Social Fabric Softeners

Yesterday saw the release of Digital Arts magazine’s December issue, whose cover story featured 14 designers politicking about design trends for 2008. I was able to bring a little color to the subject around distributed experiences, whether those be widget-based or more akin to Facebook’s apps model. The Future Design 2008 article spans a number […]

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Kicking Shelfari while they’re down

I’m a big fan of user library software. I bought a license to Delicious Library as soon as it came out, and then undertook a process of hacking a number of CueCats to assist in scanning my book, CD, DVD, and game library. Once I began that quest, though, it struck me as odd that […]

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Pestering your friends just became a whole lot easier

One of the great benefits of working at Yahoo! is participating with a diverse pool of colleagues in our quarterly Hack Day competitions. Google has its weekly “20% time,” where individuals go off and build whatever they’d like; Yahoo! takes a less time-intensive, but fundamentally different, approach which really resonates with me: Every 3 months, […]

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