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Last night at PSFK’s Good Ideas With Jan Chipchase

Last night I visited JWT to hear PSKF’s latest Good Ideas Salon with Nokia researcher Jan Chipchase. Recently I’ve slowed down on the advertising and marketing talks because the speakers […]

Walking around Gizmodo Gallery 2009

“The tech world needs the anti Best Buy*” or so goes the thinking behind Gizmodo Gallery 2009 on their site to explaining why a collection of both familiar and unfamiliar […]

#gmailfail Arrogance

I don’t use gmail as my primary email service so I wasn’t affected personally that much went it went down. It affected work stuff for me, but I had ways […]

Link Drop (8·28·09)

This week’s collection of stuff that I’ve found interesting via Link Drop contains a lot of new themes. There’s stuff about smell, flowers and even Whole Foods. Apple makes it’s […]

Point and Click Video in 360

Looking at yellowBird, the video that records in 360 makes a photo 360 view look pretty one dimensional. With the video demo all a person has to do is press […]

Double issue of Link Drop (8·14·09) & (8·21·09)

This week’s version of Link Drop was a week late and while I hate excuses there’s a pretty good one. Last weekend I was redesigning the format of Link Drop […]

Company Deal Announcements

A positive sign that the economy might soon be moving upwards is the energy generated after some of the recent tech mergers. It was only a couple weeks ago that […]

Talking to the Crowd

I’m always fascinated to see how people communicate to each other publicly. Since I am in the communications business it makes sense to understand how conversations go back and forth […]

Link Drop (8·07·09)

It’s been a bit of an up and down week over here at DesignNotes. I’ve been under the weather of most of the week which is highly unusual, and on […]

Recording myself via my iPhone via my MacBook Pro

Michael Surtees from MFA Interaction Design on Vimeo. So you’re thinking about becoming a designer? If I could tell you only *one thing* about going into the field, my advice […]

Link Drop (7·10·09)

July is here and with that comes the Tour de France. I’ve found a number of bike and tour related stuff that is shows the sport in perhaps a slightly […]

Link Drop (6·26·09)

Ok, this Link Drop is even too late for my liking… But it’s better to publish it three days late as opposed to not posting it all or doing a […]

Link Drop (6·19·09)

This week’s edition of Link Drop is a bit lighter than usual. The summer is supposed to be less busy but that doesn’t seem to be the case and in […]

Link Drop (6·12·09)

It’s been a crazy blog week for me and because of that my Link Drop is three days overdue. The High Line opened which I was happy to experience first […]

Link Drop (06·05·09)

This has been one of those strange weeks where everything on the outside looks the same, though on the inside there’s a lot going on. It’s been a cool week […]

Project Natal from Microsoft and Nikon Fashion 360

I’m surprised that I haven’t come across any mentions of Project Natal anywhere except from blogs of people that work at Microsoft—if the demo actually works in real life it’s […]

Link Drop (5·29·09)

I’m not entirely sure why but I’m pretty happy how this week turned out for Link Drop. Lots of Design process, typography, NYC, social and business stuff. Art doesn’t usually […]

The Future of Radio?

A friend of mine from Brussels asked me an interesting question recently. She was wondering what I thought was the future of radio. I’d never really considered such a question […]

Video on Agile Design from my Creative Mornings talk is up

5/8 Michael Surtees from CreativeMornings on Vimeo. surtees_agilededesign surtees_agilededesign Michael Surtees Publish at Scribd or explore others: Other Research agile Design I’m really happy to mention that my Agile Design […]

Link Drop (5·22·09)

Summer is just about here. It’s getting nice n’hot, the humidity is about to get a lot worse and there’s a long weekend coming up asap. Things are good in […]

Link Drop (5·15·09)

I’m hopping that publishing Link Drops on a Sunday as opposed to a Friday will stop after this week. I took the last week off hoping to get a lot […]

Link Drop (5·01·09)

I feel as though this week just started and it’s already Friday. Good weather, good company and being in NYC will do that to people. But with that said there’s […]

Link Drop (4·24·09)

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Twitter is choking themselves by suggesting how their users should use the service

“We believe that following 2000 people is a reasonable limit for the number of people an average person can follow.” —Submitted Nov 24, 2008 by crystal http://help.twitter.com/forums/10713/entries/14959 I was a […]

Link Drop (4·17·09)

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DesignNotes Ten Design-Related Blogs from NYC

A couple weeks ago Blogs.com asked me if I was willing to pass them on a list of design blogs based in NYC (I considered Brooklyn as part of this […]

Stretching the barcode for maximum efficiency

It’s kind of unpredictable where I’ll find things that should be noted on design. One day it’s on the street, the next day it’s at grocery store like Trader Joes. […]

Link Drop (4·03·09)

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Link Drop (3·13·09)

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Search vs. Trusted Sources

While I haven’t had the time to read Facebook Sending More Traffic Than Google to Some Sites, it did get me to think about how people end up visiting Design […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 6th (March 2009)

Road Map for Financial Recovery: Radical Transparency Now! and Web-Savvy Obama Team Hits Unexpected Bumps A couple tech. infused politic posts about building from the ground up Obama style. Just […]

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