What is interaction design? →
Jonas Löwgren have a really lovely description of interaction design in a discussion currently underway over on the IXDA discussion list. The gist is, good interaction designers “sketch” out interactivity (often by making interactive prototypes), and they think about aesthetics. Or, to put it another way… I’m not actually sure if I agree, but I like the focus on making...
The many uses of Wordle →
Not long ago some folks at my office got excited about Wordle, a tool for making word clouds. You put in the text. Out comes a word cloud. One smarty pants at work used it to analyze her own writing for bullshit corporate words. You know, “utilize,” “collaborate,” “synergies.” Damn words. They creep into my diary, my thoughts, my dreams. Another person used it...
6:30 am research interview from home. At work by 9am. Two slow-as-hell buses. Feeling cranky.
This makes me so happy. →
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Denver pop culture from my youth →
Wow, I am having some trippy flashbacks to being a sad, skinny kid in Denver in the 80s. Except, thanks to this rad discussion on Boing Boing, I feel sort of happy and sentimental about it all. In fact, now that I think about, Denver was just the sort of weird, down and out place where really interesting kitsch and counterculture flourished like mold in a petri dish. Ah, petri dishes! Now I am...