Links: 12-31-2010

Links: 12-16-2010

  • Mule Design Studio’s Blog: Giving Better Design Feedback
    Let the design team be the design experts. Your job is to be the business expert. Ask them how their design solutions meet your business goals. If you trust your design team, and they can explain how their recommendations map to those goals, you’re fine. If you neither trust them, nor can they defend their choices it’s time to get a new design team.
    (categories: design ux ui )

  • The State of the Blogosphere 2010 | Fast Company
    So true: "..But blogging perseveres–as it should. It is a place where context, thoughtfulness and continuity are rewarded with inbound links, ReTweets, bookmarks, comments and Likes. Blogs are the digital library of our intellect, experience, and vision. Their longevity far outlasts the short-term memory of Twitter or any other micro network. In fact, with Twitter, we are simply competing for the moment. With blogs, we are investing in our digital legacy."
    (categories: blogging blogs writing thinking twitter )

Links: 12-11-2010

  • Havasu – Projects – BERG
    Havasu is a material exploration of conversational user interfaces. The goal of the project was to explore ways of interacting that aren’t menus or GUIs; manners of interaction more like dialogue, or polite listening, facilitated by agents or AIs that are could not really be called “smart”.
    (categories: conversational interface ux xmpp chat )

  • Snap – Blog – BERG
    Old post about repurposing feeds into actionable items, similar to what we’re doing with actions and apps with Jive.
    (categories: inbox actions feeds rss workflow )

Links: 12-6-2010

  • Facebook | The Full Stack, Part I
    Great blog post. Quote: "… People who develop broad skills also tend to develop a good mental model of how different layers of a system behave. This turns out to be especially valuable for performance & optimization work. No one can know everything about everything, but you should be able to visualize what happens up and down the stack as an application does its thing. An application is shaped by the requirements of its data, and performance is shaped by how quickly hardware can throw data around."
    (categories: performance facebook engineering data education )