Archive for November 2007
Google has a thoughtful post on this topic which we are wrestling with ourselves. It’s a well-reasoned positioned and I’m glad they showing “don’t be evil”-style leadership in this difficult subject.
Marc Andreesen has an inspiring article that really resonates with this Silicon Valley techie “Rebuilding Hollywood in Silicon Valley’s image“.
However, in the age where web2.0 startups can literally be developed and launched over a weekend (and more commonly in 3 months), one aspect of Hollywood’s culture that I would love to learn from: how does Hollywood quickly assemble small ad-hoc teams that have come to produce great works in very short periods of time (and then just as quickly disband to work on the “next big thing”? how does that happen? can Silicon Valley learn from that? is it intrinsically tied to the dying studio model? I hope not.
New York Times has a good write-up about it. I wonder if CoolChaser users would like to inform their friends of their new layouts on Facebook! 🙂
37Signals had a nice posting about whether to use Personas in product design. Their answer:
This is another way of expressing a geek’s credo of scratching one’s own itch. But it has a nice ring to it. We too have tried using personas because like others we’ve wanted to get into the head of our users, but the approach has never given me a warm, fuzzy feeling that we’re on the right track, and Jason Fried put it succinctly:
I believe personas lead to a false sense of understanding at the deepest, most critical levels.