Cassandra, the greek goddess of prophecy, was cursed by Apollo. She was able to see the future, but the curse caused no one to believe her. I have been musing quite a bit about privacy these days, surrounded by talk of hacking, data breaches, troll farms, dark web and phishing. In fact, my debit card was recently compromised, causing a minor inconvenience. When talking … [Read more...] about Cassandra and the Millenials
I don't follow any brands on social media. That doesn't mean I don't see ad campaigns, though. It does mean that I studiously ignore a lot of content that does not directly relate to my interests of the moment. My eyes are drawn to car deals, vacation spots, and occasionally movie ads (I am a sucker for a good trailer!) This time of year is bountiful for me. As Labor Day … [Read more...] about Labor Day Content
I have spent a lot of time over the last 20 years thinking about User Design and Experience. It is not an obsession, but it is an interest. I have read books on typography, and visual cueing, as well as articles on urban planning for pedestrian mobility. The articles we have been reading strike a familiar chord with me, and their explicitness is welcome. If only most designers … [Read more...] about Mindfulness in User Interface Design
Apple’s Annoying Security Reposted from http://blog.thetravelinsider.info/2017/05/weekly-roundup-friday-26-may-2017.html In a fairly obvious segue from one sort of annoying security to another, Apple recently introduced new ‘two factor’ security so that, sometimes, when you enter your iTunes password, you also have to enter a code that it sends to your other Apple devices. … [Read more...] about Worth Amplifying – User Experience Decline
Apologies to Hamilton. Let’s get personal, shall we? I am not a very good story teller. Oh, I can relate a sequence of events in the order they happened. I can make sure the people I am sharing with know the setting and the players. I can craft a beginning, a middle and end. I share detail, add colorful but ultimately irrelevant detail, but lack the skill set and finesse to … [Read more...] about Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?