Today I attended the Design by Fire conference. For me it was the first time, I heard a lot of good stories from last years edition and always like to see Matt Jones of course. It was a pleasant day with nice people and some good talks. Where especially Matt Jones delivers to my expectations with a great talk on the element of time in good experience design.
During the conference I also did an interesting experiment in taking the notes using Google Wave together with Taco Ekkel. For me it was the real first functional use of Wave, and it surely was promising. And it connects wonderful with the leading theme of the day for me; designing for real-timing experiences.
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I proposed a talk for Reboot this year. It accumulates my feelings on a emerging trend on impulse shaped services. In the period heading to the conference I’ll try to connect findings on this topic from others if I ran into them.
Today it was all over the place; the news of the introduction of Google Wave. It is not possible to try it by yourself unless you’re in the developer mode, but the descriptions are very detailed, for instance the Complete Guide on Mashable. Reading this it seems Google has taken a serious step to embrace and reinvent the real-time impulse based online experience we’re growing in. It is however also a overwhelming approach that will need real smartness to make it usable.
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