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organic and tangent personas
If we know the radius of a circle, we can calculate its circumference. Personas can...

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fear of polarizing people
Businesses are not confident enough to polarize people on the web. They don't have...

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failure of universal design
Try designing a single printer-fax-scanner-copier (PFSC) for use in China, Russia and...

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personas can save you from yourself
You may end up paying for lots of design considerations and affordances that you may...

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accessibility and the scent of information
Multiple platforms should be considered in the initial planning process to address the...

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information design lesson from people's court
Scent communicated through trigger words works much the same on the web and can engage...

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surround sound marketing
In a home theater system, you have various types of speakers ranging from tweeters,...

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perfection is a matter of perception
A few years ago a close friend of mine emailed the following quote to me. "To improve...

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the silence of the how
As a mobile product manager, I noticed that the patterns of consumption across the...

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the birth of the spoken web
Over the years, I have developed platforms that single-handedly sought to usher in the...

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living in a drag and drop world
There is a growing need for a seamless bridge between those who constantly publish new...

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situational disability trumps accessibility
Most human beings make decisions based on visual cues. There is enormous value in using...

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bigger ideas for the small screen
The biggest complaint and "perceived" barrier to adoption of news and information...

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movability is power
So, what is "movability" and what makes it so powerful? Movability from a technology...

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