Follow-ups: 06-10-2006

by June 10, 2006

Follow-up for: Social Web Application Design

"And that is part of the larger pattern of the appeal of a new online collectivism that is nothing less than a resurgence of the idea that the collective is all-wise, that it is desirable to have influence concentrated in a bottleneck that can channel the collective with the most verity and force. This is different from representative democracy, or meritocracy. This idea has had dreadful consequences when thrust upon us from the extreme Right or the extreme Left in various historical periods. The fact that it's now being re-introduced today by prominent technologists and futurists, people who in many cases I know and like, doesn't make it any less dangerous." -The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism, Jaron Lanier

Follow-up for: Design Vision Complete

"In our current research on experience design techniques, we’ve seen the most successful organizations share something: a solid vision of where the experience of their design is going." -The Experience Vision, Jared Spool

Follow-up for: Writing it Down Forces You to Think it Through

"For me, I’ve found that by writing a paragraph or some bullet points, I come up with ideas I wouldn’t have otherwise. It also helps to expose oversights and logic errors. This only takes me about 30 seconds per feature, but it dramatically increases the amount of quality thought I put into its implementation." –Interface Design Tip: Jot Your Thoughts, Garrett Dimon

Follow-up for: Conversations from CHI 2006

"Scott Cook opened CHI 2006 with a plenary on fostering innovation. Here are my notes, which are not a word-by-word report on the talk but more of an annotated reconstruction." -Scott Cook, founder of Intuit, talks about innovation at CHI 2006, Antonella Pavese

Follow-up for: Interface Design Education

"A friend of mine recently asked me where he could go to start learning about HCI/Interaction Design. Here's a modified version of my reply..." -Getting Started With Interaction Design, Frank Ramirez

Follow-up for: Developing the Invisible

"When asked, both consumers and advertisers agree that conspicuous white space around a word or image associate a product with refined taste and upscale qualities." -White space is a recent social construction, EurekAlert

Follow-up for: Icon Semiotics: A Common Visual Representation

"I'm researching the history of icons and am trying to track down the first pause icon. I've found plenty of play, rewind, fast forward icons on reel-to-reels and similar devices, but the pause icon is eluding me." -Who invented the Pause icon?, Ask MetaFilter