Archive: July, 2005

Why is making something simple so complex?

It’s ironic that making something complex is far easier then making something simple. How could this be? Here are some common and not so common things to consider. Developed by me, used by others. – The most common problem I see are companies that design and develop tools for people other then themselves. If you […]

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Art of Program Managment

My former mentor and co-worker, Scott Berkun, has written a great book on program managment. The art of program managment. The book covers a lot of topics including: Ideas and what to do with them, writing specifications, decision making, leadership and managment. Scott’s a great writer and has a lot of experience as a program […]

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Faster Numerical Entry

People enter numbers into computers all the time. Most keyboard even have two numeric pads, one on the right and one above the keys. It interesting to note that the number-pad has the opposite orientation then a telephone number pad but that’s a whole separate post. I started thinking about numerical entry and if there […]

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U-turn, UI turn

I was driving this morning and I got lost. I took a wrong exit and started going down a street. I knew I was going the wrong way and I was pretty certain I wanted to turn around. As I pulled up to a stop light the sign next to the light clearly told me […]

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Google’s Web Browser

Is Google building a web browser? I’d bet on it. Google, our friendly search engine giant is very likely taking a look at developing their own web-browser. Some may say that building a web browser is a great way to waste millions of dollars but for Google it’s a strategic necessity in order to continue […]

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Vod Casting – video on demand

Many people have now heard of the term PodCasting but broadcasting audio to your iPod is just the beginning. The next wave of content will be brought to your TV, on demand. The new underground word of the day is VOD-casting the VOD stands for Video on demand and in the next 5 years it […]

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TV 2.0 fix this idiot box

I’ve had to fix the TV for my grandmother about 10 times over the last two months. These visits have been like an informal usability test. The problem is that technology features are driven by different tv companies and departments. Each contributes to the problem but doesn’t take resolnsibility for the entire user experience. Here […]

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