Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Convincingly Sincere

The challenge is to design something that you yourself would find useful and engaging... usually with the caveat that you have to pretend you have a totally different background and skillset... interests... abilities.... Like the man said: if you can fake sincerity, you've got it made.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Squeaky wheels

There's communicating (interfacing with colleagues, an even-handed give-and-take, sharing knowledge and opinions) and then there's being the squeaky wheel. They're not the same thing. And reinventing the squeaky wheel is way out there.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's all storytelling

From a while back, but still a very smart piece from Boxes & Arrows:

Use of Narrative in Design

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Those who can

Those who can, do.

Those who can't .... well, they would be the clients, wouldn't they?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Someone WILL miss the point

Got a disappointing review on Amazon for the LBBD - a fellow who looks very much like the Peter MacNicol character from Ghostbusters 2 objects to "one sentience per page."

"Sentience" is what we're all pretty much going for, isn't it?

Monday, September 6, 2010


Don't hide the "Next" button. Just don't.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Inside Freshbooks. A nicely done recruiting / about us page. I particularly like questions 10 and 12.