Now, you kids might not remember this, but—back the first time we did this who dot com thing—one of the most revered and feared critics around was Jakob Nielsen. It was rare to see anything on his Alertbox blog that garnered favor or kudos for usability. Read More
Three techie Portland Kickstarter projects that could use a little love… and one that’s been successfully funded
Portland loves the Kickstarter projects. And not just because Andy Baio was the CTO while he was living here. There’s simply something about the friends and family funding model that appeals to the Portland mindset.
So it should come as no surprise that there are any number of Portland projects on Kickstarter. But what may be surprising are some of the more tech oriented projects that wind up there. Here are a few of my favorites. Read More
Simply genius: Portland’s Cohdoo offers erasable, reusable iPhone sketch pads that make wireframing more tactile
Today, so much of our work is done in a nebulous, ethereal, and intangible realm. We send electrons scurrying and bandy bytes about. Tap at the keyboard to create art. And press touch screens that provide only rudimentary semblances of real life interaction.
But so much of the creative process is enhanced by actually working with your hands. So what if you could create apps and sites with something physical? That’s the idea behind Cohdoo. Read More