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A Quote

“The options are given in the description of the situation. We can call this the package problem. In the real world, situations are not bundled together with options. In the real world, the act of framing—the act of describing a situation, and thus of determining that there’s a decision to be made—is itself a moral […]

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Wisdom from a Venn Diagram

Spotted here at the State Street Studio… Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for a good venn diagram. This one made me stop, ponder, and smile. Just because we work in a big ol’ corporation here as part of the SHC mothership, doesn’t mean that we should loose the ability to see […]

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IIT/ID Design Strategy Conference 5/12/2011 (Day 1) / Chris Meyer

Post Two of Series / Previous Post Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology Design Strategy Conference “Perspective distorts or clarifies… Capitalism is an adaptive system.” — Chris Meyer Chris Meyer is “Center of Monitor Networks”, author of several books, including the upcoming “Standing on the Sun: How the Explosion of Capitalism Abroad Will Change Business […]

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Recruiting

Great night last night at the IXDA networking event. They gave out stickers to everyone indicating if they were hiring or looking. It really facilitated breaking the ice. I have to say our biggest weakness in recruiting is awareness. Every singular person I spoke with had no clue we even existed or that we did […]

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The Lightbulb

How many UXAs does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Wisdom from various places around the web, none written by me: “1,000. 1 to screw it in and the rest to argue about what a ‘light bulb’ really represents, what is meant by ‘screwing it in’ and to DTDT.” “ 1 person to conduct […]

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3 Rules for Designing Great iPad Apps

It’s not everyday your team gets a shout-out from Apple, Inc. on their quarter earnings call. But it does feel good. The team here at Sears has been pushing hard to deploying digital experiences in previously unconnected places. We’ve had success in delivering some pretty good experiences on mobile devices, and we’ll continue to innovate […]

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User (Customer) Behavior

Picture taken at the iOS conference out at Hoffman. In case it’s not clear, there are a bunch of peeps on the floor, huddled around a power outlet as they multitask while listening to the Apple presenters. I was struck by the similarity between the above, and this: People ( or animals ) will gather […]

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Snow-mageddon post mortem

The worst has passed, and you now have a story to annoy your kids and grandkids with. “Hey you kids, this snowfall is ‘perilous,’ according to the artificial intelligence know-it-alls we have ‘predicting’ the weather today. But it’s pretty lame next to The Great Snow-mageddon of ‘11. Have I ever told you that story?” “Only […]

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Could we make a zillion dollars by offering less?

The long tail sucks, if your search can’t find what you’re looking for. A few quick orienting thoughts, here. “The Long Tail” was brought ( relatively ) mainstream by Chris Anderson in an article he wrote for Wired in ’04. It’s a term that describes a graph of the distribution of ( among other things […]

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