Monthly Archives: February 2012

Visuals Speak to Me – Quite Loudly as it Turns Out

I am a very visual person, although I have more of an ability to recall those things I’ve seen rather than being very good at creating visuals. This week my cup overfloweth with colleagues and students pointing me to some … Continue reading

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Walter’s Laws

While creating and developing ALL-IN-1, I wrote down my first law of software development – “Any product not used by its developers ain’t worth squat.” In building our system, we depended on ALL-IN-1 to coordinate the work among the developers. … Continue reading

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Organizations Don’t Tweet, People Do – Euan Semple

Once you figure out how to dip your “knowledge net” into the stream of search engines, blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, the world just shows up at your doorstep (oops, I mean browser window).  Well, sort of.  It helps a … Continue reading

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Is the university experience wasted on the young?

Every now and again, the universe conspires to free up some time to do some face to face learning with terrific resources in the academic world.  After a whirlwind set of face to face meetings with professors at UW Seattle … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Content with Context, Knowledge Management, Learning, organizing, Relationship Capital, social networking, University, User Experience, Working in teams | 4 Comments

A Funny Thing Happened in the Tasting Room

In my continuing pursuit to keep my “butt in the seat” and pursue the writing life, I endeavor to take insightful moments and capture them by “writing myself into existence.” Something wonderful happened working in the Archery Summit tasting room … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Taste of Wine – Shape Tasting

A couple of years ago, my wife and I attended a wine blending seminar put on by one of our favorite winemakers, Anna Matzinger of Archery Summit Estates. As Anna was describing the art of wine blending, she commented: “As … Continue reading

Posted in Human Centered Design, Travel, User Experience, Visual pattern Language, Wine | 6 Comments