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  • Missing Britpop | O Danny Boy
    mainstream pop There s nothing wrong with either of those of course but it has been a long time since I have heard a new alternative movement that arose like the British bands of 1992 1999 I miss them And lest you think I m just an old fart complaining about how the music of today is not as good as it used to be there are signs of hope like distant stars out there coming from the edges where the best alternative music almost always comes from Arcade Fire from Montreal The Weakerthans from Winnipeg Bishop Allen The Fratellis Arctic Monkeys Bands that should collectively be dominating the alternative airways But there is no movement no banner to wrap around them no overall marketing No catchy name So they live in the shadow of older musical movements the same way the great bands of the late 1980s like The Pixies lived in the shadow of New Wave I m hopeful that if my theory is true and this period is much like the late 1980s our early 1990s are right around the corner musically The 20teens with another Nirvana or Blur just waiting to break through In the meantime I m blowing the dust off my Britpop albums and playing them without shame They ve aged better than one would think Pulp s Different Class is still one for the ages Elastica s self titled debut still throbs with sex and snarl Blur s Parklife might be the Sgt Pepper s of the 1990s And yes even dear squabbling unibrowed Oasis is better than you remember Be Here Now is a hell of an album and if you wouldn t sing along with She s Electric in an Irish pub well you re no friend of mine 3 November 2007 Dan Post navigation Presentation Gaming the Web Using the Structure of Games to Design Better Web Apps An Interaction Designer s Thanksgiving 2 thoughts on Missing Britpop Mia says 15 November 2007 at 9 57 am Well the Spice Girls the female contribution to the Britpop era have managed to get back together for a last world tour Any consolation Dan Reply Dave says 16 January 2008 at 5 05 pm Hi Dan what a thoroughly depressing argument I think this is the nub of it there are signs of hope like distant stars out there coming from the edges where the best alternative music almost always comes from but there is no movement no banner to wrap around them no overall marketing You can t be suggesting that music only becomes truly great and important if it s part of a big marketing push and comes in a convenient wrapper I agree it might be true that certain bands only become popular when they re part of a marketing juggernaut with a catchy banner But as you suggest some of the best bands around are still working away at the edges making truly astonishing music Who cares if

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  • CDs are Now Old Skool | O Danny Boy
    are now old skool 18 July 2005 Dan Post navigation A Stranger in My Own City Come Back Raymond Loewy All is Forgiven 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

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  • Albums for Driving Long Distances | O Danny Boy
    common few slow songs many songs that are easy to sing along to enough variety so as to not make you zone out no more than one so so song on the album that you would have to skip through or endure not overly complex no Kid A for example and a driving beat So without further ado some albums that have saved me from serious Route 80 insanity Green Day American Idiot The best album of 2004 is also a great album to drive to Relentlessly melodic Dare I say it but this might be the best album of the decade thus far And I m no Green Day fan Several listens this trip Guided By Voices Do The Collapse I tried listening to any number of GBV albums but this is the one that stuck Maybe because it was produced by The Cars Ric Ocasek Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Hearts of Oak Best drum solo EVER on Ballad of the Sin Eater Arcade Fire Funeral I m not sure how this album works but it does The Killers Hot Fuss Jam packed with great songs The Pixies Doolittle Needs no explanation The Weaker Thans Reconstruction Site Great lyrics punchy melodies Honorable Mentions U2 War Wilco Summerteeth The Wonder Stuff Never Loved Elvis Weezer Blue Album Radiohead The Bends R E M Monster PJ Harvey Stories from the City Stories from the Sea Oasis Don t Believe The Truth Garbage Bleed Like Me Elastica The Radio One Sessions ccc Revolved Brendan Benson Lapalco and Ben Folds Rockin the Suburbs I suppose depending on what mood you are in and when and where you are any album could be a good driving album Your mileage may vary 30 June 2005 Dan Post navigation Missburgh A Stranger in My Own

