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August 9, 2008

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  • New Comic > Dr Strange & Spider-Man "To harmonise myself with the sublime 'Ditko Dimension', I have been digitally remixing some of his original 60's pages, trying to get a feel for them from another 'fresh' visual angle... And in doing so, realizing just what a total genius he is."
  • (the teeming void): Array Aesthetics (Olympic Edition) The opening ceremony is sending the same message, then, as the Games architecture: cultural and technological leapfrog. The Water Cube and the Birds Nest don't simply display China's modernity, they claim a jump into a digital, sustainable, mega-scaled future. The computational aesthetics of multiplicity that mark these structures are, again like the opening ceremony, a powerful cultural narrative: coherence, strength and beauty made of countless tiny pieces.
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August 7, 2008

10:37
O’Reilly Germany just published an interview with me about Handbuch der Webnavigation, the German title for Desiging Web Navigation. It’s in German, of course. Thanks to Volker Bombien for making that happen.
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August 6, 2008

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August 5, 2008

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Stewart Brand, author of How Buildings Learn, has made available a program he created for the BBC in 1997. There are six 30-minute videos in all posted on Google Video: Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI I’ve only made it through Part I so far, but it was very good. Looking forward to seeing the other [...]
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Carrot harvest (1 of 4), originally uploaded by blackbeltjones. Aside from Dopplr...
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August 4, 2008

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I’m happy to announce that I’ll be giving a workshop on the topic of navigation design in New York City in November: Web Navigation Design Tuesday, November 25 9:00 am-5:00 pm Here’s the short description of the class: Optimizing the User Experience of Your Website This day-long class covers principles of web navigation and methods of navigation design with practical examples [...]
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August 3, 2008

August 2, 2008

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Microsoft Research just published a paper revealing a new type of web search ranking: BrowseRank: Letting Web Users Vote for Page Importance. This was a paper for the SIGIR (Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval) conference, which took place in Singapore this week. In a nutshell, this is an attention-based way of ranking pages: the more [...]
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In a previous post, I pointed out a trend in navigation to provide a broad, flat menu of options extending from the top-level category options of a site in a layer of some kind. I called this a Sitemap Menu because they act like mini-sitemaps for that section. In reading an interview Jensen Harris in [...]
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July 31, 2008

July 30, 2008

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July 29, 2008

July 28, 2008

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Jessica Helfand of Design Observer on Iron Man’s user-interfaces as part of the dramatis personae: “...in Iron Man, vision becomes reality through the subtlest of physical gestures: interfaces swirl and lights flash, keyboards are projected into the air, and two-dimensional ideas are instantaneously rendered as three and even four-dimensional realities. Such brilliant optical trickery is made [...]
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