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  • 4×4 Meme: More About Me | O Danny Boy
    first moved to new work Very distracting Copywriter TV Guide Magazine 1992 4 Ponch and Jon go hang gliding Repeat Four TV Shows I DVR The Wire The Soup Lost 30 Rock Four places I ve been Sydney Venice Dublin Helsinki Four music artists I m listening to right now The Raveonettes Lust Lust Lust British Sea Power Do You Like Rock Music The Waxwings Low to the Ground The Magnetic Fields Distortion I ll tag four people with blogs to keep it going Jamin Hegemin Brian Oberkirch Matt Jones and Liz Danzico 19 February 2008 Dan Post navigation Conferences I ll Be At Spring 2008 Edition Sneak Preview of Interactive Gestures 3 thoughts on 4 4 Meme More About Me Matt says 20 February 2008 at 6 54 am Curses Reply Matt says 20 February 2008 at 12 22 pm tis done http blackbeltjones vox com library post 4 4 meme more about me html Reply Haven says 26 February 2008 at 1 55 pm 89 to 94 looked like good years for you Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Wordpress Hashcash needs javascript

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  • A Meditation on Fate, Chance, and Luck at Year’s End | O Danny Boy
    has caught a strange illness can attest It can also enhance your life and this is what we call luck Luck is really just a type of chance an event that goes in your favor You can meet someone who offers you a job or becomes a spouse You can find money on the street You can win the lottery Bad luck is just chance really Now there are those who would argue that we make our own luck You have to be prepared to meet a possible spouse You have to buy the lottery ticket to win And I suppose there is some truth to this There s probably two forms of luck too The kind where you ve positioned yourself to receive it and the other kind which theologians call grace Grace is an unexpected undeserved gift You don t have to be prepared to receive it or worthy to receive it you just do Coincidence is a form of luck I think Bumping into the right person at the right time Having someone give you a book you were just thinking of It s a form of good luck I wish you and yours the best of luck in the new year 29 December 2007 Dan Post navigation Best Interaction Design Blogs of 2007 How to Lie with Design Research video 4 thoughts on A Meditation on Fate Chance and Luck at Year s End Ianus Keller says 30 December 2007 at 1 46 pm I m so happy you didn t include serendipity in this meditation Although I think it is a wonderful word it has been used a bit too much lately I used it in the title of one of my publications and in a PhD proposition you know the For Inspiration Only one Serendipity as in accidental discovery is less random then chance Reply Rachel says 30 December 2007 at 2 08 pm Nice entry most of yours are but it seemed appropriate to say thanks and have a happy New Year after reading this one Who knows how forces operate why people or ideas are brought together It s kind of like the function of mystery in a relationship that there always has to be something not fully explained Luck and chance are a bit like that sometimes they can t be fully understood but still appreciated The more we pay attention to things like hackability unintended consequences luck etc the better designers and citizens we ll be Luck is a form of magic and often daily living lacks that magic that makes it interesting BTW Saw the movie Stardust the other day a good cinematic exploration of luck and love Worth a peek if you get a chance Reply Dean Meadows says 19 January 2008 at 3 56 am I was very interested in your comments after arriving at your course BLOG I was surfing for some information on how to to prepare my Thesis for my Msc at Middlesex University

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  • 2007 Review: Work Travel | O Danny Boy
    happened once in 2006 May and when I went anywhere it was for fewer days Good thing I can sleep on red eye flights In both years there was still one ginormous trip Sydney in 2006 Malmo Copenhagen Amsterdam in 2007 The difference was I think a client project in early 2006 that had me on site nearly every week for several months and that bumped up the travel time This past year I did spend time in some cool places The aforementioned Malmo Copenhagen and Amsterdam Vancouver Toronto Austin Helsinki Chicago and Washington D C Next year is already filling up with trips to Japan San Diego Austin Savannah and Washington D C already scheduled and rumors of Copenhagen and Sydney on the horizon I ll see you somewhere 8 December 2007 Dan Post navigation New Book Designing Gestural Interfaces Winter Break 2007 Reading List Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Wordpress Hashcash needs javascript to work but your browser has javascript disabled Your comment will be queued in Akismet Pages Books Articles Presentations Portfolio Blog Press Interviews Contact Search Search Blog Categories Books Design

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  • How to Be Taken Seriously in Blog Comments or Mailing Lists | O Danny Boy
    4 March 2007 Dan Post navigation UX Intensive Judge s Pick Zimmertwins com 5 thoughts on How to Be Taken Seriously in Blog Comments or Mailing Lists pauric says 4 March 2007 at 7 06 pm I agree with everything you re saying but dont get the point of the post Arent you letting an aspect of human nature get underneath your skin and therefor failing an aspect of abstraction that IxD ers need in their toolbox when working on HCI Along the lines of build a foolproof system and they ll build a better fool Complaining on the net is a futile activity Rise above it Reply udanium235 says 4 March 2007 at 9 31 pm It s so gosh darn tempting to submit a comment that violates all these suggestions But seriously good stuff for everyone to keep in mind Thanks Reply Rachel says 5 March 2007 at 9 03 am Re paulric s comments true IxDers need a level of abstraction or professionalism and analytical ability if you prefer in their work but we are human after all and not robots and the tool that makes the best designer empathy leaves us open and vulnerable It s hard to rise above it at times I also don t quite get the point of the post but more from a bemoaning human nature point of view Isn t this stuff really Internet 101 or Human Relationships 101 If people need to learn the lessons you wrote here all valid btw well it s a sad sad day for them and the rest of us Reply Dan says 5 March 2007 at 8 32 pm A sample email from the IxD Mailing List today ironically CRTs are generally more adept at handling color than LCD screens e g brighter

