All posts from
May 2005

Business & Design

“As the number of designers interested in owning a seat at the corporate decision-making ‘table’ grows, the number of business strategies advocating design solutions expands as well. Designers keep asking: ‘How can we convince business owners that investments in design processes are money well spent?’
Simultaneously, a number of business publications (most notably Fast Company) are telling corporate decision makers that ‘design matters’. It’s useful for both sides to view the discussion from each other’s perspective.” (Luke WroblewskiFunctioning Form)

Blogs & Wikis: Technologies for Enterprise Applications?

“Blogs and wikis are flexible practices and technologies that are increasingly being used within companies and organizations to ease the creation and dissemination of information, as well as making it easier for companies to communicate effectively with customers, partners, and the public. This article discusses some of the salient features of blogs and wikis, and give examples of companies who already have implemented one or more of these systems.” (Lauren WoodGilbane Report)

Human Technology

An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments – “Human Technology presents innovative, peer-reviewed articles that explore the issues and challenges surrounding the human role in all areas of our ICT-infused societies. The journal seeks to draw research from multiple scientific disciplines with an eye toward how applied technology can affect human existence or how it can, for instance, foster personal development and enhance research and development in industry, education, communication and other fields.” (Agora CenterUniversity of Jyväskylä) – courtesy of usabilitynews

The Culture of Mobility

“(…) a place where everyone can come to share their thoughts and make some sense of an increasingly mobile society. It aims to address the notion of mobility in the context of everyday life, calling on the experience of pioneers in various industries, and evaluating the past, present and future of connectivity.” (

Enterprise Content Management in Context

“I created this graphic to give everyone a starting point, a point of common understanding. The graphic depicts how enterprise information architecture (EIA) relates to enterprise content management (ECM). I originally envisioned the two things as being part of the same overall process, but I came to a realization that they are better understood as two separate activities.” (James Melzer) – courtesy of bloug