Posts filed under “process”

Manifesto

A manifesto – the suggestion that anyone can summarise anything accurately and meaningfully in ten bullet points – has something rather fanatical about it. My knee-jerk reaction to anything with the word “Manifesto” in its title is a skeptical snort. But then, when reading through the succinct, simple, compromise-free list, I tend to drift off […]

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Designing the Message

Just before Stowe Boyd asked me to blog on /message last week, he sent me this tweet: hey bro. Nice Tumblr template. I am interested in a reworking of my /Message typepad stuff. Ideas? Costs? Stowe and I met, very briefly, last year at Reboot. I was impressed by his talk and we exchanged a […]

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Mickey’s 10 Commandments

Who could possibly know more than Disney about guiding, exciting and entertaining people? Interface designers can learn a lot from “Mickey’s 10 Commandments”, developed by Walt Disney Imagineering President, Marty Sklar. (commandments in bold, my comments beneath) Know your audienceThe first link in the chain. Be aware of who your users are, what they like […]

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Linkbag of Stuff That Works

Ryan Singer at RailsConf The most enthusiastic, positive, funny web-guy I know was interviewed at RailsConf about the being a designer who can write code, and “touching the magic wand”, which isn’t nearly as pornographic as it sounds. Have a listen. And this is me showing off my new Flip camcorder to Ryan, and his […]

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