Using Jesse James Garrett’s renowned “Elements of User Experience” and “Nine Pillars of Successful Web Teams” models, you’ll learn how to design websites & products that meet your users’ and your organization’s needs through applying user-centered design principles.
If you like electronica (in the vein of Squarepusher, Aphex Twin and the like,) then you really should check out the excellent Slemper live set that is available on 3voor12. His album is due out later this year, I’m sure it’ll kick ass.
This year the first European Information Architecture Summit will be held in Brussels, Belgium on October 15–16. I’ll be there to present a poster together with Almar van der Krogt on an interesting navigation concept we developed for a large marketing website. If you’re an IA, or are involved in the structuring of information for online media, then this is definitely the event for you!
Flock is a new ‘social’ browser that is supposed to play nice with all kinds of cool services such as Flickr and del.icio.us. (Via Peter.)
PocketMod is a great Flash tool allowing you to create your own custom paper organiser on one A4. My Moleskine cahiers finally have some competition! (Via Bart.)
Ben Hammersley has a new web site. Supposedly he’s also cut his hair. Luckily he’s still wearing his kilt, writing books and talking about blogging, podcasting and all that social software jazz. (Via Tom Coates.)
“Brushed Metal: Calculator? I’m out of iTunes and you tell me I’ve still got Calculator? When is the Special Event scheduled for the next version of Calculator? Oh, that’s right, there is none, because no one gives a shit about Calculator.”
It had to happen sooner or later: comment spammers have found their way to this blog. The last post was hit with four comments advertising all kinds of nonsense. I’ve deleted them, and am forced to turn on Bloggers word verification feature. Now you’ll have to go through one more step when posting a comment. Hopefully it won’t put you off commenting here too much.
Chris Heathcote will be at Design Engaged 2005 in Berlin. I saw his excellent talk on tangible computing at Reboot 7. His being in Berlin this year is reason enough to go. The rest of the line up looks good too.
In November, I’ll be at the Design Engaged conference, probably talking about personalisation, craft and pro-am