Posted in December 2012

Songza’s Emergent Graph

User — Open –> Music Concierge User — Open–> Popular Playlists User — Open –> All Playlists User — Pause –> Track User — Skip –> Track User — Modify –> Volume User — Approve –> Track User — Share –> Playlist User — Save –> Playlist User — Open –> Playlist   The User … Continue reading

Last.fm’s Emergent Graph

Clicking Last.fm’s heart button “Likes the track.” So… User — Likes –> Track I see on my profile the first chart is a list of my top artists. Ranked by what? Most plays (decided by Last.fm)? Most tracks liked (decided by me)? And, when does the User — Likes –> Artist path get created? What … Continue reading

Gamification of job search

I sat down with Michael Ellison and his product team yesterday at Riviera Partners in San Francisco to talk about the future of recruiting and job search. Michael is a product guy who has been brought in to a service company to innovate with the business’s employees and customers in mind. While I will keep … Continue reading

Big Data and gamification

We must be absolutely clear on this point before we can proceed. The game is not the experience. The game enables the experience, but it is not the experience…As designers, we don’t really care about the [proverbial] tree and how it falls [if no one is there to hear it] – we care only about … Continue reading