Apple is betting that the iPhone's breakthrough in the way we interact with mobile phones will transfer over to notebooks.
The new MacBook Pros and MacBooks introduced Tuesday aren't all that much different from the ones that were on sale yesterday. Sure, they've got Intel's new Penryn chips, and more potent configurations, but for the most part, it's the same laptop.
and gives it a few whacks upside the head for forgetting what made
Palms great back in the day. It was, and still is, the user
experience. Sure, great product design helps. But Palms were a
fabulous product with mediocre physical design at a time when nobody
else could make heads or tails of handhelds. Why? Good user
Several people were asking about resources/case studies/help
to do agile user-centred design. The Journal of Usability
Studies has just published an article I wrote that describes
in detail the adaptations to usability investigations (such
as rapid formative usability testing and contextual inquiry)
that the Autodesk (was Alias) UX team made in order to
There is an interesting article on the business week site regarding the US governments initiative to develop a metric for innovation. It will likely bemore of an economic indicator, but may well lay the ground work for corporate and academic metrics as well.
Peter Drucker said the only two investments in a business are markeitng and innovation. Everything else is a cost.
In the short run, I think innovation metrics within an organization will be focused on controlling expense. In the mid run it will be about measuring ROI.
"We want to know that if we took everything away and gave them a napkin and
a pencil, they could get their ideas across," he says. "We want to make sure
that students understand that the constraints of the system can sometimes