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  • The Apple iWatch (at asktog.com)

    February 6, 2013

    The iWatch will fill a gaping hole in the Apple ecosystem. It will facilitate and coordinate not only the activities of all the other computers and devices we use, but a wide array of devices to come.

    Teenage Usability: Designing Teen-Targeted Websites

    February 4, 2013

    Teens are (over)confident in their web abilities, but they perform worse than adults. Lower reading levels, impatience, and undeveloped research skills reduce teens’ task success and require simple, relatable sites.

    Complexity is Good, Simplicity Overrated (at jnd.org)

    January 27, 2013

    Misc Magazine asked if I would contribute an essay on "simplicity." "No," I responded, "but I'll write on complexity. So here it is. (Readers of my book "Living with Complexity" will find this familiar.)

    Gadgets? Who, me? (at jnd.org)

    January 27, 2013

    Misc Magazine liked my essay on "complexity," so they asked me to write on gadgets. What? To my great surprise, I complied.

    Great Design Always Means Great Style (at jnd.org)

    January 27, 2013

    Style refers to the way of doing something and although we usually use it in the positive sense, the word itself is neutral, referring only to the manner by which something is done. Style can be coarse and ugly, brutish and dangerous. The best styles, including both those we respect and prefer and those we detest, are true and honest, consistent and coherent.

    10 Best Intranets of 2013

    January 6, 2013

    Winners of the Intranet Design Annual competition for 2013, with summaries of key intranet design trends. The number of people on intranet teams grew substantially compared to earlier years.

    Intranet Users Stuck at Low Productivity

    December 3, 2012

    Although intranet design is improving, it hasn't kept pace with increased complexity in enterprise requirements, so measured usability is down slightly.

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