Agile, Lean UX — What’s New is Old

I’ve been interested in recent twitters, posts, and presentations about the emerging and changing role of user experience.    Yet we’ve seen some resistance to the new terms or methodologies.  I’d like to suggest the current transition in the UX field is similar to revolutions in scientific fields.  Science historian Thomas Kuhn would say we’re in a period of crisis or revolution.…

How Google Instant Got My Homepage Back

I’ve been using web browsers since Mosaic and Netscape Navigator.  In my entire web browsing history, I think I’ve set my browser home page a total of 3 times.  Google Instant has made me switch again… What do you have as your browser homepage?  What’s the first thing you see when you open your browser…

More Facebook Visualizations in the Wild

I knew that drawing visualizations of your Facebook friends network was fun, but I didn’t know it could get you published! This Facebook network visualization was published in the Journal of Social Structure Visualization Symposium.  As the author states, this visualization has some nice features: The angle of each wing is proportionate to its share…

ICWSM Keynote: Jon Kleinberg – Meme-tracking, Diffusion, and the Flow of Online Information

Intersection of news media, technology, and the political process.  Modern SM technology is a disruptive technology, similar to radio/TV in the 20th century.  How does information transmitted broadly by the media interact with the personal influence arising from social networks? SM erases difference between global and local influence, making more of a continuum.  Speed of…

ICWSM Session 5: Panel Discussion – System Design and Community Culture

System Design and Community Culture The role of rules and algorithms in shaping human behavior Panelists: Lukas Biewald, Dolores Labs Rashimi Sinha, Slideshare Cameron Marlow, Facebook Dolores Labs – Making Crowds Efficient and Reliable.  They pay people to perform tasks, aka Amazon Mechanical Turk. Slideshare – Focus on social design.  Presentations are fundamentally social –…