Here’s a slightly late Wednesday linkfest, now extra fresh for Thursday:
- Youtube UI research – It’s always interesting to see how any major brand makes product decisions, or even how they do the research to help making them.
- 101 things I learned in Interaction design school – Love the style of this, and the book the style is inspired by (101 things I learned at architecture school).
- Glass is half empty – While preparing for last night’s Ignite talk on Everything you need to know about philosophy in 5 minutes, stumbled on this. As well as this. Some creative thinking around a mostly annoying question.
- Speakers frame of reference (PDF) – Haven’t read this one yet, but it’s about how framing a sentence or idea changes the meaning for the listener.
- Jargon of politics – Reading this reminded me of the must read, Orwell on the politics of the English language.
- Science in shackles – Commerce and creativity have always been both symbiotic and competitive, but things do seem scarier now.
- World’s coolest bookstores – Interesting how many of them are in cathedrals :)
- Computers don’t save money – Interesting, but these reports have flawed logic. The execution of the idea may be poor, but in better hands, might have better results. Give an idiot any tool and the results will not be good.
As a side note, sorry there’s been so much stuff on the blog about public speaking this and that. Need to pay the bills (e.g. book sales) and just trying to help the new book into the world. Diversity will return.