All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits—practical,...– William James
Sometimes, You Just Want a Smile
I recently switched from an iPhone to an Android and I’ve found the transition to be both exciting and frustrating. I’ll talk about all the exciting bits later. Here’s my frustration and my advice to the manufacturers making Android phones out there. If you want to lure iPhone users to your new device, do one thing: subtract. There’s too much on these Android devices. Too much...
no whale in sight: Apple Kitsch →
rtsnance: I am surprised (and a bit disappointed) that apple is not only continuing the kitsch of overly literal visual elements on their interfaces that don’t actually use the metaphor they refer to (Calendar pages that don’t flip or wooden bookshelves that scroll) but getting worse with…
Google Plus Ain't Dead Yet
Both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal have recently reported on the imminent demise of Google+. In these social ‘prebituaries,’ the reporters tackle the issue of user numbers admirably, but in their zeal, they also get a bit carried away and say things like, Google+ is a “desolate wasteland” or use the example of one photographer’s departure as...
tumblrbot asked: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INANIMATE OBJECT?
With Mobile World Congress wrapping for another year, it seemed timely to remark on a book I’m reading called Mobile First written by Luke Wroblewski. Wroblewski was co-founder of Bagcheck, Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo! Inc, and co-founder of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) just to name a few so yeah…he knows his stuff. The premise of the book is both simple and...