Monthly Archives: December 2005

Magic of Skype

Well I’ve had skype for a little while now and have not used it a great deal, mainly because trying to remote control my luddite family in the UK through the process would, ironically enough, involve alot of expensive phone calls. As luck would have it I was able to travel back to the UK [...]

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A good “Interview with Mozilla’s User Experience Lead Mike Beltzner”

This is a very interesting interview with the user experience lead at mozilla, Mike Beltzner. As always its interesting to see how people got into this business early on in an industry/discipline that is still figureing out what it is. It does rather focus on browser development than it does on user experience, but hopefully [...]

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Web as agriculture

Some of the most recent successes on the web have been something more akin to agriculture than construction. All the ‘social’ and ‘viral’ and ‘organic’ terms that are being thrown around are because many sites are more like ecosystems than they are monoliths. I wonder how tools and techniques will develop to help us build [...]

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Farting Elved vs. Audible and Agency.com

I know you came here for the farting elves, so if you don’t care about interactive agency ad campaigns scroll down to the links about viral campaigns. Anyway, dontread.org is part of agency and audible’s new campaign to With the ‘Don’t Read’ campaign, we wanted to create a captivating experience that brings a taste of [...]

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Vanderbeeken Shared Experience Design Resources

Mark Vanderbeeken has created some excellent shared Experience Design resources for the community: Experience design calendar, featuring conferences and workshops worldwide, is now hosted on Eventful (and no longer on Upcoming.org) because Eventful provides so much more functionality and is also much more user friendly. Also on Eventful are experience design groups for Asia, Europe [...]

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The new “positioning”

Positioning, as popularized by the excelent book, Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind by Reis and Trout has somewhat fallen out of favor in recent years. The whole concept that company can “own” a word in the prospects mind, like volvo “owns” safety, and BMW “owns” driving just falls flat when you look at successful [...]

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Moved to a new host

Hi all, I just moved to a new host and have been hard at work trying to make sure everything is working. Please help me out and let me know if anything is broken. Thanks, Karl

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The Consumerist – Shoppers Bite Back

I love this new blog from the Gawker media blog network (the people that brought you lifehacker.com, gizmodo.com etc.), basically it’s a kind of a f’dcompany.com for consumer companies with the latest stories of companies doing the wrong thing. Like Chucky Cheeses Choky Whistle recall, actually they have a section called “recall of the week”. [...]

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