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self-driving cars are driverless taxis.
knowing that, careful driving within the speed limit just fell off the list of user needs
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scratching your own itch is a great way to start/join a software project.
it is also the worst way possible to make useful, usable software
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depends on how respectful you are of your peers challenges along side your single-view.
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specced the new sliders
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+Jeroen Breen is visiting me since this morning, we are transferring a ton of detailed knowledge and hoovering up UI issues
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scratching your own itch and design is by nature mutual exclusive—to design (by trade or de facto) is to take yourself out of the equation
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Agree esr retarded progress of software freedom movement
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while working today Simon and I realised that there is something to be won (for users) by them making the parameter column a bit (50%, only 90 pixels) wider: ranges can be unwrapped and place on one line.

—specced that
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Gotcha
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we wrap up the briefing: metapolation sliders, font export with opentype features management
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got a marked-as-spam mail with an ‘amazon rebate coupon’—no recipient full name mentioned. all links point to amazon…
strange scam, no?
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Sometimes the link appears to point to amazon but on closer inspection doesn't; sometimes there's an attachment, almost always a .exe virus for Microsoft Windows systems. Or maybe it's really from Amazon? :D
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interaction design today

big developments: yesterday we worked on (among many other things) the formulas that convert slider input to metapolation values. we realised that these hyperbolic formulas were unusable in a significant part of their range.

thus overnight we stamped a completely new slider system out of the ground. we went through about 40 different systems before settling for this. below a 4-master version. it works by taking the ratios between the sliders, with one master (here: Bold) picking up the slack left over by the others (to implement the 100% rule).

any other master (Regular, Italic, Alternate) can be set to be the slack absorber. there are some interaction details that take a minute to get while using, and half an hour to write down (which I will do in the spec). so stay tuned for the implemented version.

this control is called: the mixer where the music never stops (when the faders of all other masters are slid down, the Bold gets louder and louder)
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ah, ‘guiders’ (new word to me).

I thought you mistyped ‘guides’
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culled the portfolio, in tune with my new vision. kept what is relevant, made room for write-up of recent projects
http://mmiworks.net/portfolio/
An overview of some of the most successful interaction design work of m+mi works, for some of our best-known customers. Illustrated with screen shots, design documents and concept presentations.
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update: yes, against all evidence out there, one can have real working menus in web apps, we got them now in Metapolator.

thanks to developer-extraordinaire +Jeroen Breen, who did not give up and implemented them to my exacting requirements
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for the afternoon session we moved to what is slowly becoming Metapolator café (I first met font designers here for research, also met with Dave)
Westberlin: the best café at Check Point Charlie Berlin. Delicious food, best coffee, magazines, and free wifi.
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Peter Sikking is an experienced interaction architect. He unabashedly puts shipping great products at the centre of his design practice. He is known for his work for Google, Nokia, the Metapolator & GIMP open source projects, and startups.

Peter is sought out by executives who have no use for average results. With a design-led process he shapes the success they are after. He also collaborates with ambitious product makers, bridging the void between their vision and their engineers.

Peter designs interaction for creatives. With deep insight into how these masters work, he creates tools that deliver the power and freedom to create. He also designs solutions with a wide impact on society. Peter brings focus to problems of near-wicked complexity and delivers solution frameworks that allow his clients to design, execute and ship.

Peter designs for global use. Increasingly his projects have a clear, sometimes even exclusive, focus on emerging and developing countries.

Peter teaches, mentors, lectures and publishes. He enjoys working with small teams in an international setting, but also the fact that his work can be found on half a billion mobiles and creates billion‐dollar revenues.
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Peter lives and runs his firm in Berlin, Germany. He was born in 1969 in Hilversum, Holland and grew up in Amsterdam. His other interests include: typography, design, architecture; street photography; playing drums, producing music; designing + constructing ultra‑fi gear.
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