July 2nd

Great to meet Chris, Mike and Rachel, and of course Jackie (but we know each other already, from Lancaster). I certainly found the conversation got my grey matter working, which I always enjoy.

Couple of sites to look at…

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/  - written by Joel Spolsky, which I really like. Great writing style (well, it would be he wrote an essay on that too) and some very interesting ideas.

http://www.ted.com/   – If you’ve not seen the TED talks, there are some great design related ones. Jackie, if you can tear yourself away from the cooking and homely arts this will be a great distraction – assuming you’ve not devoured them all already.

If you look at http://www.ted.com/index.php/profiles/view/id/60092 you’ll see my profile there with some of my favourite talks – no desperately design related, but what the heck.

Yes, I remember, I somehow accidentally volunteered to talk about designing for older people. I can also talk about personas (till the cows come home). I’m giving a one day tutorial on personas at HCI 2008 in Liverpool again this year (did it last year) so do tell everyone and I’ll be your friend forever. I’m also putting together a half day session for executives called “Design Matters”. I’d love to run this by a test audience, so before you get sick of the sound of my voice I’d love to try this out on you and get your views. Very much focussed on helping execs understand why design is important.

Looking forward to next month, see you then.

–Pete

2 Responses to “July 2nd”

  1. Avatar of Chris Collingridge
    Chris Collingridge 03/07/2008 at 12:03 #

    Great to meet the new folks too – glad you enjoyed it despite our venue re-arrangement.

    Thanks for the links – I will try to take the time to look them up.

    The link to Jensen Harris’s presentation on the development of Office 2007, and their attempts to reduce complexity is here:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/jensenh/archive/2008/03/12/the-story-of-the-ribbon.aspx

    Hope you enjoy it, and see you soon.

  2. Avatar of Rachel
    Rachel 08/07/2008 at 13:20 #

    Great to see some new faces , and thanks for your swift additions to the blog. Keep ‘em coming.

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