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26 Feb 2008 - 3:01pm
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Wendy Fischer
2004

New MacBooks incorporate iphone touch technology

Has Apple found the magic Touch?

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Tom Krazit

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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.

22 Jan 2008 - 1:32am
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Jeff Howard
2004

Don Norman on ACD at Apple?

Don Norman in Business Week earlier this month re-framing Apple's
design process as what sounds a little like activity centered design.
It's just a brief quote in a much longer article:

http://www.businessweek.com/print/magazine/content/08_02/b4066000313325.htm

> Apple's approach isn't about targeting hipsters, says Donald A.
> Norman, a professor at Northwestern University and author of The
> Design of Future Things.

5 Sep 2007 - 1:13pm
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DrWex
2006

"What they're looking for is a great user experience" - Engadget takes Palm out to the woodshed

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
experience.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/21/dear-palm-its-time-for-an-intervention/

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--Alan Wexelblat

27 Jun 2007 - 6:06pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

Our very own founding father - Tog - interviewed by BusinessWeek

http://tinyurl.com/yoa5zg

Check out what Tog thinks of his former employer and his thoughts on design.

-- dave

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David Malouf
http://synapticburn.com/
http://ixda.org/
http://motorola.com/

13 Jun 2007 - 8:15am
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Desiree Sy
2005

"Adapting Usability Investigations for Agile UCD" published

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
support UCD:

http://upassoc.org/upa_publications/jus/2007may/agile-ucd.html

I hope there is some helpful material in it.

17 May 2007 - 5:49pm
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7 years ago
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Dan Saffer
2003

Microsoft's Next-Gen PC Winners Announced

<http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/
may07/05-15NextGenPC.mspx>

“This year’s competition winners have envisioned a brave new world of
computing,” says Kevin Eagan, general manager of Microsoft’s Original
Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) Marketing Group.

20 Apr 2007 - 9:32am
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Mark Schraad
2006

innovation metrics

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.

17 Feb 2007 - 6:41pm
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dszuc
2005

Today's Homework: Make Good Games

Hi:

Good reading: http://www.wired.com/news/culture/games/0,72707-0.html

And interesting quote :

"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
spark creativity."

Like it!

30 Nov 2006 - 8:41am
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7 years ago
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morville
2010

Information Architecture 3.0

Since this article was partly inspired by IxDA discussions, I think it's
only fair to post it here:

http://semanticstudios.com/publications/semantics/000149.php

And, if I'm wrong about my predictions, at least I'll have time to write
more than one Semantics article a year. Cheers!

Peter Morville
President, Semantic Studios
http://semanticstudios.com/
http://findability.org/

17 Nov 2006 - 11:33am
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Ted Booth
2004

Innovation ROI

http://new.idsa.org/webmodules/articles/anmviewer.asp?a=2664&z=31

A good mix of speakers discussing how to make 'innovation' work. Dec 7-8 in New York.

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