Web 2.0 Fail – Using New Tools in Old Ways

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes I am often struck by the fact that so many people who claim to be using the latest, coolest, Web 2.0 (and 3.0, whatever that is) tools are not actually doing anything new. They are merely using a new tool … Continue reading

Are students LESS tech savvy than they were 5 years ago?

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes I am teaching a first year communications course for engineers. Most of the students seem to be making some real progress. As always, a few need very little guidance from me and others won’t listen to what I say no … Continue reading

Fail: How NOT to do user experience design (II)

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes Perhaps I should be more forgiving of people who really don’t know how to use “technology” yet. I try very hard to do that – when it is someone like my mother who’s never really had any need or use … Continue reading

Fail: How NOT to do user experience design (I)

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I don’t know about you, but I’m getting really weary of dopey interface design decisions on the web. I’ve got 30 years in CS – I have a pretty good idea about what’s possible, what’s easy, and what’s hard. DO … Continue reading