A while back I gave a talk on why UX was so difficult to do in the enterprise. I spoke about the empty box problem being a critical factor in determining a company's ability to do great UX.
Like everyone in advertising and digital marketing we are taught that our business is based on an accounting principle known as cost plus. Take all your costs (salaries + overhead) and add your profit.
At this weekend's Digital Media Camp one of the most interesting topics was proposed by Justin Kozuch of Refresh Events. He asked what, as a community, we could do to assemble quality data on the Digital Media industry in Toronto?
I don't use Facebook much anymore so I just saw the new privacy settings prompt when I logged in today. Redesigning something as increasingly complex and widely used as Facebook is never going to be easy.
After last week's announcement of the Kindle coming to Canada I re-kindled (get it) a purchase decision I had started several years ago when I first saw a Sony e-Reader at CES. Here are my thoughts after spending 24 hours with the Kindle.
When Geoff and I started this company we were convinced it wouldn't last. I would always think of that line from Heat where DeNiro says "allow nothing to be in your life that you cannot walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner".
[Note: I have written this quickly and will clean it up over the next few days. I wanted to get some thoughts down prior to the launch.
First off I need to commend Canada Post on improving their Web site. I can actually find out what a stamp costs for the 4 times a year I send a letter.
A few months ago we were talking about Palm in the office. I was lamenting how much I loved my old Treo.
We'll be demoing Image Spark at IN|09 as part of the Best of DemoCamp session. When: Thursday March 19, 2009 Where: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto Also presenting....
Just released LinkedIn Applications... so good to link my Slideshare and our Blog right into LinkedIn.
I will be moderating a panel at the CMA Digital Marketing Conference in Toronto. Beyond Gimmicks: Why Behavior-Changing Experiences Will Rule in a Fragmented, Digital Age Moderator: Jon Lax, Partner, teehan & lax Panelist: Michael Anton Dila, Partner, Torch Partnership Tamera Kremer, Founder, Wildfire Strategic Marketing Lisa Charters, S.V.P Director Digital, Random House of Canada Christopher Thompson, Associate Vice-President, Online and Interrelated Business, Canadian Tire Time and attention starved consumers, users and even social media participants are becoming wary of thinly-veiled disguises at getting them to help make something go viral.