Archive for the ‘Radio Free Blogistan’ Category

Perpetual Prototype

November 8, 2010

Neil MacDonald reviews Designing Social Interfaces at his site Perpetual Prototype: An Information Architecture Blog, writing

If you are considering designing a site with social features, this book is a must read.

Passing Thoughts from 2010-01-14

January 14, 2010
  • designing #
  • designing with a glass of red wine #
  • Boot and Shoe Service on #Yelp: Wanted to try the new restaurant and see Pandora at the Grand Lake. Couldn't get in … #
  • making far-from-pixel-perfect mockups #
  • This is how I do this #

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Passing Thoughts from 2010-01-13

January 13, 2010

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Passing Thoughts from 2010-01-12

January 12, 2010

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Certification of live birth

August 5, 2009

Turns out I was born in Kenya too!

my long lost birth certificate!

BT intent on his monitor

August 1, 2009

BT intent, originally uploaded by xian.

A snapshot of the evening entertainment last night at Yahoo! for the kickoff of the iPhoneDevCamp 3.

hells yeah

May 20, 2009

hells yeah

hells yeah

Originally uploaded by xian

if it’s really him, why not?

Slides from Designing Social Interfaces at IA Summit 2009

March 23, 2009

Erin Malone and I introduced some of the fruit of our effort to carve out a pattern language for social user experience design. At the Information Architecture Summit in Memphis this past week we taught our pattern library workshop and then delivered this tandem presentation:

south by, in a nutshell

March 15, 2009

tweets about our core conversation

south by, in a nutshell

this is a screenshot of a sampling of the tweets about the core conversation i did with erin malone re social design patterns.

there was one that said we weren’t prepared and were just promoting our book, too.

i do wish we had explicated an example pattern. the summit talk with slides will be more useful, i think. but then this was a core conversation. we tried to seed it and then go with what the room wanted to talk about. that’s unstructured for a panel.

also, we could have walked through the handout all together. live and learn.

Open Hackday 08 begins

September 12, 2008

hackday stage

Originally uploaded by xian.

I’m going to name the robots Foo and Bar. We still haven’t announced the musical act that will be performing on this stage tonight.

So far I’ve heard Cody Simms and Neal Sample (Cody and Neal, hmmm….) give a great overview of YOS (with great visuals by Micah Laaker), and am now listening to Allen Rabinovich explain how to hack with Flash and Flex.

At 2pm I’ll be talking about patterns and stencils and how they can help coders build better interfaces.