The Sunday Report

The Sunday Report

Because I’m teaching Story and about do do a unit on Interactive Fiction, this is the bulk of my research this week. “Your Brain On Story features futurist Jason Silva on why and how people are hardwired for stories and…

Time Travel by Book

Time Travel by Book

A twitter conversation prompted me to look up a booklist I kept in 2001. Kinda awesome.   Via the Wayback machine! Information Architecture and User Centered Design Reading List This list has grown long and unwieldy, but until I have…

Places Make Us

Places Make Us

My Keynote from Midwest UX is available. it is about how, as we make places, places make us back. We must be careful and caring as we design the new worlds people live in online.   Christina Wodtke — Places…

The Sunday Report

The Sunday Report

This week has mostly been about writing. I’m revising my book, and I needed a way to make my plot make sense. As I researched how to plot, I found a ton of great stuff! Enjoy! Writing Finds Firstly, Kurt…

The Sunday Report

The Sunday Report

I’m going to try something new here, and round-up the cool stuff I found each week while doing some research for things I’m doing… First, cool article here HBR: How CEOs Became Takers, Not Makers “Given incentives to maximize shareholder…

The Extra-Chunky Internet

The Extra-Chunky Internet

When I first read Malcolm Gladwell’s Ketchup Conundrum in 2004, I knew it was important to the work I do. I just didn’t know why until ten years later, when Apple’s itunes store changed the nature of how we design…

Never Take The Package Deal

Never Take The Package Deal

If you have met Richard Saul Wurman, you have a Richard Saul Wurman story. Even 37 signals’s Jason Fried has a RSW story that changed his life.  The man is often a … jerk. But he has a way of…