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February 8, 2013

Google Drive and Revision History

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Since 2005 when I purchased Microsoft Word for my MAC, my software was stolen when I mailed it to NYC. I was naive at the time, so I didn't insure my mail. In any case, I had purchased the CD for $199, and tried getting my license key and that version of software to no avail.

Fast forward to 2013. I had to create a UX Audit template, and miraculously was able to do everything on Google Drive, formerly Google Docs. My favorite feature is the Revision History, which came in handy when I had accidentally ported the wrong spreadsheet into a different file. In any case, I was able to undo several steps.

February 16, 2013

Belated Valentine's Day: Google Doodle

Happy Belated Valentine's Day everyone!

In honor of technology, I just wanted to highlight Google Doodle's 2013 Valentine's Theme interactive piece honoring George Ferris' Birthday. For more about George Ferris, skip to the bottom of the post for references about his works and his process.

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If you click on the heart-shaped button, a couple of lovers appear and the animation of the ferris wheels run, and then a storyboard is displayed of the lovers.

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In this case, an octopus courts a duck, but what is funny about this series of images is that it references the movie, Say Anything. John Cusack's character holds a boombox, and plays Peter Gabriel's song In Your Eyes:

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Here is the url so you can experience the interactive piece. Google's art team covers the design process:
http://www.google.com/doodles/valentines-day-and-george-ferris-154th-birthday

The 9 additional stories, which reference popular culture:
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More about George Ferris here. The second url covers a bit of science education:
http://www.nndb.com/people/389/000159909/

http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/2013/0214/George-Ferris-s-Valentine-s-Day-gift-to-science-teachers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Gale_Ferris,_Jr.

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This is 2012 Valentine's Day Google Doodle (Tony Bennett):

Here are the list of the Top Ten Google Doodles of 2012:
http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/12/12/the-10-most-popular-google-doodles-of-2012/slide/all/

February 27, 2013

UX Resource: Yahoo! Design Pattern Library

Lately, I have found this url very helpful for UX/Interaction Design. If you navigate to this url [http://developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns/], in the right rail at the top, you will see a vertical accordion that expands to reveal categorized patterns. See image below, which is what I pasted together as an index. It is laid out in a 1-column layout.

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