My colleagues at Eidu wanted to have a big influence on the direction of the company. In collaboration with the CEO, I designed a strategy creation process that (almost) everyone appreciated. A circular process
I was asked to suggest improvements for the product promo page for Artbutler Cloud Websites – a tool for building websites for artists and galleries. My recommendations boiled down to experimenting with CTA's, mixing up the imagery and using a combo of content structures.
Some places are difficult to feel affection for, despite me desperately wanting to fall in love. Chipperfield Kantine is one such place. It's a problem of layout.
My blog suffered from not having an easy way of grouping posts about the same topic. I solved that by build functionality to represent Series'. The blog software did not give me the possibility of giving more valuable posts more focus. Collections are my reply to that challenge. Together they make my blog more fun to play with, and more expressive. What I built to make it better.
When reviewing Drippler I found one "catastrophic" issue and two major problems. Transcript and all problems I found.
Cirka has chosen to forgo the traditional monolithic news article format. Instead, they provide news in small chunks. This enable me to get quickly updated on stories and enable Cirkas editors to reuse content. Self contained units of content.
Many Swedish video on demand services are great successes. They receive millions of visits each day and a ridiculous amount of video is streamed from them. But, they are completely based on video. So, what happens when the episodes can not tell the whole story? The Mello Problem.
One all to common organizing principle is Content Type. It is easy to spot when it has been used by looking for words such as "downloads", "publications", "videos" and "forums" in menus on sites and apps. Sometimes it's a problem, sometimes it's not.
I like making money. But there are much better ways of getting me to do stuff then to pay me. Understand, Prove, Changed minds and more.
I recently found the video The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (1988) by William H. Whyte that I just have to share. The hour long movie is about what makes a successful plaza but I can see clear parallells with how we can create successful digital artefacts. A list that gives me chills!
A digital system should be a place where individuals can have experiences. However, "making space" in digital interfaces require the ability to get a mental image of the software. It requires structure.
Monolithic, Integrated, Platform, Connected, Separate. How system parts connect.
Google as a cohesive whole. Apps as castles in the air, ready to float away at any time. User services that present no interface to the users. Quotes and thoughts.