Service

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You may be wondering, dear Graphpaper reader, what has Chris Fahey done with himself in the nearly two years since he posted anything on this rickety old blog? Well, at Behavior, we built a bunch of great websites and products for some great clients and partners. I did a little bit of conference speaking and … Continue reading Service

The Un-Remote

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One of the iPad apps that most people think is inevitable is some kind of remote control for home entertainment systems, but I think the conventional wisdom on this isn’t thinking big enough because we just can’t shake the idea of a “remote controller”. The basic idea is that you’d throw away all your remote … Continue reading The Un-Remote

The Rejection Instinct

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NYT article about Watson Victor Lombardi’s article on same. While I completely agree that generating lots of ideas is what makes great design happen, I also think that great designers, like Watson, do this mass-idea-generation in their heads, and constantly. Sketching, and making multiple prototypes, is actually a very very late stage in this process. … Continue reading The Rejection Instinct

A Book on a Hook

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The search is over. Many have heroically tried. But a decisive winner has emerged. Behold! the most elegant and usable conference badge design ever: This badge is from The Web and Beyond 2010, held in Amsterdam two weeks ago, where I spoke and saw many excellent sessions. Let me explain the mechanics of this great … Continue reading A Book on a Hook

Reading Lolita On Paper

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I just finished reading Lolita; it was my first time reading it, but it was not my first Nabokov novel (having already enjoyed Pale Fire and Ada or Ardor). It was a 1955 American hardback edition, the first year Americans got their hands on the book. I don’t understand why anyone buys new classic books … Continue reading Reading Lolita On Paper