Archive for the 'Shiny objects' Category

Prototyping retail: Apple redesigns the store

Friday, March 9th, 2007

We prototype web designs with paper printouts of page diagrams. We mock-up prototype web pages in HTML to demo our CSS. We use Flash to preview the functionality of those proposed dynamic elements. Apple mocked-up it first retail store, in a warehouse. They designed their store like they would design a product. Apple Store Version […]

Generation HERE: Dodgeball, necking, and peerchasing

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Motorola has released Generation Here, a worldwide survey of third generation (3G) mobile phone use. 3G users were interviewed and observed in different cultures. The survey uncovered a “surprising” age range among users. One example cited is the Japanese grandparents who have two 3G phones, one for themselves and one for sharing videos and pictures […]

I tune, you tune, we all tune

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Forbes online is reporting that Stanford University has hitched up to the iTunes bandwagon in a big way. Working with Apple, Stanford has made available… a wide range of lectures, speeches, debates and other university content through iTunes. No need to pay the $31,200 tuition. No need to live on campus. No need even to […]

I pod, you pod, we pod

Friday, June 17th, 2005

Last year Duke University made headlines when it gave iPods to all incoming freshmen. The official goal was to stimulate the use of technology on campus, but I would imagine that the opportunity to give Duke an extra boost in the “coolness” factor with students wasn’t lost on Duke officials. Duke has released a report, […]

A new game?

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

Having seen the highs and lows of the first dot com era, is it possible we’re on the upswing again? Blogging, tagging, Ajax, 43 Things, Flickr, Google Satellite Maps, Wikipedia,, some new excitement seems to be in the air. Some Friday inspiration from adaptive path’s Janice Fraser: Something is happening right now, and the […]