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Aurora: Designing the Mobile Experience


While we were designing Aurora, we thought about how the experience would scale and translate across multiple devices. For the mobile scenarios, we had to design something that would work on a multi-touch enabled mobile...
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Aurora: Writing the Script


Writing the script for Aurora turned out to be a tricky balancing act. We wanted to illustrate the interesting design solutions we had come up with, but we also had to provide enough context to make the solutions meaningful. We needed the movie to...
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Spend more time planning than reviewing


Managers often ask how much time should they spend appraising compared to planning for the...
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Say Goodbye to Done


I found this recent paper published by the Nokia Research Center (via Putting People First) an extremely interesting read. It echoes and builds on some thoughts I’ve been having recently about mobile user experience and interaction design....
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Yahoo’s BOSS Search Mashups


Last month Yahoo! announced BOSS, its Build Your Own Search Service, which "allows developers and companies to create and launch web-scale search products by utilizing the same infrastructure and technology that powers Yahoo! Search." The REST API...
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Local flavor for Google Suggest


Since the launch of Google Suggest last August, you may already be used to the magic feeling of getting real-time suggestions just after typing a few keystrokes — that is, if you're searching on Google.com. But what if you're doing a search on...
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