Sep 22, 2010

Social Enterpise Tools bei Sun /Webcast

Zur Swiss Intranet Summit vor einem Jahr durfte ich den Abschlussvortrag halten. Hier nun zusätzlich zu den Slides auch die Audiospur!

Sep 20, 2010

Even Better Xing with Design Hacks

Xing’s recent relaunch introduced a couple of new features and design updates. I definitely appreciate that Xing continues to develop and improve my main networking platform. I would like to share my design hacks to get an even better usability with less clutter and more space for the content – In my example 1/3 more space for the content area.

Xing Design Hacks

Jun 24, 2010

Kars on Transmutation

Kars Alfrink presented at Raum Schiff Erde in February 2010.

His talk on Transmutation is now online.

The talk’s title refers to alchemists’ quest to turn lead into gold, which sometimes feels similar to what we’re trying to do with pervasive games in public urban places.1 To summarize: I start by talking about the fact that games are essentially useless, and that this means applied game design should look for useful results in second order effects. I argue that the contribution of urban games lies primarily in the increased diversity of use of our streets, which is a good thing in itself. I talk about the care designers need to take with the games they deploy, since not everyone is looking to play and we should respect that. Playing games is a voluntary thing by definition. Towards the end I go into different strategies for using games to increase systemic awareness using several games as examples. I wrap up with a look at reward systems we commonly find in games like Foursquare, which now serves as templates for a lot of work in this area. I feel that this leads people away from what game design is about in the first place: creating interesting activities.

Jun 11, 2010

focus groups for innovation

If a focus group of cavemen had to decide on a proposal called wheel...

(via celebrating 10 yrs SirValUse)

Feb 11, 2010

Jan 13, 2010

Ivan Sutherland on Leadership

Ivan talked about leadership at Sun's SEED summit 2006. The remarkable event has been captured on tape and is now online.