Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Human-to-Human design

Help your audience fall in love with you by moving beyond human-to-computer interfaces and embracing human-to-human design says Sharon Lee at A List Apart...

Picasa on the phone and Geo Coded Photos

Sure Flickr already had it, but it is good to see Picasa also do geo-coded photos and it's quite simple drag and drop on to the map. I also liked the mobile feature... here's the full deal on the official blog...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The other side of surface computing.

This youtube video shows the part of your life that will be affected by the Surface computer, that the demo did not address. Quite funny...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What do do when a VC says 'no'

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

My ISPis blocking blogspot...

I'm not sure why Reliance in Bangalore is blocking access to and all sub-domains. Anybody else in Bangalore experienced this?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Interviews from the LA IA Summit

Christina Wodtke traveled with microphone to the IA Summit in Las Vegas this year and sat down with some of the most interesting and accomplished information archictects and designers in all the land. Here is the podcast...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A framework for designers

Jeff Croft write at ALA:

These days, “framework” is quite a buzzword in web development. With JavaScript frameworks like the Yahoo User Interface library, jQuery, and Prototype getting a lot of attention and web application frameworks like Rails and Django getting even more, it seems like everyone is using some kind of framework to build their sites. But what exactly is a framework? And are they only useful to programmers, or can we web designers benefit from the concept, as well?

Everything I Know About Design I Learned from The Sopranos

Last night, after eight years, 86 episodes, and untold quantities of gobbagool, The Sopranos finished its run on HBO. And this is what Michael Bierut has learnt from it... about design :)

How Photoshop was born

Silicon User has the dope on that here...

Thursday, June 07, 2007

omg look who is on facebook...

Michelle Slatalla writes about what it means to be an adult parent 'sneaking' up on their teenage children on Facebook.

"I have reached a curious point in life. Although I feel like the same precocious know-it-all cynic I always was, I suddenly am surrounded by younger precocious know-it-all cynics whose main purpose appears to be to remind me that I’ve lost my edge."

I've heard similar anecdotes from people I know.

A time-line of acquisitions by Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft

Very interesting time-line of all acquisitions by Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft in the past few years. Quite evidently the pace has picked up in the last couple of years. It would have been interesting to see the size of the acquisition as well, maybe each of the bubbles could vary in size based on the $s paid for it... None the less, this is quite interesting in itself...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Google for recipes

Well here are some Google Recipes straight of the blog. I'm going to try that hummus recipe, it looks really cool...

Monday, June 04, 2007

Interview with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Here's the link to the interview (split into smaller clips) with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates from the 'D: All Things Digital' conference.

Friday, June 01, 2007


So Google announced Gears and how Google Reader is using the technology to make you blog feeds available offline...

In related posts JD talks about how Gears will integrate with Appolo, and Nicholas Carr compares Google to the Reuters of the early 1800s...

Bill Buxton interview podcast

Jon Udell has a podcast of his interview with Bill Buxton, where Bill talks about his new book, Sketching User Experience. There is a blog post on his blog about this as well...