

Aside from random rantings about philosophy, I have been making some articles on tactics. Lately, I've started a sort of series on tools. The overview: http://uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2013/06/tools-for-mobile-ux-design.php with all the usual suspects like whiteboards, Post-Its, paper and html. 

25 Aug 2008 - 6:50am
6 years ago
33 replies

IxD and the Resistance of the Material

A while back I heard an interview with cellist and author Richard Sennett,
in which he spoke about the importance of the struggle against the *resistance
of the material* when learning a craft.

What, then, is the resistance of the material in *our *craft?

Martin Polley
Technical writer, interaction designer
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5 Mar 2009 - 6:45am
6 years ago
9 replies
Mattias Konradsson

The war on widgets

Hi all,

One thing occured to me the other day, are we going towards a future where
we will have less visible widgets and controls in our applications?

29 Oct 2008 - 8:02am
Maria De Monte

R: Interstitial Cross-Selling

Hello John,

I think I got the pic of what you're talking about.

Take a look at www.repubblica.it. If you click on any of the news listed there, you will receive an advertising page that also allows you to go straight to the news (vai all'articolo).

Also a few greeting cards websites uses them before directing you to the card itself.

30 Jan 2010 - 6:53pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Neil Cadsawan

Apple Content vs. the rest of the world (was iPad.

The larger issue at hand is the way the iPad handles files in general.
It seems there's no way for files to be shared from app to app
without the need to connect to a network file server.

Your point is fine, but it wasn't the point I was making.

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2 Feb 2007 - 2:48pm

Regarding developing Usability Matrix

Hello all,

For a couple of weeks I had been thinking about developing a Usability
matrix which can be applied to any project in a product development /
software services company. The quest is to develop a standard set of
usability factors to measure the effectiveness of usability efforts invested
on a project. The main purpose is to measure and translate by what extent
the project success can be defined.

25 Oct 2004 - 7:03pm
10 years ago
2 replies

research: music and memory

Marcos Weskamp and I are currently working on a project that links
music and memory, at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. At this point
we are collecting data to populate the database that will be used for
the visualization.

In a form we have put online we ask you to mention a specific song that
you relate to a memory. Do you have a specific song that reminds you of
your first girlfriend; that cool wedding of your best friend; a summer
vacation? We are sure that you can find plenty examples! You can even
sketch out your memory, among other things!