Monthly Archives: October 2011

Nest and Human Attention

Some of you have probably seen Nest, the learning thermostat. For those who haven’t, I’d strongly recommend taking a look and watching their (short) intro video. I’m impressed by Nest, and not just by their elegant design and eco-friendly overtones. … Continue reading

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Hindsight Bias and $300 Million Buttons

This morning I came across Jared Spool’s article about the $300 Million Button. To summarize, Jared’s team worked on an ecommerce site that required a login/registration to complete the checkout process. They did some design research and found out this … Continue reading

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Minimum Viable Product? Try Simplest Possible Product

Business folks like to talk about the “Minimum Viable Product“, generally defined as the smallest product (in terms of functionality) that will still be accepted by the market. It’s an important concept – possibly the most important concept in new … Continue reading

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User Eccentric Returns!

After a two-and-a-half year hiatus, I’ve finally got this site back up and running! The last incarnation was running on a way-outdated version of Movable Type that was brought to its knees by all the hackers and spammers that infect … Continue reading

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