Design Consequences: A fun workshop technique for brainstorming & consensus building

For my recent BarCamp session I shared a design technique that a colleague and I developed quite recently that we’ve found to be quite successful in both generating great design ideas and developing consensus about the design approach for projects within a multi-disciplinary team. We call this technique Design Consequences, due to the similarity it has with the similarly named childrens games. We tend to use it…

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Future of Web Apps (London) – Highlights & Themes

Continuing in the theme of hanging out with geeks* I spent a couple of days at the Future of Web Apps conference this week. It wasn’t as fun as BarCamp, but it was interesting. Here’s some of the things that got my brain ticking (or that entertained me) throughout the two days. (Warning – it’s a rather long post): YouTube’s success is not to do…

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links for 23 February 2007 – Semantics, semantics and tags.

When tags work and when they don’t: Amazon and LibraryThing (Thingology) a statistical comparison between Amazon and LibraryThing tags, and making concrete recommendations for ecommerce sites interested in making tagging work. (tags: amazon folksonomy tagging socialSoftware) Semantics in HTML Part II – standardizing vocabularies at microformatique – a blog about microformats and “data at the edges” the next chapter in my continuing effort to better…

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