ARCHIVE: July, 2006

Google and Yahoo Design Throwdown

Is Google about engineering and Yahoo about design?

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Tagging Talk

For those interested in tagging, I’m giving a live virtual seminar (webcast) next Thursday (July 27): Users as Information Architects: Is Tagging Right for your Site? This is the second seminar we’ve given at UIE, and we’re really excited by the response and feedback generated by the first.

I’m focusing this talk on the idea that tagging might help designers organize huge amounts of information by letting their users do it for them. Heresy! You say. Well, in some places it might turn out that tagging beats IA hands down. In others, a traditional IA still works best.

However, if you’ve read The Del.icio.us Lesson, you know that it isn’t as simple as it seems at first glance. So I’ll be talking about the ins and outs of tagging, where it seems to work well, and where it doesn’t work.

Interestingly, both Amazon and Google seem to have tagging wrong…

A Messaging Proxy and Domain as Identity

A pretty good idea

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Social Networks are Killing Email

The data suggests that email will eventually wane.

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The Business of Web Design

Accountability is coming to a web design project near you.

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Self-expression in Web Design

Professional web design isn’t about self-expression, it’s about effectiveness.

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