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  • 2006: A Year of Words and Travel | O Danny Boy
    And that doesn t even count the short trips to Mammoth Seattle and San Dimas Next year will probably be just as travel full with trips already scheduled for Helsinki Chicago London Austin Las Vegas Sweden and Washington D C But yes this was a year I wrote a lot Not only did the book come out to mostly good reviews I also wrote a few other things So You Want to Be an Interaction Designer 2006 and Everything You Wanted to Know About Designers But Were Afraid To Ask I ve been interviewed a few times by Liz Danzico for AIGA and BusinessWeek Brian Oberkirch for an Edgework Podcast Dan Brown for some Hot Dan on Dan Action and Jim Leftwich for The WELL s Inkwell Series I spoke at five conferences in three countries I taught four workshops in four different cities I started a new blog project and have contributed quite a bit to Adaptive Path s blog most of my best blogging this year has been done there I d say And oh yeah I worked on seven projects one of which launched here s a case study I helped write about it I read at least three books that changed the way I think about design and designing products and no not this one What Things Do Everyware and The Evolution of Useful Things It s been a busy year and I wouldn t have missed any of it If next year is half as interesting and fun I ll be doing well I hope you and yours have a happy holiday season and a great new year See you in 2007 20 December 2006 Dan Post navigation New Interaction Design Techniques to Try in 2007 Making Better Interaction Design Decisions Leave a Reply Cancel

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  • Review: Everyware
    remarkable view of the near future a near future that we are going to have to help shape I hope we re ready although I know we re not Highly recommended Originally posted at Sunday April 9 2006 Comments 0 Trackback 0 Previous Entry Redesign Reorientation An observed phenomenon when a product or service does a major redesign long time users will freak out But if the design is better than the previous one they will eventually get over it I ve watched it happen with the New York Times redesign I m calling this phenomenon redesign reorientation Recent Entries New Book Designing Gestural Interfaces An Interaction Designer s Thanksgiving Missing Britpop Presentation Gaming the Web Using the Structure of Games to Design Better Web Apps Connecting07 Rethinking Product Design Why We Can t Wait Connecting07 Medical Device Design 10 Things You Need to Know Connecting07 Brand Design and the Brain An Open Letter to the Producers of the new Bionic Woman Review The Reflective Practitioner Part IV Presentations on Slideshare Archives November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006

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  • Review: The Evolution of Useful Things
    are more perfect than any solution found thus far New designs or inventions as Petroski calls them arise out of the crowded past of reality only if they better address the perceived need better than what is currently available often following the correction of failure after failure sometimes for centuries Looking forward is indeed the essence of design but artifacts take their form over the course of long rough and frequently precarious roads Petroksi writes Form at least expected form also follows to an extent fashion Fashion more than function is without question what determins so many of the contemporary forms around us Petroksi claims adding a warning A myopic obsession with fashion can lead to premature extinction if it does not anticipate failure in the broadest sense including the failure to be fashionable tomorrow As a plumber s son and grandson and great grandson I was particularly taken with the chapters on specialized tools which goes into detail about why for instance there are dozens of types of hammers There s also an interesting discussion about the social life of tools how it is more socially advantageous to be able to handle silverware well than it is to wield a hammer well Petroski also notes that design solutions can also give rise to new problems fast food packaging for instance while excellent for solving the immediate problems of making and consuming the food rapidly are a tremendous litter problem Petroski admonishes designers to look beyond immediate use Each artifact introduced into the universe of people and things alters the behavior of both Recommended Originally posted at Wednesday August 30 2006 Comments 1 Trackback 0 Previous Entry UX Week 2006 Mobile Experience Design Notes Anita Wilhem Caterpillar Mobile When we normally think of mobile design we typically think of phones

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  • What I’ve Learned in Four Years of Blogging | O Danny Boy
    administration and the lead up to the war in Iraq That is I had the same opinions as roughly 48 of the US and no substantial difference in my thoughts My posts could have been written by any one of tens of thousands of people There were some posts that I did in a more personal voice like my 9 11 Year Two entry that I felt good about and pointed the way for how I should have been and everyone should be blogging to share things that only the blogger can thoughts information details that are either unique to the blogger or else told in a unique way No One Cares What You Had for Lunch unless you are a food critic The best blogs are those that contain focused information on topics of interest that you won t find elsewhere told in a singular voice And that along with remembering to post semi regularly is what I ve learned Oh and spell check 7 August 2006 Dan Post navigation Notes on Designing for Participation UX Week 2006 JJG Keynote Notes Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name

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