I’ve spoken to a few people recently who want a free / cheap PC app for recording usability tests, i.e. a screen recorder that does picture in picture. On a Mac, the solution is easy to find – it’s Silverback … Continue reading
If you don’t know the story of how the role and structure of DNA was discovered, you really should read the full article that I quote below, or even better, read The Double Helix by James D Watson (a charmingly … Continue reading
While I had this on my screen yesterday, the reactions of people walking past ranged from chuckling (“Is that for real?”) to asking enthusiastically if I had a copy to lend out. I’m not going to write my opinion here, … Continue reading
Parag Deshpande asked me to explain about Wicked Problems, so here’s a quick rundown. I’m not going to write a long post since this has been written about extensively elsewhere (including wikipedia). So, what is a Wicked Problem? It means … Continue reading
Here’s a lovely series of pictorial slides from Iain Barker on the perils of rushing into a design solution too quickly. Taken from Iain’s OzChi ’08 presentation “Context is everything”
Check out these initial sketches for the Scribd user interface. This is what they should look like: messy and conceptual. For some reason, a lot of people still don’t get this. Being able to draw is a bonus, not a … Continue reading
Objectified is a feature-length independent documentary about industrial design by Gary Hustwit, the same guy who did Helvetica. If you haven’t already seen the trailer, here it is. Read more here.