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  • Summer Speaking Engagements
    hit in Chicago last month and is being slightly revised for this outing August brings out Adaptive Path s annual UX Week which I am really looking forward to this year Again use my code of FODS and get 15 off My colleague Sarah Nelson has put together a slam bang four day program including my own keynote New Sources of Inspiration for Interaction Design But there are also a ton of other awesome speakers I m looking forward to like Bill DeRouchey Leisa Reichelt Deborah Adler and Katrina Alcorn Hey that s a lot of women speakers Yes Half the speakers are gasp women In September come watch me do my gadfly schtick at Design Research Conference formerly About With For on the topic How to Lie with Design Research Hope to see you at one or more of these Originally posted at Monday May 14 2007 Comments 0 Trackback 0 Previous Entry Meaningful Objects In considering the characteristics of good interaction design for my book meaningful was one trait I have frequently thought I overlooked But I m not sure designers can really make anything meaningful to anyone Objects only become meaningful through use and context 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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  • New Book: Designing Gestural Interfaces
    there has been little written about these new interfaces which will only grow in number and variety over the next few years Designing Gestural Interfaces will examine current patterns and trends in this new area discussing emerging patterns of use a taxonomy of human gestures how to design and document interactive gestures an overview of the technologies surrounding touchscreens and interactive environments communicating to users how to use these new systems and ways to prototype gestural interfaces Read more about the book and follow my progress on its site Eventually there will be excerpts movies and other images there from the book Originally posted at Thursday November 29 2007 Comments 0 Trackback 0 Previous Entry An Interaction Designer s Thanksgiving It s American Thanksgiving today and interaction designers have much to be thankful for Recent Entries This RSS Feed Has Changed Five Things I m Thinking About How to Program a Conference Why I ll Never Write Fiction Again 50 Before 50 Thoughts on my 40 Before 40 List Designing Devices Albums of the Year 2009 Top 25 Albums of The Decade 2000 2009 Designing for Interaction 2 Archives September 2010 August 2010 June 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 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 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 May 2005 April 2005 March

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  • An Interaction Designer's Thanksgiving
    to improve the tools we use to create our products Thank you Intel and AMD for constantly applying Moore s Law to make microprocessors faster The future of interaction design rests on you Thank you IxDA for creating a home for people who do what we do Thank you to the developers and the visual and industrial designers who make our work the best it can be We can t do it without you And thanks for other designers who inspire and delight me with your work and ideas Thanks too for the clients who fund and fuel our work and who bring their expertise to bear As Tibor Kalman noted the best clients are those who are smarter than you And of course thank you to the users those who live with our products every day and suffer through our faults and failings as human designers May they and us all have a wonderful day of Thanksgiving Originally posted at Thursday November 22 2007 Comments 3 Trackback 0 Previous Entry Missing Britpop I m blowing the dust off my Britpop albums and playing them without shame They ve aged better than one would think Recent Entries This RSS Feed Has Changed Five Things I m Thinking About How to Program a Conference Why I ll Never Write Fiction Again 50 Before 50 Thoughts on my 40 Before 40 List Designing Devices Albums of the Year 2009 Top 25 Albums of The Decade 2000 2009 Designing for Interaction 2 Archives September 2010 August 2010 June 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007

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  • Missing Britpop
    lest you think I m just an old fart complaining about how the music of today is not as good as it used to be there are signs of hope like distant stars out there coming from the edges where the best alternative music almost always comes from Arcade Fire from Montreal The Weakerthans from Winnipeg Bishop Allen The Fratellis Arctic Monkeys Bands that should collectively be dominating the alternative airways But there is no movement no banner to wrap around them no overall marketing No catchy name So they live in the shadow of older musical movements the same way the great bands of the late 1980s like The Pixies lived in the shadow of New Wave I m hopeful that if my theory is true and this period is much like the late 1980s our early 1990s are right around the corner musically The 20teens with another Nirvana or Blur just waiting to break through In the meantime I m blowing the dust off my Britpop albums and playing them without shame They ve aged better than one would think Pulp s Different Class is still one for the ages Elastica s self titled debut still throbs with sex and snarl Blur s Parklife might be the Sgt Pepper s of the 1990s And yes even dear squabbling unibrowed Oasis is better than you remember Be Here Now is a hell of an album and if you wouldn t sing along with She s Electric in an Irish pub well you re no friend of mine Originally posted at Saturday November 3 2007 Comments 2 Trackback 0 Previous Entry Presentation Gaming the Web Using the Structure of Games to Design Better Web Apps Given yesterday at Voices That Matter 2007 It s not really web centric it applies

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  • Presentation: Gaming the Web: Using the Structure of Games to Design Better Web Apps
    do the same way architects are known we will lag behind We can t design Recent Entries This RSS Feed Has Changed Five Things I m Thinking About How to Program a Conference Why I ll Never Write Fiction Again 50 Before 50 Thoughts on my 40 Before 40 List Designing Devices Albums of the Year 2009 Top 25 Albums of The Decade 2000 2009 Designing for Interaction 2 Archives September 2010 August 2010 June 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 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 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 May 2005 April 2005 March 2005 February 2005 January 2005 December 2004 November 2004 October 2004 September 2004 August 2004 July 2004 June 2004

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