Via Anne Galloway: “Control is not discipline. You do not confine people with a highway. But by making highways, you multiply the means of control. I am not saying this is the only aim of highways, but people can travel infinitely and ‘freely’ without being confined while being perfectly controlled. That is our future.”
Awesome quote, it made me think. So so-called “freedom” can be used to impose control. Made me think of travelguides.
Tastespotting is pretty awesome.
The second issue of the Journal of Information Architecture is out :) (via Lou on FB, which I can’t link to, which is one of the reasons that makes me think that whole FB thing is gonna blow over, just another walled garden, which is why I keep blogging, which is why this is here, although it gets crossposted I believe.)
Don Norman: “I’ve come to a disconcerting conclusion: design research is great when it comes to improving existing product categories but essentially useless when it comes to new, innovative breakthroughs.“
I don’t think that’s so disconcerting, although it goes against much of the common UX babble.
I wonder why they felt they had to add that?
When a feature is confusing enough to warrant you having to add rather heavy explanatory UI, you might wanna rethink it.