links for 25 June 2007 – Asshole Driven Development

scottberkun.com » Blog Archive » Asshole driven development Others say it’s because software people like making things up and can’t help themselves. Well I say this: if we’re going to have dozens of models we may as well have some that are honest, however cynical, to what’s really going on much of the time (tags: humour methodology process) Do staff make use of personalisation features?…

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What we need, right, is a big volume control for Ambient Intimacy

If you’re designing a social application at the moment, think about how you can be quiet. This is just one of a million pleas from socially networked people everywhere who are going to great efforts to manage the noise that their networked applications are generating at times when they really need some quiet time to focus. Some systems (ahem, FaceBook) can be VERY noisy and…

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