“The Life of Julia”

Have you seen this move by the Obama administration regarding the 2012 election? http://www.barackobama.com/life-of-julia It’s going to be interesting to see how big a role design plays in politics in the future. MUAHAHA. Spoiler alert: Julia becomes a web designer!

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Why We Shouldn’t Make Separate Mobile Sites

There are some good points in here: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/04/19/why-we-shouldnt-make-separate-mobile-websites/

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Bing Goes Minimal

Say what you will, I’m primarily a Bing user. They released a stripped-down search results page in the last couple of days: http://www.bing.com/search?q=bing+redesign&go=&qs=n&form=QBLH&pq=bing+redesign&sc=8-8&sp=-1&sk=

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Apparently, not just a problem on American roads…You might like this one, Chelsey! http://gizmodo.com/5906961/watch-people-freak-out-and-fail-their-driving-test-when-told-they-had-to-text-and-drive (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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Weather.com Redesign

It looks like weather.com rolled out a redesign recently: http://venturebeat.com/2012/05/02/when-will-it-stop-raining/#s:weather-com-redesign-3 It took me a few moments to find my usual hourly/10 day nav menu options (in the left-rail). I like that there’s more stat info (hi/low temp, chance of rain) above the fold now that the maps, videos, and other modules are pushed down. The large […]

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Interesting Site: PhotoUX

Just discovered this interesting blog: http://www.photoux.co.uk/ It has a bunch of articles about various aspects of photo UX: the importance of product photos being taken in a similar way, Spool’s discussion of content photos vs. ornamental photos, and info on a cool-looking stock photo site with REAL PEOPLE in it. 

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“Organ Donor” Status to Come to Facebook

I’m still undecided as to whether this will actually help the shortage of organ donations, but what do you guys think? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/technology/facebook-urges-members-to-add-organ-donor-status.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

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