All you do is be mindful of when the team repeats design desires. This could be several members of the team say the same thing in a slightly different way, or that you keep circling around and around a problem but struggle to articulate it. By being mindful at all times to this a team can quickly pull together principles that are derived from doing the work on their particular problem rather than principles which are imposed on the work. An important difference.
Did you know that Abby Covert’s book is available online in its gloriously hyperlinked entirety?
Smart thinking from Alex on how browsers could better indicate that a website is a progressive web app (and would therefore benefit from being added to the home screen). Ambient badging, he calls it.
Wouldn’t it be great if there were a button in the URL bar that appeared whenever you landed on a PWA that you could always tap to save it to your homescreen? A button that showed up in the top-level UI only when on a PWA? Something that didn’t require digging through menus and guessing about “is this thing going to work well when launched from the homescreen?”
This sounds genuinely good—Alvin and the Chipmunks slowed down to reveal their true ’90s post-punk goth-grunge nature.
An epic tale of data recovery.
Of course Jason Scott was involved.
Timoni tackles the tricky topic of teaching taps.
Discoverability can be hard, but that shouldn’t stop us trying out new interactions.
The latest Clearleft product will be like having an intensive set of discovery, collaboration, and exploration workshops in a box. Perfect for startups and other small businesses short on time or budget.
It starts in Spring but you can register your interest now.
The guys at Cover Up are great: they make accessories for tablets and e-readers, so they have lots of those devices. They’ve made them all available for web developers to test on. Like I said: they’re great!
I think there might be some subliminal messages hidden in these album covers.
Magazine covers created by Tom Southwell for background scenes in Blade Runner.
A lovely piece of mainstream news reporting on Galaxy Zoo and the other Zooniverse projects, and the broader role of Citizen Science.
A cover version of a cover version: Salter Cane do This Mortal Coil doing Tim Buckley. All in one take.
Cute covers for Macbooks to give them that bookish look.
A great explanation of how open technologies like microformats and OpenID enable greater discovery of data.
In the future, all great scientific discoveries will be conveyed in 140 characters.
Prompted by my post on adventure games, Relly sent me this link to a wonderfully archaic series of books from 1983.
The guys from Viddler have put together a little site dedicated to video coverage from South by Southwest.
Create your own O'Reilly book cover. Maybe you have to be a geek to find this amusing. I find this amusing.