Scientists find physical clutter negatively... →
Full study: Interactions of top-down and bottom-up mechanisms in human visual cortex. /via @ArthurNicholls
Do you consider yourself _____
Mrs. Sellner: Mr. Hillard, do you consider yourself humorous?
Daniel: I used to. There was a time when I found myself funny, but today you have proven me wrong. Thank you.
Effective Developer Experience (DX) →
Fulfilling a 2010 goal, I have been published! Check out my article on developer experience for UX Magazine (above link). Special thanks to Dustin Senos (@_ds) and Trev Copland (@gotrevgo) for helping refine the ideas, Xavier (@xdamman) for the tweet that inspired me finally to write the article, and Jonathan Anderson (@first_day) for being an incredibly patient and supportive editor. Please...
Me and my tits and my ass and my brain are very proud to be here today.– Lady Gaga at Google on gender prejudice of pop stars source
Android Patent Infringement: Licensing is the... →
The absurdity of these patents exemplifies why we need patent reform. Displaying a web page’s text content before the background image has loaded? A file download’s progress bar? Document annotations saved separately from a document? There is no innovation here. This is just Microsoft acting in an anticompetitive manner because it can’t compete by being genuinely innovative. ...
How do you keep good mental hygiene? By being diligent to replace negative...– In remembrance of Cindy Stolnitz
Peace is not the end state; it’s the pause between fighting.– Some analyst on Fox News about Libya.
Put yourself in other people’s shoes before you judge them. Yes, I’m...– John Corvino, What’s Morally Wrong with Homosexuality?
Be what tomorrow needs.– Sing by My Chemical Romance
Cross Domain Security: Legacy
Front end development. A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of JSON as they moved across domains. What would they look like if they were free from a broken security model? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see. And then, one day, JSONP. (Confused? Tron: Legacy quotes
Why Nokia failed: 'Wasted 2,000 man years' on UIs... →
The UX matters: it’s the first thing potential customers see when a friend passes them their new phone in the pub. A well-designed UX is consistent, forgiving and rewarding. […] Design patterns were ‘reverse engineered from code’ […] “Nokia’s culture was steeped in hardware. It thought software happens magically.”
A Nation of Wimps — Psychology Today →
“Life is planned out for us,” says Elise Kramer, a Cornell University junior. “But we don’t know what to want.” Fascinating look at multiple factors creating an incompetent society despite the best intention. /via @u10int
The equality state lives up to its name — The Rachel Maddow Show] Small government conservatives fight for gay rights. Awesome. /via @ArthurNicholls
Kid Crazy: Why We Exaggerate the Joys of... →
Here’s how cognitive-dissonance theory works when applied to parenting: having kids is an economic and emotional drain. It should make those who have kids feel worse. Instead, parents glorify their lives. They believe that the financial and emotional benefits of having children are significantly higher than they really are. […] Why? For the same reason you keep spending...
I love flying.
I love flying. For just a moment, my baggage is someone else’s responsibility and I’m free to do nothing. At 30,000 feet as a passenger with his driver, I look down like a god onto creation. But mostly, I can look back into time. I can see what we have built: the cities’ structures proving our creations are bigger than us. Airplanes are better than shooting stars for wishing...
iPad 2 beats others on price, performance, size,... →
Native vs. Web Apps — Faruk Ateş →
Unfortunately, most mobile OS makers (Google, Nokia, Microsoft) don’t care enough about the browser to make web apps a fully viable alternative to native apps. The exceptions: Apple and Palm. /via @_ds