Carl Rustung

“Talking shop”; useful and interesting stories about digital product design and development, or good examples.

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Punkt MP02 First Impressions

Just got a Punkt MP02, but soon realized I should have read more user reviews. Here’s why I bought it, my first impressions and why I’m returning it.

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How the Blog Broke the Web

Amy Hoy writes about how early blog engines grew into CMS-es while keeping their chronological content sorting as standard. This brought a focus on datestamped updates to a whole bunch of people who wanted easy websites, but with no need to stamp their content with a publish date.

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Amateur research librarians

[...] Myspace. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Pinterest, of all things. Today these social publishing tools are beginning to buck reverse chronological sort; they’re introducing algorithm sort, to surface content not by time posted but by popularity, or expected interactions, based on individual and group history. There is even less control than ever before.

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There are no more amateur research librarians.

The Vandalisation of ‘UX’

Everything wrong with “UX”.

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UX vandals

After the goldrush, the definition wars really kicked in — everyone wants to plant their flag in the ground and coin the next big design term; to be the next Don Norman. They start blogging incessantly and throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. All the community blogs follow a pattern of nonsensical reinventions of the wheel: ‘WHAT IS empathetic system design’, ‘WHAT IS person engagement design’, ‘WHAT IS doing and thinking design’ and of course ‘UX is dead’.