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  • Ragusa is a small town located in south Sicily in the beautiful Mediterranean sea.
    Seven centuries ago when the most used net was that for fishing, Ragusa had its own knonledge network that enabled it to remain independent for about 500 years despite its small size amid powerful ostile empires.

  • This post was inspired by a recent experience with a couple of people which had little knowledge about digital interfaces and while I was helping them I really tried to watch with their eyes and I saw that what seemed a quite simple interface to me was indeed a huge bite to eat.

  • we want to touchThe idea for this article started when I saw this video showing an application for the iPhone. It’s an application for tracking your weight and BMI. You’re probably thinking it’s an useless application unless you’re a top model or more than 400 pounds. Well I’m surely neither, I just found it Stumbling …

  • During the last year we read more and more discussions about cellphones and how they’ll earn a dominant position in our digital life. The iPhone and the new smart phones are certainly both a confirmation and a push toward that direction.

Learn from the Ragusans

Posted by admin On April - 13 - 2011 1 Comment

Ragusa is a small town located in south Sicily in the beautiful Mediterranean sea.
Seven centuries ago when the most used net was that for fishing, Ragusa had its own knonledge network that enabled it to remain independent for about 500 years despite its small size amid powerful ostile empires.

Posted in: information architecture, Strategy

User interface overload

Posted by admin On January - 18 - 2011 0 Comment

This post was inspired by a recent experience with a couple of people which had little knowledge about digital interfaces and while I was helping them I really tried to watch with their eyes and I saw that what seemed a quite simple interface to me was indeed a huge bite to eat.

Posted in: information architecture, UX

We want to touch

Posted by admin On November - 15 - 2009 0 Comment

we want to touchThe idea for this article started when I saw this video showing an application for the iPhone. It’s an application for tracking your weight and BMI. You’re probably thinking it’s an useless application unless you’re a top model or more than 400 pounds. Well I’m surely neither, I just found it Stumbling …

Posted in: information architecture, UX

Maps: a new metaphor for user interaction

Posted by admin On February - 17 - 2009 0 Comment

During the last year we read more and more discussions about cellphones and how they’ll earn a dominant position in our digital life. The iPhone and the new smart phones are certainly both a confirmation and a push toward that direction.

Posted in: information architecture, UX