Should UX designers advise on revenue models?

Following up on “The Affordable Content Ecosystem.” There are huge opportunities for macro-design that should not be let go without a fight. Essentially, Jaron Lanier’s argument leads to the consideration that our “free web” has become a “free market web” that works for big guys, the content providers, but not for little guys, the artists . . . → Read More: Should UX designers advise on revenue models?

Designing an affordable content ecosystem

Jaron Lanier speaks up in the (now free Opinion section of the) NY Times about the problematic evolution of free content on the Web. Ten years ago, we all envisioned a brave new world that would open up opportunities for creative people to originate and innovate their work for a fair price. I thought this . . . → Read More: Designing an affordable content ecosystem

How does social networking carry over to organizational behavior?

GK Van Patter recently asked the question:

What is the impact of consciously or unconsciously importing on-line interaction dynamics into organizational cultures?

Is that importation inevitable? How is that importation impacting organizational cultures today?

What do you think? Good question? Where do we start?

Online interaction dynamics might refer to styles of work and time . . . → Read More: How does social networking carry over to organizational behavior?

On Seeing Design as Redesign

Peers in design practice understand the name “Redesign Research,” and get it. At least I think they do. Clients get it as well. And a slogan since 2001 that “All Design is Redesign.” I have found few other designers willing to join me on this – perhaps people think its a marketing slogan, but it . . . → Read More: On Seeing Design as Redesign