June 2009 Archives

Namics. Standards.


Cell phones are becoming our first screens. Always on. Always connected. Following us 24/7. In our pockets or in our hands - resting in spacetime or moving, held horizontal, vertical, or tilted. Operated by gestures, movements, voice and vision.

University of Augsburg

My pile of unread books has been growing for 2 years now. Although my rate of reading increased, it could not keep up with a parallel increase of interest in various topics.

Amongst those topics: Photography revisited.

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Helge Tennø: "Don't market to consumers, market to situations."

View the presentation! | Read 180360720.no!


Everyone was waiting. An hour ago it erupted. iPhone 3.0. Obsessively hitting the "Check for Update" button in iTunes :) iPhone OS 3.0 update due at 1pm ET was my tweet at 5 to 7.

Well, "this version of the iPhone software (2.2.1) is the current version." Still waiting ;)

Then: "@congbo, @shark55 Thanks! Downloading 230.1MB." and "iPhone restarting. Let's see what happens ..."

I am with 3.0 now. And my first tap and slide to the right revealed THE most important feature IMHO: The Search Pane!

Yes. I can search my whole iPhone for "marketing" giving me all contacts, applications, emails containing "marketing". Amazing stuff.

Helge Tennø says: "As the media, information and conversational world is changing, why are the business models of the media industry standing still?"


It has been so easy!

When I joined my first agency back in 1999, they were phasing out Netscape 3.xy support - fully optimizing for Internet Explorer 5.x.

I was disappointed back then.

"We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us."
Marshall McLuhan

In theory, "User Experience [..] is the quality of experience a person has when interacting with a specific design. This can range from a specific artifact, such as a cup, toy or website, up to larger, integrated experiences such as a museum or an airport."

How to create great wireframes, according to Nick Finck ... View the presentation! | Read nickfinck.com!

Paras Kaushik asks: "Do you have a purpose?"

Asking "Who knows Twitter?" 2 years ago. 1 out of 20. Students!

"It's about usage. Not units." By Jason Grigsby. View the presentation! | Rest on Cloud Four!

Design is the innovative humanization of technology...

Garrett Dimon says: "..."

Managing feedback. It is around that. An excellent presentation. His voice missing ... View the presentation! | Follow GarrettDimon.com!


Mac OS: Drag the application to the harddisk. Anywhere. Preferably, but not necessarily the Applications folder. (Not necessary for the machine to work but for the human to find it in case he wants to have a look.)

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