Archive for February 2009

Why we need interaction designers, not Photoshop jockeys

This article came up on my linkdar recently: Future Practice Interview: Bill Scott . (I don’t know why its title is so un-explanatory.) The interviewer (Lou Rosenfeld) talks to Bill Scott, who heads up “interface engineering” at Netflix. The $64,491 question Lou asks the driving question of the interview (from my viewpoint, anyway): “What do […]

Your Questions: When do you do UI & Ajaxify?

Have I not answered your question yet? Don’t worry, I plan to get to all of them. I suck at email, but I’m learning the discipline to manage all this stuff. Please bear with! Today’s question is one I get a lot, actually. It’s not quite the same as the UI workflow question I answered […]

Your Questions: Tough-love App Marketing Edition

Jon Trelfa writes in with a nerd dilemma as old as time. Or at least as old as the goddamn “web 2.0″ moniker. I’ve tried the “if you build it, they will come” model and thus far my great-idea has been sitting with zero hits. I’ve done the SEO stuff to increase ranking as well; […]

Your Questions: The right way to program?

Catherine Musinsky wrote in with 3 questions, only one of which I’m going to answer publicly. Catherine, thank you so much for this question. You’ve given me a fabulous gift: the justification to rant! She writes: As a former painter and Rubyologist-wannabe, my tendency is to lay down the sketch first and fill it in […]

Your Questions: Amy’s UI Workflow

Aaand… we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming! Sorry for the delay. I am still working out how to keep my grubby mitts on all the balls I’m trying to juggle at once. It doesn’t help that some of those balls are actually swords, doused in gasoline, and lit on fire. Javier Vázquez from Switzerland […]

Your Questions: Amy’s UI Workflow

Aaand… we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming! Sorry for the delay. I am still working out how to keep my grubby mitts on all the balls I’m trying to juggle at once. It doesn’t help that some of those balls are actually swords, doused in gasoline, and lit on fire. Javier Vázquez from Switzerland […]

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