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Giving Better Design Feedback
First rule of design feedback: what you’re looking at is not art. It’s not even close. It’s a business tool in the making and should be looked at objectively like any other business tool you work with. The right question is not, “Do I like it?” but “Does this meet our goals?” If it’s blue, don’t ask yourself whether you like blue. Ask yourself if blue is going to help you sell sprockets. Better yet: ask your design team. You just wrote your first feedback question.
design  communication  clients  forsnd 
december 2010 by tysone
Op-Ed Columnist - Riders on the Storm - NYTimes.com
Gentzkow and Shapiro found that the Internet is actually more ideologically integrated than old-fashioned forms of face-to-face association — like meeting people at work, at church or through community groups. You’re more likely to overlap with political opponents online than in your own neighborhood.
internet  sociology  culture  communication  nytimes 
april 2010 by tysone
A real person, a lot like you | Derek Sivers
It's dehumanizing to have thousands of people passing through our computer screens, so we do things we'd never do if they were sitting next to us. It's too overwhelming to remember that at the end of every computer is a real person, a lot like you, whose birthday was last week, who has three best friends but nobody to spoon at night, and is personally affected by what you say.
communication  psa  internet 
march 2010 by tysone
An active silence - Bobulate
“White space is to be regarded as an active element, not a passive background,” wrote Jan Tschichold in 1930. And just as you cannot ignore white space, you cannot ignore silence, as it’s the white space of conversations.
conversation  communication  danzico 
march 2010 by tysone
A Whole Lotta Nothing: Broken feedback loops
Let me be clear this isn't an ownership issue, it's not a frail ego issue, and it's not that I don't love remixing (I do!). My point is when there are half a dozen places someone can hit a like button or mark as a favorite or leave a comment that I have no knowledge of, the feedback loop is broken.
amen  feedback  communication  socialmedia  trends 
february 2010 by tysone
Interesting Letterhead Designs | Letterheady
Letterheady is an online homage to offline correspondence; specifically letters. However, here at Letterheady we don't care about the letter's content. Just its design.
communication  design  typography  inspiration  history 
january 2010 by tysone
A people pattern - Bobulate
"We’re often in a position of asking strangers for things: speaking at our events, advice, customer support, exchange of services, lunch, counsel — the list is long. And the simple fact is: people want to be helpful. But they also demand value in return; some are extraordinarily pressed for time, others quite the opposite. But all want two simple things: to be listened to and to receive value."
etiquette  interaction  communication 
november 2009 by tysone
Abakas: Be Nice
I don't care how good you are at programming, finding bugs, whatever. If you're rude, or if you speak poorly to people who don't understand your... quirks.... you will wind up being shunted to the side.
communication  management  culture  leadership  career  advice 
june 2009 by tysone
Google Wave: What Might Email Look Like If It Were Invented Today? - O'Reilly Radar
A key point here is that Google's relentless focus on reducing the latency of online actions is bringing the online experience closer and closer to our real world experience of face-to-face communication.
o'reilly  google  collaboration  communication  email  innovation 
may 2009 by tysone
About Google Wave
Google Wave is a new model for communication and collaboration on the web, coming later this year.
Here's a preview of just some of the aspects of this new tool.
google  communication  collaboration 
may 2009 by tysone
Snarkmarket: Twitterhacker
If about.com shows you what random dudes think, Wikipedia shows you what nobody in particular thinks, and Google shows you what everybody thinks, Twitter shows you what the people you trust think. You can keep the wisdom of crowds — I’ll take the wisdom of MY crowd.
twitter  ideas  communication  search 
may 2009 by tysone
The size of social networks | Primates on Facebook | The Economist
Thus an average man—one with 120 friends—generally responds to the postings of only seven of those friends by leaving comments on the posting individual’s photos, status messages or “wall”. An average woman is slightly more sociable, responding to ten. When it comes to two-way communication such as e-mails or chats, the average man interacts with only four people and the average woman with six.
culture  statistics  facebook  community  communication  sociology 
march 2009 by tysone
Derek Powazek - Programmers are Tiny Gods
"Like designers, if you give a programmer a problem with parameters, they’ll apply every bit of genius they have to solve it in the best possible way. If you tell them how to do it, you’ll suffer the wrath of an angry God."
strategy  programming  culture  process  communication  team  programmers 
january 2009 by tysone
Great Data Visualization Tells a Great Story | FlowingData
Data can be boring if you don't know what you're looking for or don't know that there's something to look for in the first place.
visualization  data  communication 
october 2008 by tysone
Derek Powazek - 10 Ways Newspapers Can Improve Comments
Here are ten things newspapers could do, right now, to improve the quality of the comments on their sites. (There are lots more, but you know how newspaper editors can’t resist a top ten list.)
newspapers  news_design  communication  comments  moderation 
august 2008 by tysone
Which catchphrases should be "thrown under the bus"? - By Ron Rosenbaum - Slate Magazine
I'm interested in catchphrases because I think a case can be made that our language has become more catchphrase-driven, catchphrase-focused. So much so that catchphrase self-consciousness has become a phenomenon of its own.
communication  culture  language 
june 2008 by tysone
How Is the Internet Changing Literary Style? -- Steamboats Are Ruining Everything
The internet is always saying, "Heyyy." It is always welcoming you to the party; patting you on the back to congratulate you for showing up. It says, You know me, in a collusive tone of voice, and Wanna hear something funny? and Didja see who else is here
brilliant  literature  communication  fiction  writing 
june 2008 by tysone
Rands In Repose: We Travel in Tribes
Twitter is a social network, yes, but it’s a social network without the superpoke scrabtaculous zombie noise and, for that, I’m thankful, because I’ve got work to do.
twitter  communication  community  socialmedia 
may 2008 by tysone
A List Apart: Articles: Community: From Little Things, Big Things Grow
Any community must start slowly, and be nurtured. You cannot “just add community.” It simply must happen gradually. It must be cared for, and hosted; it takes time and people with great communication skills to set the tone and tend the conversation.
business  collaboration  community  communication  flickr 
may 2008 by tysone
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody
The critical technology for the 20th century, the bit of social lubricant without which the wheels would've come off the whole enterprise, I'd say it was the sitcom. And only now are we waking up from that collective bender.
communication  creativity  culture  media  tv  trends  brilliant  statistics  collaboration  community 
april 2008 by tysone
Tips on how to work smarter from Ricardo Semler - (37signals)
Concision is worth the investment. The longer the message, the greater the chance of misinterpretation.
advice  communication  management  productivity 
april 2008 by tysone
The city that never sleeps ... nor stops talking - MIT News Office
The project, called New York Talk Exchange (NYTE), is based around an analysis of telecommunications traffic flowing to and from New York City
art  communication  design  visualization  economics  nyc  mapping 
march 2008 by tysone

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