The bill now proceeds to the Senate, where it has been referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. This is the committee chaired by Sen. Inhofe of Oklahoma, author of The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future and other light classics, in which he tells us that because of the existence of God, the "arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is... outrageous." So in all, it's a good year for public affairs officers, demented preachers, and roving madmen off the street in all aspects of our government, and I forecast excellent career opportunities for each of these categories going forward.
h/t for the link.
I just have a few nitpicky points of contention. The part about testing with real people is where a lot of UX types go wrong. Sure, get feedback and additional input from real people, but never forget the numbers. If you're catering to 30M people across the US, don't interview 30 people in your city and expect the results to be representative of the whole. Your margin of error is something you can not ignore because it will bite you in the ass.
The other key item when dealing with catering to the masses is just the realization of what you're really up against. Sure it's easy to look at your stats and see how everyone is using your site in different little buckets with nice clean percentages next to them. However, once you get to the point of trying to please everyone, you quickly paint yourself in a corner. Solutions for some people are not always compatible with others. If more of the UX crowd can get their heads around better ways of segmentation on top of all that other stuff, I think we can actually have some good experiences out there.
#keyhole (because that name still makes me laugh)
There is no substitute for simply watching people try to do something that you designed and seeing them fail, knowing it’s your fault. Don’t ever make them feel stupid for it. They’re smart. You’re not. As a designer, you have to have enough empathy to see the world as they do. That’s all that matters in the end.
Note to self: read this when I have more time, it looks really insightful :)
This new feature (available only on google.com, in English for now) will help surface high quality, fresh/popular content for specific queries. Clustering the results together by the source of the content will help users choose the best possible suggestion and save a mobile-click.
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