UXCamp Vancouver Nearly Here

I was going to blog earlier this week about the upcoming User Experience Camp Vancouver, which Karen Parker and I are organizing and holding at the Vancouver Film school this Saturday, but the event sold out nearly immediately, and I fear that writing about it here will be frustrating to so many who can’t get in. The venue is a Read more…

Eek!

For decades there was a religious war regarding what computer users should be doing with their hands when they weren’t typing. No, not that religious war (you cheeky monkey!), the one about the pointing device, which would allow a user to make gestures on the screen, and address parts of a graphic user interface. Before I even started using a Read more…

Solving England’s Plug Size Problem

When I lived in England, believe it or not, everybody had to be an amateur electrician. I’m really showing my age, but back in the mid 80’s there wasn’t a common universal plug throughout England, so you had to buy your plug separately from the ‘flex’ which they called the electrical cord. I’m serious. You bought your appliance, lamp or Read more…

Information Design Gone Wild

Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. — from Ariel’s Song, The Tempest by William Shakespeare I loved the almost anal-retentive display of data through a heads-up display about the scenery and Read more…