the iPhone is a “personal” device

As Interaction Designers, we’re always encouraged to appreciate and design for the idiosyncratic user. However, it’s not always easy designing the occasional odd habit, as human as they are. I was inspired by Bill Buxton’s Sketching User Experiences to revisit my love for comics. I used to spend hours sketching portraits and making comics and […]

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Google Mail offers THEMES

I am overjoyed that Gmail now offers Themes, not just to spruce up my mailbox, but that it also provides some kind of look and feel variation that adds to the experience of an already great email service – different, but great. Like iGoogle, some of the themes offer a “dark/day” background to denote the […]

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New Flickr Homepage

Labdien! I love the new Flickr homepage redesign. They’ve made it more easy to do common things on one page, instead of having to move about different pages. Overall, the original page hasn’t lost its flame. It still shows your latest photos, photos from your contacts, and photos from other people. But it’s been upgraded […]

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The New Whitehouse.gov

Change has come to America… and to the Whitehouse website too. It’s been, er, Web 2.0ized. Clean, frugal lines, punchy and concise content, navigatable – I like it. And of course, it has a blog. If this was a branding exercise, it’d definitely be on the ball (or “spot on”, as the Brits like to […]

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