Month: March 2008

Catch Ming Yeow at SXSW!

Steve / Ming Yeow who founded [The Digital Movement](http://www.thedigitalmovement.org/) in Singapore, which organises quality geek events that don’t reek of Web 1.0-style closed mindsets, is speaking at a panel on Sunday 10am at SXSW! [The Science of Designing Interactions.](http://2008.sxsw.com/interactive/programming/panels_schedule/?action=show&id=IAP060504) Could he be the first Singaporean to speak at SXSW? I think so. Do let me …

Designing the Moment

By Robert Hoekman Jr. Rob takes us through examples of unfriendly user applications and demonstrates how to get around it. One example is having a character limit without a counter tool. twitter for instance now uses colour as well to warn users (in red) that they’re running out of space. Each design should be customised …

Radically Transparent

by Andy Beale. Why should we care about our online reputation? Because people now Google about you before they hire you or work for you. Dell closed down its own forum. Apple had problems when they reduced the price of iPhone’s by $200. There are also cases of mistaken identity. Andy himself was mistaken as …

Subject to Change

Wilkins, Adaptive Path. Organisations tend to see customers too generically. But customers are not all the same. There not always rational or predictable. Organisations think people just want features. So they forget about people’s real needs, which are ‘messy, complex, convoluted’. It takes effort to understand people’s emotions, but it is worthwhile. A qualitative, contextual …

Building Findable Websites

by Aarron Walters, Art Institute of Atlanta. Whatever your role on the web team, findability is your objective. Semantic markup, microformats, user tagging, rss, viral marketing are other important elements. Content is still king. Combining Web Standards and contextual content equals findability bliss. The book covers how to help search engines understand your content better. …

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

I’m at the Day Stage blogging via iPhone cos my laptop’s been knocked up. Jason Beaird’s book, ‘The Principles of Beautiful Web Design’ has been translated into various languages including French and traditional Chinese! He showed examples of existing websites – what could be better. He mentioned the rule of thirds which makes things pleasing …