Subject: Gleanings: All that jazz
I missed the first night of Jazz on PBS, and I’m sad. However today is another day, you and I should be hunkered down in front of our respective TV sets tonight to watch part two… unless you can’t stand jazz.
Amazon, ever resourceful, has created a page devoted to the show
IA & DESIGN MATTERS
Design Usability: Information Strategy
“Until recently, few people had heard of information architecture, which I
define as the process of structuring and organizing information so that
it’s easier for users to find and for owners to maintain.”
• Are you ready for usability?
“I am a big fan of usability testing as a way to help make web sites easier to use because it gets straight to the point of looking at what real people actually do with your carefully crafted web site. Unfortunately, I think that there is a reluctance with many people to give usability testing a whirl…”
• Creating Usable Websites
“The purpose of this site is to share some of the information I’ve acquired on website design. The emphasis is on overall design and usability, as opposed to the mechanics of creating a website.”
Newsweek: Sony’s Digital Dilemma.
But now Sony has become the first top-tier consumer electronics company to
make mainstream devices that play MP3s. It’s an about-face as abrupt as record
label BMG’s recent embrace of Napster. When asked to describe Sony Music’s
reaction, one person at Sony Electronics said sheepishly, “They were
Hollywood Is Ready for Action
By Laura Rich Fearing ‘Napsterization,’ the studios focus on taking control of digital distribution.
APROPOS OF NOTHING
I’ve long loved looking at different tarot decks (I tend to like reinterpretations of the same thing; and do things like place three different covers of “Straighten up and fly right” in a row on a mixtape) This site indulges that urge.