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Dan Keldsen

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23 Aug 11

Interesting data on the rise/fall of music delivery - eye-wateringly ugly animated GIF - Tufte would have a field day with this. Small multiples or better, to show trends, sparklines or animated bar charts (reminding of EQ sliders) to make it much more obvious and easy to read.
Agree that looking at the data, in the midst of the rise of the CD, it would've been easy to think, as a music executive, that it would last forever.
But even James Bond knows CDs aren't forever. ;)

21 Aug 11

I love the idea of teams getting together to specifically learn together. That's one of the many reasons I'm joining up with several teams to round out 2010 and into 2011. Only so much I can learn myself, and it sticks better with others involved, since we can pound it into submission and really make things happen.

21 Aug 11

"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" is like a well-written bedtime story and an immersive animated movie at once.
E-books are already a fraught subject for many readers, writers, publishers and designers, but children's e-books are even more so. Is it rotting their minds? Is it as good as good ol' paper? Is it too interactive for their own good? Obviously there are no practical answers to such questions, but at least one children's e-book/app/thingie (what do we call these things, again?) is doing it very, very right. It's called "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," and it's like a well-written bedtime story and an immersive animated movie at once -- without being "too much" of either.

18 Aug 11

Big collection of gamification tips, links, glossaries, articles - provided by BigDoor, a gamification platform. Very rich set of information here.

16 Aug 11

"We Believe in Two Big but simple ideas:
* Game-otivation: Making it fun for advocates to do their best work. We think that it should be just as engaging for advocates to help you build your business as it is for them to play their favorite game.
* Social Nurturing: Connecting customer advocates exactly to the best prospects and other advocacy opportunities for them, at all phases of the buying process."

Interesting twist - an extends what I was writing about 6-7 years ago on relationship intelligence. Addressing complex sales and evangelism is very interesting.

29 Jul 11

Taking persuasion to the next level (ultimately) in mapping reactions to target interactions downstream (next page, next button) to what an individual reacts to.

Key takeaway point - people respond to a wide variety of techniques, stop trying a one size fits all approach in your marketing, sales, etc..

29 Jul 11

Whether you have mockups, sketches, images or real webpages, you can do remote usability testing. Glad to see this market coming alive - it's been a long time coming!

Found via appsumo offer.

29 Jul 11

Between Customer Development (Lean Startup) work, and Usability/User Experience testing lately, I'm more involved that ever in making useful interactions a reality.
Looking at usabilla as a possible feedback mechanism to give feedback that's not purely analytics driven, to balance out reports.

29 Jul 11

Between Customer Development (Lean Startup) work, and Usability/User Experience testing lately, I'm more involved that ever in making useful interactions a reality.
Looking at ethn.io as a possible panel-driven source for upcoming work to feed into other services, phone call interviews, etc.

29 Jul 11

Between Customer Development (Lean Startup) work, and Usability/User Experience testing lately, I'm more involved that ever in making useful interactions a reality.

Looking at UserTesting as a possible panel-driven source for upcoming work.

27 Jul 11

This article on MailChimp (a service I happen to use, as of this writing) on creating a culture that gives everyone "Permission To Be Creative" certainly resonated with me.

I happen to call it a License2Innovate - and give out Licenses at the innovation workshops I run, which makes it a physical manifestation rather than just a concept.

Either way, it clearly works in the case of MailChimp. Why shouldn't it work for your company?

21 Jul 11

Daniel Hudson (webtechman) is a master at synthesizing information, on whatever topic is at hand. This is a great post-Enterprise 2.0 Boston 2011 Conference gamification summary.

21 Jul 11

Have not yet used this service, but I like the general approach. Instead of tracking analytics in 10s to 100s of different specific sites, like Facebook Insights, YouTube, Yelp, Google Analytics, etc., bring it into one place so you are more likely to actually look at and act on your analytics.

21 Jul 11

GetSatisfaction puts out some really well done infographics. Stunning, really. And the topics are always right on top of what everyone is talking about. Well worth the time to look at this infographic on social gaming, and the overall library they have (scroll to bottom of the page).

21 Jul 11

Nice physical iPhone app sketching props. 10 pack of magnetic wet/dry erase surfaces in the form of a slightly exaggerated iPhone.

20 Jul 11

Lots of controversy in the comments on the piece entitled "New Ways of Designing the Modern Workplace" in the New York Times that calls for a new workspace (i.e. Death to Cubicles, and long live Open Spaces, primarily).

See my upcoming article on The BrainYard ( check listings of my articles at http://www.informationweek.com/thebrainyard/sitesearch?queryText=Dan+Keldsen&author=Dan+Keldsen )

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