Thursday, March 13, 2008

Innovation Without Permission

"The innovation-without-permission model also is being driven, said Rene, by the 'millennials' in the workforce. These twenty- and early-thirtysomethings have grown up with the tools to set up their own networks, write their own blogs, create their own widgets, etc. They've never had to ask for permission to do any of these things, and certainly don't want to now that they're in the workplace (especially when they may very well know more about Web 2.0 technology than many of the IT staffers).

'You can allow people to innovate within a certain framework--a domain of innovation--or you can take the other approach--let it appear no matter what it affects or does, and decide which will make it and which will not,' Rene told me."
Up for Discussion - Innovation Without Permission

The Best Tools for Visualization

"Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data. When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data. Here are some of the best..."

The Best Tools for Visualization - ReadWriteWeb

Future apps for the iPhone and the possibilites that come with it

This post looks at the possibilities that come with new technologies such as the iPhone, how it can change our behaviour and the way we live our lives.
"With the new iPhone SDK, it's just a matter of time before we see a wave of new applications. We expect a lot of popular web 2.0 apps to offer an iPhone version. Native Twitter, Facebook and Flickr clients for iPhone will run faster than their in-browser versions and will take advantage of the impressive Apple UI libraries.

But there is an entirely new breed of applications also coming to iPhone. These apps simply would not be possible without a device like iPhone. The major theme of this new wave of apps will be blending of the physical and digital worlds, using iPhone as the bridge... "
12 Future Apps For Your iPhone - ReadWriteWeb

User Interfaces Rapidly Adjusting to Information Overload

Check-out the experimental interfaces on the following page.
People who in the next few years solve big problems in Information Overload are going to be very important, and some of them are going to be UI and UX (user experience) designers.

User Interfaces Rapidly Adjusting to Information Overload

Friday, March 07, 2008

Killer Apple Soundtrack :)

This is just plain fun and awesome!
For those of you that love all of the mac system sounds that beep and ping and knock during the day… There’s now a ’soundtrack’ available just for you. It’s called the ‘Apple Soundtrack’ and it was put together in GarageBand by Mike Solomon over at the cleverest. Watch the video below, or download the GarageBand zip or mp4 files to play with or throw onto your system/iPod/iPhone… Enjoy!
Hit play and enjoy :)