Design is a differentiator :-)!
volunteer to put 10 coins on a list of post having features of a cell phone.
– data collection
– intrepretation visualization – visual maps, tag clouds,
Not only about ‘interface’ or just ‘interface’! also about the process
UI is the software! (users see only the tip of the software)
Users are distracted (users are infor overloaded)
Users are empowered (user generated content)
Requirements document is dead! (problem- it has to be interactive. paradigm shift. don’t spend too much time, iterate a lot, have a small doc, experience says it doesn’t work, cutting edge web products)
Death, taxes and Design changes – have to live with design changes. you have to live with this. Hire people who will live with changes and learn new tech faster
BYOM (Bring your own money) – only then you will better a money else series of backward moments. VC approach will not work. There will be lot of compromises. Effort will go away but its good
K.I.S.S – Keep it short and simple
Early stage health check ups (usability) – prevention and cure. Start early. Do usability testing. Get people and see design teams and programmers to see hands on.
Designers + Engineers
welcome the Devil’s advocate
Expect the unexpected – servers, moore’s law need to build confidence and reliability
execution is what matters
idea is only a multiplier 🙂