- I followed my stolen iPhone Across the World, Became a Celebrity in China, and Found a Friend for Life – I shared this with a friend who has intimate knowledge of China. Which is to say he’s lived there, speaks Mandarin, and regularly conducts business there. His response: 1) That’s so very China, 2) That’s f*cking hilarious. I imagine he’s spot on. And if you’re anything like me, you’re jealous – if not inspired – by the adventure. That’s not to say I want my phone stolen but I’m super down to be an international celebrity.
- I Paid a UX Expert $100 to Get Drunk and Evaluate Gizmodo’s Design – First of all, if you want to pay me $100 to evaluate anything of yours while I’m drunk, I’m more than happy to do it. Email me at Pachoops25@gmail.com. Kthanks. Secondly, the timing of this linkage is unique as ESPN – my favorite sports site to never visit – just got a redesign. This is ESPN’s first overhaul in five years. What do you think? Considering I haven’t used it much for customization (I’m rarely logged in) I’m not convinced it’ll work great for me just yet. But I can most certainly appreciate change. And I love UX.
- The Fast and the Furious: A Postmodern Masterpiece – Endings are always romanticized. Just read what I had to say about Arizona’s loss to Wisconsin. Or Wisconsin. Or Ohio State. Or Bucknell. So as we come to the end of this fascinating series where Paul Walker’s ID in the first iteration puts him living blocks from where I grew up, here’s a look at the franchise and it’s place as art.
- The Limits of Friendship – This is well worth the read and you should note that your intimate circles are generally limited to five, the same number that starts a basketball game. Interesting coincidence? Figure it for yourself. Also, I need to just quote one line from this article because it’s too good not to be highlighted. With regards to the affects of a generation being raised with increased virtual interactions and decreased face-to-face, this:
“This is the big imponderable”
- Red Bull settles lawsuit, owes consumer cash – Ever had a Jaeger Bomb? I know you have you sandbagginsonofabitch. So go get yourself $10 back.
- How Bad UX Killed Jenny – The title certainly grabs you. But think about the user experience you have with so many of the different technologies you interact with. From the seamlessness of sliding ‘on’ your phone to you push-start car, UX has spent so much time living in the consumer space. I recently learned the term “consumer-grade.” And so maybe you don’t work in healthcare, but at some point, in the behind the scenes areas where business and decisions often get done or made, the UX there has been ignored. Often times this components are functional, robust, and all-encompassing, but they ain’t easy. There’s opportunity for improvement (sound anything like your performance review?). I’ve even kicked around the idea of starting data sites that simply have better UX and data visualization. We have any data miners out there? How about UX designers? If so, get at me. Let’s talk.