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2nd Web and Consumer Trends

The February 2012 Trendwatching.com briefing predicts an emerging consumer trend, “Point-Know-Buy,” which is driven by mobile technologies, massive visual cues, & augmented reality. Using web-enabled smart phones, users will be able to collect digital information that is otherwise not available in the plain, unconnected physical reality.  Then, users can potentially add to that virtual body of knowledge […]

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Sweet Phone for an iPhone

I’d love to have one of these items sitting around the house. This is from Etsy and I’d buy it, except that it costs $195. That is a handsome price for the luxury of necking with an old-school cradle. Is it worth it? My moms had an actual rotary phone in her house up until […]

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Samantha Warren’s Website

This post really captures a great idea for communicating with a customer on potential web designs and plans.  I heard the writer speak at a conference on this very subject, Style Tiles.  The joke was that saying it was a true test of one’s Pittsburghese – this is only funny if you have heard Pittsburgh’s […]

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Politics Social Technology

SOPA Protest Today – Political Protest Tomorrow?

Google’s homepage rolled out it’s SOPA/PIPA protest today with a “blackout band” across the legendary Google logo. The homepage also links to an explanation of the protest, with a form to sign a petition against them. Hundreds of other website homepages are taking part in the protest with similar “blackout” bands and links to petitions […]

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Technology

Web Communications Group Logos

Logos – Web Communications Group I worked with Bon’s Eye, a team from North Carolina, to develop the logo for my consulting company. I really wanted to integrate two concepts: ants and a tree with thick branches or roots. The iterative process with Bon’s Eye brought several really great finalists, but in the end I […]