I have always liked radial menus, but found them a bit awkward on mouse-driven systems. I like the way C-Swipe makes good ergonomic sense, allowing the user to activate menus with the device held in one hand. Check out the proposal and let me know what you think.
Just re-read A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design by Bret Victor. It makes my brain ache with longing for a future where we break away from “pictures under glass.”
I had a blast presenting my talk UX Leadership Lessons: The Hard Way to IxDA Cincinnati last night at Fusion Alliance. I really appreciate Cris Cravens inviting me to present, and Fusion Alliance for hosting the event and feeding us.
I know some of the points from my presentation went out on Twitter, but here are the slides for easy reference.
IxDA Cincinnati is a good group of people, and I enjoyed meeting everyone. If you have any suggestions for my talk, please leave a comment. And if you know of a group that could benefit from my presentation, please contact me for availability.
Design is not art, since art exists as an answer to a question posed by an individual artist while design exists as an answer to a question posed by the marketplace. Design must have an audience to come into being … Design needs an economy to exist, while art does not.
— Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
My Prefrontal Monday is off to a buzzing start thanks to this stunning episode of the HBR Ideacast – Why We’re All in Sales. Daniel Pink, author of To Sell Is Human, talks about how sales has an image problem and reframes sales as a fundamentally human activity.
I particularly benefited from Pink’s discussion of Martin Seligman’s research on resilience and will be reminding myself:
- It’s not personal
- It’s not pervasive
- It’s not permanent
Have a listen and let me know what jumps out at you.
I got my Nike+ Fuel Band for Christmas and charged it that day. Today is the first time I have had to recharge it. There is a lot to love about this thing, but a battery that lasts 21 days has to be in the top 3.
There’s nothing like unlined paper when you need to think creatively.