1. Better Design Through Code

    On September 9 I gave a talk at PARC to the ACM's local human-computer interaction group, bringing a developer's perspective to expanding the possibilities of efficient design. The presentation is titled "Better Design Through Code" and available for download below.

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  2. Social Media Trends and Engagement

    Forrester Research released a new report on social media trends among United States adults and youth. I discuss the report's findings with Social Technographics author Charlene Li and how companies can best engage their social media audience

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  3. Offline Web Applications

    Niall discusses Offline Web Applications with Brad Neuberg, author of the Dojo Offline Toolkit. Covers the current state of the industry, what's coming, and trade-offs developers must be aware of when enhancing their web applications with offline access.

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  4. Moo Cards

    Are business cards sexy? Richard Moross of Moo seems to think so, and created a new print company last year in London to transfer our digital bits into tangible mediums of exchange. Moo creates miniature business cards for online communities including photo sharing sites Flickr and Fotolog, social network Bebo, and virtual worlds Second Life, and Habbo. The compact business cards are custom expressions of digital creations, introducing each recipient to new stories pre-essembled in an online universe. My favorite Flickr photos, a Second Life avatar, or my carefully crafted social networking profile already express my identity beyond a...

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  5. Google Phone

    Will Google enter the mobile phone market with a Google branded headset? Mobile enthusiasts and analysts have been clamoring for large content players to become more closely integrated with mobile, and hopefully disrupting the economics of content distribution the same way the Web and advertising has changed daily computing on our PC. Apple entered the handset market with the iPhone after years of research and partnerships ranging from completely new display and interactive interfaces to an entirely new mobile operating system. What we know Google is already on the handsets of millions through their mobile-focused web search and specially formatted...

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