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Splitting the Social Network for the Best User Experience

It may be impossible for user experience on a social network to ever become the core focus as long as advertising plays a part in their business. There’s little chance of advertising ever stopping on Facebook or Twitter because they depend on them for revenue. An alternative to removing advertising might be to split how […]

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Uncovering the Compromises of Metro Style Apps

The Windows 8 design case study is not just an interesting look at how the Windows team approaches designing an app, it also gives you a sense of how users are going to use a typical Metro style app on Windows 8. Unfortunately, as I read through the case study more and more cracks started […]

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What Has Microsoft Learned From Metro?

Since OS X 10.7, Lion, Apple’s approach to the desktop has been that OS X can be made better by including some of the features that make iOS so popular. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s vision for their phones, tablets and desktops is that everything should be Metro The two approaches are distinct. Even though Apple has had […]

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RIM Honestly

Reading RIM news coverage is frustrating. Outlets covering RIM only do so in a neutral and passive tone such that you wouldn’t have guessed the company’s stock has been in decline for the past four years. Must frustrating of all is how writers repeatedly end their pieces with optimistic outlooks at the next software release […]

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Re-Reading

When my interest in a subject is renewed and I realize I’ve forgotten much of what I’ve already read about that subject, I regret most not having digital versions of books. I never mark up my paper books, but of I’m reading something digitally I tend to spend a lot more time highlighting and creating […]