When you should get design involved? At the beginning along with everything else. You can’t compartmentalize anymore (marketing, business, design, tech; design: interaction, information, visual, info architecture). You can teach in compartments, but you can’t work in compartments. Education has to start out compartmentalized but with a goal to aggregate (inter-disciplinary capstone projects planned from […]
this is my third sxsw. i’m a veteran. i’ve tried thinking about what i am here to do. yes, it’s always been a place where i refresh my professional side. i learn all the things that i should be focusing on for the next year. that’s still going to happen. but this year seems different. […]
At least, tables (can) kill accessibility in web portals. Accessibility in a portal has always been a challenge. It has to do (initially) with boxes. Many early portals used quite hideous tables to layout the screen. Hey, a portal is a set of boxes, right? Oracle Portal still enforces a level of table-as-layout. Tables aren’t […]
I have to give major props to Macon Phillips, the new media director at the White House. Nothing makes me feel more confident in our new government than the fact that they put someone who “gets it” in the most important position of this new century: the web guy. Godspeed, Macon. Godspeed.
I met some pretty awesome people the day after my birthday. They came home with me and I think it might be one of those forever moments. First I saw Rhys, since he was out in front. And he has continued to be the first in line. Peering at me from the back of the […]
… we don’t know what the next President’s gonna face. And if we choose someone with vision, someone with guts, someone with gravitas, who’s connected to other people’s lives, and cares about making them better… if we choose someone to inspire us, then we’ll be able to face what comes our way and achieve things… […]
From a discussion with my team lead: The Policy Do the right thing. If you need to do the wrong thing for the right reasons, you are in fact required to do so (see 1).
From our director of Purchasing: DO NOT CREATE ANY REQUISITIONS ON MONDAY JUNE 30. Any requisition created on June 30 will be canceled by Purchasing and you will need to recreate it on July 1 with new year funds and your name will be removed from the book of life.
I just returned from the 2008 Portlets and Consortium conferences for the CampusEAI Consortium. I participated in three presentations (more on that later), stood up and talked a lot, and showed how Wii bowling both helps and hurt you when you go to a real bowling alley.
Gravatars – Globally Recognized Avatars – may be the coolest thing since MU*s. Yes, I’m showing my age. I was a text-only geek. It’s how I learned to roleplay. It’s how I learned to program/code. It’s how I had my first social-networking interaction via the internet. This was back in the day when people were […]