With the help of a few of my co-workers, I’ve written about a new design sprint process we’ve been using at silverorange, and how it applies in healthcare organizations. It started as a post on our silverorange blog, but was pulled into GV‘s Sprint Stories publication (thanks to John Zeratsky).
If you love design processes and healthcare (and who doesn’t), read the article: Running a design sprint in a healthcare organization
“We as human beings find a way to waste most surpluses that technology hands to us.”
—Stewart Butterfield of Slack speaking on The Ezra Klein Show podcast.
He also makes a good analogy between our difficulty managing the new ability to communicate with anyone/anytime and the difficulty of dealing with the abundance of easy/cheap calories available to many of us.
Are you awesome? Would you like to work with me? Every day? Silverorange, the web development company at which I enjoy spending most of my days, is considering hiring a designer / front-end developer.
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A designer asked his five-year-old daughter to comment on a series of corporate logos. The results are adorable and fascinating. It’s a powerful machine that can make a child look at a bright sunflower and say “Gas.”
From the delightful 99% Invisible podcast, I learned today that many televised sporting events use pre-recorded audio samples to fake a sense of realism. When you watch at least some sports on television, particularly those that cover large areas, the swoosh of a cross-country skier, the splash of a rower’s paddle, or the thundering stampede of horse racing, may be coming from a sound designer’s sampler rather than the atheletes you’re seeing on screen.
Like most episodes of 99% Invisible, this Sound of Sport episode is only 5 minutes long, well produced, and fascinating. Since learning about 99% Invisible from the also-delightful RadioLab podcast, I’ve almost caught up on all 44 (so far) episodes. Highly recommended.
While we’re enjoying podcasts, the Planet Money podcast somehow manages to make the world of economics interesting to those of us who are completely uninterested in economics.
Google’s new Music service is so simple, it doesn’t have any links or buttons. They didn’t even need a period at the end of the second sentence:
Updated the previous post with a link to the presentation video: A Brief History of Mozilla.com (and .org)
Reporting today on location in sunny Mountain View, California and the lovely Mozilla headquarters.
I’m doing a talk in the Mozilla lounge about the history of the mozilla websites called A Brief History Mozilla.com (and .org) today (April 12, 2011) at 12:30PM Pacific time (4:30pm Atlantic time for those back home on Prince Edward Island). The talk will be streamed live from the Air Mozilla website. Come watch.
The slides for the presentation are available in a few different formats. The video will also be archived – I’ll update this post with links when the video is available.
Update: Video of the talk is now available download or watch directly (if you have Firefox 4+ or Chrome): A Brief History Mozilla.com (and .org) – 14Mb Ogg Theora file (35 min). The lighting in the video favours the slides, so you can’t really see me. Just picture someone handsome and dynamic in the dark to the left of the slides.
You can also download the slides in OpenOffice.org Impress format, PowerPoint format, or as a PDF.
Stephen Horlander over at Mozilla is doing great work on the visual appearance and functionality of future versions of Firefox. See his latest Windows Theme/UI Update.
Pixel nerds may remember Stephen from his significant contributions to Firefox 1.0 with the Winstripe and Pinstripe themes.