Archive for the 'Tech' Category

It’s the experience

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Consultant Andreas Pfeiffer writes about the new age of user experience in a recent article. Pfeiffer notes that in a era where technical specs are easily replicated across products, technical features themselves provide poor distinguishing factors for consumers. Rather, citing the ubiquitous iPod is an example, it’s user experience combined with a strong brand and […]

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 […]

Swing your partner

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

From several months back in CIO Magazine, an article by American Airlines CIO Monte Ford discusses the role of the client in a successful vendor relationship: Some CIOs don’t spend any time trying to be good customers. Instead, they and their IT organizations spend a lot more time finding fault with their vendors when they […]

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, […]

Wither Adobe?

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

As design and web professionals our tools are dominated by two companies, Adobe and Macromedia. Or were. Of course the old news is Adobemedia, the new lumbering mothership of print and web design. I’ve accepted (somewhat) the inveitable announcement that my beloved Freehand — drawing companion since somewhere in the 1.x range and already aquired […]