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Design, random musings, and the Web. Since 1977

Archive for June, 2004


Apples and Oranges

Thursday, June 10th, 2004

My sec­ond col­umn, enti­tled “Apples
and Oranges
,” was pub­lished over at Dig­i­tal
Web Mag­a­zine
, while being asleep. This time around I take a shot at understanding
the rela­tion between the fields of usabil­i­ty and design and why, more often than
not, they col­lide. Yup, that top­ic — again. Both fields are manda­to­ry and
I think the web at large, as well as high tech­nol­o­gy in gen­er­al, will benefit
great­ly from a (bet­ter) mutu­al under­stand­ing. Dig­i­tal Web Mag­a­zine now features
the pos­si­bil­i­ty to com­ment on arti­cles, so con­se­quent­ly com­ments on this entry
are closed, but
speak out

This col­umn would not have been half as good if it wasn’t for the valuable
feed­back of Don­na
. Who? Yup, Don­na! Remem­ber her name because there’s a lot
this lady has to let know — mark my words (the pres­sure is on!) Additionally
you can read Donna’s
for more back­ground infor­ma­tion on her pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence. Coincidentally
Don­na is mar­ried to the Michael Moore of design, none oth­er than my friend Andrei
Herasim­chuk. Both are cur­rent­ly enjoy­ing their hon­ey­moon on the won­der­ful Greek
island of San­tori­ni. I just came back from Greece (Crete) and I already want
to return. Enjoy your time in Greece, both of you, you deserve it, and keep
those superb


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