After a long weekend of taking my son to the Smithsonian Institute for his 9th birthday, here's a few of the things I missed while I was out:
- Adam Polansky has an article on Boxes and Arrows about "Faceted Feature Analysis", which is basically a way to prioritize feature requirements in a way that takes ego out of the mix.
- A discussion of Charlie Card usability problems at Compete on Usability - as if we don't have enough problems getting people to use mass transit in this country.
- Bokardo has a discussion on why the Netflix site is so good - which I agree with completely. I've been sticking with Netflix for longer than I probably should because a) Blockbuster is evil, and b) I love the Netflix app.
- Jeffrey Veen tells an interesting tale of how design inspiration can come from strange places - like Raiders of the Lost Ark - and why you should sleep with your laptop.