In my many ramblings through the wwweb, especially through various blogs and k-logs, I came upon this little gem – Drawing clear lines between information systems. When you read through it you may think, “Well, that’s obvious!” I thought the same thing as I read through it. Then I thought, “Well, if it is so […]
http://www.nngroup.com/reports/prototyping/ Paper Prototyping: How-To Training Video from Nielsen Norman Group. I’ve not seen the DVD, but I’m sure it lives up to the high standards .NN/g adheres to on everything else they do. Basically, it shows techniques for, as the title states, Paper Prototyping. I can’t attest to the techniques they espouse, but the basic […]
A thorough analysis of Diffusion of Innovation Theory. Nearly all of the links on the page, though, are dead.
The tangent in my last post aside, what really struck me about the use of the descriptor “savant” in Quicksilver is that it doesn’t seem to be used today to describe “a learned person” or “scholar.” I wonder why not? Do we have better words to describe them? The term “academic” is used quite a […]
Reading Quicksilver, I’m struck by how often the term savant is used, in a completely non-pejorative way, to describe the great Natural Philosophers of the time (such as Newton, Leibniz, Hooke, etc). The only way I’ve ever heard the term was in conjunction with the word “idiot,” as in “Idiot-Savant,” used most often in the […]
It’s all good and well to say that changing a process from an “analog” one to a “digital” one to take advantage of IT will improve productivity, reduce costs, etc., but does it really? Check out this article, Do Productivity Increases Generate Economic Gains? from Jakob Nielsen‘ Alertbox.
As I was putting together a business case to focus on making better use of the IT assets we currently own instead of buying/developing more, I received an e-mail notification for Time to Make Tech Work (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox). Perfect timing. Though the article is full of good ideas, three of them stand out for […]
Sitting here studying some statistics – I’m sorry, “quantitative analysis” – listening to and watching a Joe Satriani DVD: Live in San Francisco (2001). I love listening to his music, and enjoy watching him and his band play even more. Part of my fascination, especially as an amateur piano player, is watching the ease with […]
Going through a bunch of stuff about Knowledge Management, one of the most common things you come across is the various definitions of things like data, information, knowledge, wisdom, etc. etc. Every now and then, you will come across a discussion of noise, but following my recent thoughts on PowerPoint I don’t think noise is […]
There are many ways to look at the differences between analog and digital. The way music CD are produced provides a useful analogy to use when looking at analog vs. digital uses of corporate information technology. There are three acronyms printed on CD cases to indicate how the music was recorded, mastered and stored: (definitions […]