Microblogging Goes Opensource

If you’ve noticed the right hand column of my site recently you know that sometime around the 4th of July I began tweeting on Twitter. Though I long eschewed it and still find it can be a time-sink, I’m beginning to see a place for microblogging: keeping...

Lost and Found

Danc, a “game designer, pixel artist, painter, tools designer, product manager and marketing guy… deep in the forests of the North West” blogs as Lost Garden. His writing and graphics are exceptionally clear, and I’m finding the site very...

Google Lively Goes Live

I’m getting my first look at Google Lively tonight, the 3D virtual world/avatar chat environment they began anonymously testing on incoming students at Arizona State University last summer. My first impression: Second Life doesn’t have anything to worry...

Wii for the Visually Impaired

Designing software that could be used by people with differing abilities was a big part of building software for Pearson Education. Working there taught me a lot about Universal Design for Learning and making products accessible, so it’s refreshing to see this...