Subject: Gleanings: Dr. Seuss and reflect.com
all the usability people are just gleefully watching to see reflect.com take a dive, chatting boo.com under their breaths. we shall see.
Good Experience: Reflect.com Lives On.
Who knows how valid the speculation is, coming from an anonymous source. But it seems reasonable that Reflect would be less than successful, given that it still takes over 20 clicks just to see the first product on the site.
If Dr. Seuss Shopped on the Net…
John Rhodes issued a challenge: a usable profitable company that uses flash for their interface. Here are the results
“And Kevin is letting us peek into his academic life. He links to the Web sites for all his courses, including User Interface Design, Prototyping, and Evaluation CS 160 – Fall 2000. Professor Landay has been good enough to post lecture plans and notes for the world to see. I
User Interface Design, Prototyping, and Evaluation CS 160 – Fall 2000. http://bmrc.berkeley.edu/courseware/cs160/fall00/
lecture plans and notes
News.Com: Report: Music pirates will evade countermeasures.
“Right now, most traditional (record) companies are focused on providing
security and using security to protect and control distribution of content,”
said Forrester analyst Eric Scheirer. “That proposition has no future in it.
Content won’t be controlled. Content can’t be stopped legally.”
NY Times: Those Banner Ads Keep On Waving, But They’re Singing a Different
Ms. Foley agreed. Though she conceded that all the new talk was to some degree
a face-saving exercise in 20/20 hindsight, she insisted that marketing people
always knew that the measures being used for banners were incorrect, and that
branding was the way to go.
Useit.Com: From February 21, 1999; Details in Study Methodology Can Give
Misleading Results (Jakob says nope to banners as brand)
APROPOS OF NOTHING
from media nugget
From his early paintings, which featured a single stylized word emblazoned on a solid background, to his recent canvasses of mountain peaks superimposed with seemingly unrelated text, much of Ed Ruscha’s work explores the relationship between image and language. Despite this motif, his portfolio is well mixed, including everything from photo-essays documenting gas stations, swimming pools, and parking lots, to a series of paintings stained with cherry extract, egg yolks, and spinach. Always sharp, sometimes enigmatic, Ruscha’s art undoubtedly provokes responses just as varied as his subjects and techniques. (TP)