The November 2006 issue of STC Intercom magazine focused on usability, and I contributed the featured article, Card Sorting: An Inexpensive and Practical Usability Technique.
Douglas Ruskkoff’s latest book, Program or Be Programmed, declares that technology has biases that reinforce certain behaviors over others. To help correct for these biases, he proposes ten principles to live by when we engage with digital media. Two of them resonated with me as they relate to digital distraction: 1) don’t always be on, and 2) program or be programmed.
My one resolution for 2010 is to only do things that feel good and right. Last night, as part of that resolution I deactivated my Facebook account. It wasn’t an action I took lightly, but it was something that I felt like I needed to do.
Designing for pleasure and profit
Leading the user experience of ExactTarget’s social products
Leading the interaction design of mobile-focused consumer electronics platforms and software
Leading the design of a mobile focused photo sharing service for over 2 years
Leading the experience design of Barclaycard’s UK consumer site