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#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 […]

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 […]

The loading feature was cooler than the end result

Kind of curious to see how my online persona was looking like to others, I quickly typed in my name to http://personas.media.mit.edu/. The system searches through a myriad of categories […]

Choose your own bike adventure

Urban Outfitters Bike Shop website has been floating around for a while. I think part of the site’s charm and blog appeal is that it’s an easy and fun site […]

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 (7·17·09) & (7·24·09)

This week’s Link Drop is a double issue as I was preoccupied with being in SF last Friday. For this post I combined the best of what I found in […]

Exporting Airplaine Music Player Info

Having a couple hours to push around a bunch of buttons in front of me as I flew from JFK to SFO, I thought it would be interesting to explore […]

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 […]

Citing search in a book when the content won’t be released

I’ve been slowly reading Nudge by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein in advance of the next UX Book Club: NYC later this month. I’m only a hundred pages […]

Latest news from Le Tour de France 2009

I’ve put together a quick site powered from Daylife that will collect all the latest news, photos, tweets, videos, quotes and topics on Le Tour de France 2009. It’s 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 […]

The last of the SVA MFA Interaction Design Dot Dot Dot talks for the summer

Last night I made my way to White Rabbit one last time to hear the Dot Dot Dot SVA MFA in Interaction Design talk: The Service Designers. In the preamble […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

There’s the More button now, but how do you get back?

Cacomixl brings up the point “What’s this trend of pages that expand by clicking “more” – like Twitter? Click away then back and the page resets to “less”. What a […]

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 (5·08·09)

This was a pretty good week for me overall. I got some great coverage from Slate and CNN, and from the feedback so far, I gave a good talk for […]

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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Options, options and options

I’m probably confusing a lot of terms with the above diagram as a concept, but it’s worth seeing if any of this makes sense. If a person is wanting to […]

Daylife Beta Topic Page: Kate Moss

A couple weeks ago Daylife made some significant design and backend releases that I was quite happy to be involved with. (In reality everyone at Daylife played a significant role […]

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 […]

Link Drop (4·10·09)

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What is illustration and wondering about broader definitions

Before I start I should just outline that I’m being a bit facetious with my “what is illustration” diagram. To some degree I think it’s not that helpful to lock […]

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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