With the news last week that Facebook visits have topped Yahoo! visits (via Compete), it's seems to be increasingly clear that our social networks are becoming our new "web portals" for finding relevant news and information - the difference being that instead of being corporately-curated, they are peer-curated.
I had the pleasure of speaking at the Acuity Forums "Executing Social Media" conference today in Toronto about corporate reputations in our hyper-digital age (aka social media). It's a variation on a talk I've given a couple of times over the last few months that seems to resonate with a lot of marketers and customer service folks as they try to navigate the new reality of the social web and "always on" communications.
Now that Apple has officially released the iPad we want to start designing for it. While Apple's interface builder is great, it doesn't really allow us to create custom UI elements on the fly.
Last year, I gave a presentation at MeshU that took a behind the scenes look at how we arrive at design decisions. We've since taken clients through variations of this presentation, which is always evolving because it corresponds to such a perennial and fundamental question in our field.
We wanted to take this opportunity to give everyone an update on Element. What started out as a simple Photoshop mockup has become somewhat of a thorn in our side and an obvious point of frustration for those waiting on it.
The Movie Network (Astral Media) hired us to develop an online-focused campaign to launch their new High Definition programming. We created the "More HD" theme that was used across all media.
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.
In the world of marketing and advertising, knowing what interests people have in our client's brands is somewhat exciting for us. At Teehan+Lax we use social media measuring tools to help monitor our client's brands, and the competition.
As a fan of Vimeo's, I was stoked to hear that Blake Whitman would be giving a talk at FOWD in NY. (You may recognize Blake from that time he had some questions about the homepage...) Blake's presentation showed that cultivating a vibrant community online is, in no small part, a tractable design problem.
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.
While attending FOWD last week in New York an overarching theme of Progressive Enhancement started to develop as more and more presentations preached it's benefits. So what exactly is Progressive Enhancement?