Posts tagged “ideas”

The iPad Charcoal Stylus

Yesterday I went from enthusiasm to disappointment in a few minutes when I hacked together an iPad stylus to use for scribbling sketchnotes. The damned thing just reacted too slow to be useful. Not long after publishing that post, I went back through the DIY video, trying to figure out what I’d done wrong. Towards […]

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AR: Practical, Fluffy & Visionary

Since posting a round-up of current AR projects the other day, I’ve gotten quite a bit of feedback and engaged in a fair bit of discussion about the subject — apparently it’s a pretty hot topic. Specifically two interesting projects have come to my attention, and they couldn’t be more different. Practical Post So far […]

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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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Are You Publishing or Gardening?

From the time Sumerians first scratched pictographs into clay tablets, we’ve created content by making our thoughts physical, be it on stone, sheepskin or paper. That’s around 5000 years of sealing our ideas in atoms, which are pretty resistant to change. No surprise that so many people still think that way about their sites after […]

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Stowe Boyd Lays Down the Law

Stowe Boyd responded to a typical re-hash of the “connectedness = overload = falling productivity” argument against social media, but to be honest, the argument (yawn) wasn’t nearly as interesting as Stowe’s response. It’s a lovely visionary rant about a future most people can’t even imagine, from a guy who sounds like he’s been there. […]

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