smörgåsbord choice cuts (v)

So, it’s been a while, no excueses, let’s just get on with it shall we?

Leadership
As a leader in the UX industry, i’m a sucker for some comment on what it takes to be a leader in the UX industry (Kim Goodwin, via Jeroen van Geel)

Advertising
Whilst certain luminaries in the business have a beef about advertising agencies doing digital work, at least we are an industry that can lampoon ourselves quite effectively: Things Real People Don’t Say About Advertising .

– For the record, I’m really glad I didn’t knee jerk respond to Peter’s terribly misinformed piece at the time and that time has given him and others a bit more perspective on the issues he raised.

Memory
Several of us at Dare are thinking a lot about memory (in part thanks to this) and its relevance to experience design. Although this piece only briefly covers memory, it might interest you to reconsider some of the psychology at work in what we do.

Driving
An extraordinarily detailed and comprehensive driving education is being offered (presumably at some considerable cost) by AMG Mercedes. The winter driving at Arjeplog, Sweden looks a particular highlight.

Behavioural Design/Information Visualisation
Some attractive work by the ever-talented Stephanie Posavec and David McCandless to reimagine, in a patient-centred approach the presentation of medical data – particularly cardiology data. I would dearly love to get my mitts on the opportunity to rework a patient information site with these two.

Reading
This week the clever James Hamilton wrote a blog post about his (i’m assuming) current passion Surprise & Serendipity. My interest in this field is heavily tied into a confidential piece of work so I can’t say too much but intend to blog a little on this in the near future, not least to follow up on some tweets I traded with @gilescolborne last year. Anyway, James’ post was concerned with designing for form not function and I commented in relation to myFry. Another literary-style piece of content I saw recently that worked best as an app (rather than companion book) was the Malcolm Tucker app. Albeit it turned out to be somewhat annoying (though read the interview with the development team). The approach was sound mind you.

Might do a few more when I get a moment.

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