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Bridging the gap in big data silos

In this Radar Podcast episode, I sit down with John Carnahan, executive vice president of data science at Ticketmaster. At our recent Strata + Hadoop World Conference in San Jose, CA, Carnahan presented a session on using data science and …

Pandora’s box model

This post is part of my personal notes about the benefits currently specified in Shadow DOM, but contentious and held up in committee. We’ll work it out in standards, I’m sure — but given the number of things Shadow DOM …

Designing for technological context

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt by Matt Nish-Lapidus from our recent book Designing for Emerging Technologies, a collection of works by several authors and edited by Jon Follett. This excerpt is included in our curated collection of chapters from …

Four short links: 5 March 2015

The Web’s Grain (Frank Chimero) — What would happen if we stopped treating the web like a blank canvas to paint on, and instead like a material to build with? Bruce Sterling on Convergence of Humans and Machines — I …

How CI removes the pain

I’ve given a continuous delivery workshop a few times with ThoughtWorks Chief Scientist Martin Fowler, who tells an interesting story about continuous integration, from the first software project he ever saw. When Martin was a teenager, his father had a …

Empathy is a state of mind, not a specific technique

Editor’s note: this post was originally published on the author’s blog, Exploring the world beyond mobile; this lightly edited version is republished here with permission. If I’m ever asked what’s most important in UX design, I always reply “empathy.” It’s …

Four short links: 4 March 2015

Microservices in Go — tale of rewriting a Ruby monolith as Go microservices. Interesting, though being delivered at Gophercon India suggests the ending is probably not unhappy. Watch & Wear (John Cross Neumann) — Android watch as predictor of the …

7 user research myths and mistakes

I can’t tell you how often I hear things from engineers like, “Oh, we don’t have to do user testing. We’ve got metrics.” Of course, you can almost forgive them when the designers are busy saying things like, “Why would …

Year Zero: Our life timelines begin

Editor’s note: this post originally appeared on the author’s blog, Solve for Interesting. This lightly edited version is reprinted here with permission. In 10 years, every human connected to the Internet will have a timeline. It will contain everything we’ve …

Four short links: 3 March 2015

You Guys Realize the Apple Watch is Going to Flop, Right? — leaving aside the “guys” assumption of its readers, you can take this either as a list of the challenges Apple will inevitably overcome or bypass when they release …

What experts do: Curse of the intermediate

We all know the Curse of Expertise — that thing that makes most experts awful at imagining what it’s like to be a novice. The Curse of Expertise makes tech editors weep and readers seethe. “Where’s the empathy?!” we say, …

Four short links: 2 March 2015

User Onboarding Teardowns — the UX of new users. (via Andy Baio) Microsoft’s Productivity Vision — always-on thinged-up Internet everywhere, with predictions and magic by the dozen. Machine Learning Done Wrong — When dealing with small amounts of data, it’s …

Experience Design Links and Fodder: February 27, 2015

Each week our design editors curate the most notable, interesting, and important material they come across. Below you’ll find their recent selections. You can get these and more in our weekly design newsletter. Tweet of the week Dear #UX designers …

Four short links: 27 February 2015

#NoEstimates — Allspaw also points out that the yearning to break the bonds of estimation is nothing new?—?he’s fond of quoting a passage from The Unwritten Laws of Engineering, a 1944 manual which says that engineers “habitually try to dodge …

Startup Showcase winners reflect the data industry’s maturity

At Strata + Hadoop World 2015 in San Jose last week, we ran an event for data-driven startups. This is the fourth year for the Startup Showcase, and it’s become a fixture of the conference. One of our early winners, …

How to build up to good CSS

A long time ago (circa 1999) a creative director tried very hard to convince me how great working in print design was compared to web design. One afternoon before a big event for a Fortune 100 company, she showed me …

Topic models: Past, present, and future

I don’t remember when I first came across topic models, but I do remember being an early proponent of them in industry. I came to appreciate how useful they were for exploring and navigating large amounts of unstructured text, and …

Four short links: 26 February 2015

awesomplete — MIT-licensed ultra lightweight, usable, beautiful autocomplete with zero dependencies in Javascript. How to Seize the Opportunities when Megatrends Collide — excuse the cheesy title, the chart from PwC showing pairwise combination of trends, is interesting. Adopting Microservices at …

Design to reflect human values

Editor’s note: Martin Charlier will present a session, Prototyping User Experiences for Connected Products, at the O’Reilly Solid Conference, June 23 to 25, 2015, in San Francisco. For more on the program and information on registration, visit the Solid website. …

Architecting interactive environments

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt by Erin Rae Hoffer from our recent book Designing for Emerging Technologies, a collection of works by several authors and edited by Jon Follett. This excerpt is included in our curated collection of chapters …

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