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Firebug 1.0: It’s Hot, Baby, Hot!
The final 1.0 release of the Firebug extension for Firefox is a web developer’s dream.
MoMA Lesson #2: Interface Design and the Path of Least Resistance
Audio-obsessed museum visitors prefer to listen to their audio guides rather than look at the art, revealing a lesson in interface design.
Walk a Mile in Their Knees
An “empathy suit” helps designers discover how well their creations work for aging customers. Are there clues here for software and web developers, too?
Today my personal odometer hits 36, and egad, I’m suddenly on the north side of my thirties.
MoMA Lesson #1: Story-Driven Design
An architecture exhibit offers some useful usability lessons for web and software designers.
Why Simple Is Complicated
Don Norman despairs that simple doesn’t sell, and the blogosphere reacts. What makes simplicity so difficult?
Skin in the Game
It’s always fascinating to see what misguided winds have brought people to the Big Medium shores.
Seven Books for Creatives
Gift ideas, eye candy and brain food for the design-obsessed
Inspiration, Far from the Computer
When designer’s block strikes, hit up Mother Nature. You’ll be surprised what you might learn.
"Magic: The Gathering," Gathered
In which thousands of fantasy fans are spotted at the Louvre.
I’m giving myself a new challenge: Take a day off.
Thanksgiving in Paris
The challenges of preparing this most American of meals conjures thoughts of home.
Artist in His Studio
A Rembrandt painting captures the odd psychology of software development.
The Blandness of Crowds
Why I don’t dig Digg.
Secrets of a successful launch event.
The Amazing Power of "I'm Working on It"
Or, the salubrious effects of the progress bar.
Nike+iPod and Addictive Statistics
Inspire customers with evidence that they’re kicking ass.
Design Inspired by Natural History
Color me morbid, but I’ve got this minor fascination with the visual trappings of 19th-century anatomical science.
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