Google updated their "Earth" software yesterday. There were a number of improvements made, including a redesigned interface to help navigate the globe.
We want to congratulate John Hancock Funds on going live. This site represents the first major update in 6 years.
It's been about 3 years since we've made any real changes to the Teehan+Lax Web site. After seemingly endless delays due to client work we decided to formalize the new site as a real project.
With flickr and Yahoo continually updating, we're starting to see a new navigational mechanism emerging. It strikes a balance between standard one click navigation and drop down methods.
We're excited to let you know that in the next few weeks we're going to be releasing a product. We're not going to reveal what it is yet but we wanted to discuss some of the challenges we've had getting it out.
For the past few years many agencies and clients have struggled with equating their online and offline activities to return on investment. The natural inclination in a business is to try and equate specific value to specific executions.
Lately, when we are speaking at conferences or talking to clients we find ourselves saying "We couldn't do this 5 years ago". Often it's in reference to a way of working or a way of development that has been enabled by technologies that have come into existence or matured in the past 5 years.
When working on client projects you allow for a series of review and revision cycles. The idea is to give clients and agencies a controlled way to work through design issues while controlling scope.
We've become increasingly disillusioned with user testing. User testing involves putting screens or prototypes in front of users in a test lab and watching the decisions they make or collecting the opinions they have about proposed site structures or designs.