What we talked about May 6-17, 2013

Some good stuff this fortnight — videos and presentations for you to watch, announcements and major product updates from Adobe and Google; data visualizations of varying quality; accessibility tools and reports; and a bunch of other cool things.

What we talked about April 15-19, 2013

Pretty diverse week — industrial design, Google Glass, maps, art, reading material, and of course accordions. On the way back from getting coffee, Sergei, Yu, and I were behind a guy for several blocks and Sergei became obsessed with his bag. I got close enough…

What we talked about April 8-12, 2013

As usual I’m behind, so off we go: Seven rules for managing creatives seems designed to be controversial, and 700+ comments on the original post indicate that the author succeeded — though the problematic “Pay them poorly” has been edited to say “Don’t overpay them.”…

What we talked about April 1-5, 2013

I was out of the office at An Event Apart through Wednesday, and not really keeping up with the conversations on chat, so this week’s roundup is a good chance for me to see what everyone else was doing! Nielsen/Norman Group (Jakob Nielsen and Don…

What we talked about March 25-29, 2013

This week was extra quiet on chat, as Diego (who normally works remotely from Montana) was actually in Seattle! So we were all able to talk to each other in person for once. But here’s what we did share online: Simple Models for User Context…

What we watched and talked about March 18-22

Occasionally when we don’t have topics for our standing Monday R&D meetings, we watch some design-related videos instead. This week we watched two, both TED talks: Sugata Mitra on new experiments in self-teaching Ze Frank’s web playroom

What we talked about March 11-15, 2013

Somewhat quiet week around here. Char’s obsession with Bootstrap continues, as does Jason’s with beer, and we all learned about new (to us) CSS length properties. Image: Michael Fajardo

What we talked about March 4-8, 2013

I’m experimenting with doing link roundups weekly rather than monthly, so as to have even more fodder with which to shame the rest of the team for not writing posts that they are not so daunting to compose. Feedback on this format is welcome! This…