Ideas Worth Stealing [Plug]

16 May 2008 - 10:53am
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SemanticWill
2007

I just wanted to point out Robert H's blog - and specifically his article
about reinventing the About Us section of a corporate site. Check it out
here:
http://rhjr.net/theblog/2008/04/14/reinventing_about_us/

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16 May 2008 - 3:15pm
Jeff Howard
2004

Recognizing the actual channels of communication is important, but
I'd say that the argument would be better applied to the Contact Us
section than the About Us section.

// jeff

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17 May 2008 - 9:55pm
Dave Cortright
2005

A designer friend of mine (and my mentor) put up a blog specifically for
these design insights that he can't affect but nonetheless wants to "get the
meme out".

http://stealthisidea.com/

for example:
*Here's the design to steal for a modern music device: real, tactile,
mode-less Thumbs-Up and Thumbs-Down buttons on the surface of the music
player. (Not the typical Apple non-button
button<http://stealthisidea.com/articles/buttonphobia/>.)
(Thank you Pandora<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora_%28music_service%29>for
that inspiration). Pressing the thumbs affects the song's star rating,
and thus their likelihood of it being selected by the elven DJ within the
machine.*

http://stealthisidea.com/articles/thumbs-up-music/

17 May 2008 - 9:56pm
Itamar Medeiros
2006

I see your point, Jeff... but don't you -- sometimes -- want to know
who are you talking to? I mean, most of the contact us nowadays are
very "impersonal" (is that a word), and I wish I knew who I was
talking to before firing an email.

{ Itamar Medeiros } http://designative.info/

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17 May 2008 - 11:38pm
Jeff Howard
2004

That's my point Itamar. In that context, that type of information
seems completely appropriate for the Contact Us page. It could go on
the About page too, I guess. It's not really a crusade for me; just
making an observation.

// jeff

Itamar wrote:
> don't you %u2014 sometimes %u2014 want to know who
> are you talking to?

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18 May 2008 - 12:21am
Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

>
> It could go on the About page too, I guess. It's not really a crusade for
> me; just
> making an observation.
>

On Miskeeto.com, I made it part of the About section (follow the link in the
post), which includes team bios and the contact page. (In fact, I used the
word "section" in the post.)

Anyway, the point wasn't really about where in your hierarchy you should add
the info, just that you should add it. Sorry if I was too specific.

-r-

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