May 2006

SQUID Labs :: Engineering Design and Technology Innovation – “We’re not a think tank, we’re a do tank”

design matters: Skeet shooting in the dark – “Design consists of creating things for clients who may not know what they want, until they see what you’ve done, then they know exactly what they want, but it’s not what you did.”

AskTog: Multiple Mistakes Drown Dishwasher – “Not only does a simple visual appearance not automatically result in a simple interface, it usually results in the opposite, unless the task domain is equally simple–and foolproof.”

Web navigation is about moving forward: New Thinking: Gerry McGovern – once people choose a direction, stop insulting them by showing them links in other directions…

Memorable Quotes from The Time Machine (2002) – A good explanation of time-travel causalilty and why you can’t go back in time before a time machine was created (or decided upon): “You built your time machine because of Emma’s death. If she had lived it would never have existed, so how could you use your…more

Specialized Bicycle Components : Equipment – Toupe Saddle – pretty cool minimal saddle

Map Amazon(.com) – amazing infovis of all Amazon categories/books uses scroll wheel to zoom in/out

Collexis – Information Retrieval – interesting professional search tool

Ellington | The online publishing platform for newspapers. – cool “pro” interface; just a lot of controls…

Carbonmade: Show off your work. Your free online portfolio. – very cool, slick portfolio app