Scott Forstall out at Apple

Forstall was a leader in the development of iOS. http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnbaldoni/2012/10/31/apple-management-lesson-how-to-handle-a-wayward-superstar/ The NY Times Bits blog says Jonathan Ive will take on more “leadership and direction for Human Interface.” We might expect Apple to back off of the skeuomorphism. A quote from NYT with emphasis added: “Mr. Forstall was a staunch believer in a type of user […]

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Video: “Where Will The Internet Of Things Take Service Design?”

This might be of interest.  Fjord Kitchen NY: Where Will The Internet Of Things Take Service Design? from Fjord on Vimeo.

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Cool Site

This is pretty clever: Jooners is a “signup sheet” for social events.  Combine this with http://www.doodle.com and you’d really have something…

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On Interruptions

Nick G.: This article provides good food for thought on the subject of interruptions.  Ray: The article didn’t mention that many of the interruptions in both the presidential and vice-presidential debates have simply been interjections to point out falsities… “That’s not true.” “Yes it is.” “No it’s not.” Our political discourse is so deep and […]

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Godzilla Gender Identification Debate

Catalytes gathered at the Breslin Bar Dining Room in the Ace Hotel Friday for an early evening cocktail. After the first round of drinks, the elephant in the room began to reveal itself in conversation, manifesting as a question that has—up until this point—avoided an honest answer: WHAT IS GODZILLA’S (SELF-IDENTIFYING) GENDER?  We took it […]

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User-centered OTC Drug Display at Duane Reade

Interesting: the categorization is by what’s wrong and what you’re thinking rather than product type and brand. “What’s wrong?” Pain  Product label: “Help, I have a headache” Stress Product label: “Help, I can’t sleep” Is it me, or do those pill boxes look like apps?

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