How a Small Team Can Make a Big Impact

I was thinking about how my tiny little team at PentaSafe could manage to not only re-brand and release many products on traditional software schedules, but also create new product prototypes, design new products and features, help other departments and conduct frequent, formal usability testing. This article describes how we helped change the company to such a degree that it was quickly acquired for millions of dollars.

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Are Recommendations Engines Circumventing User-Focused Design?

A dangerous trend is making users of ecommerce sites and software unwitting victims in the quest for more revenue. Though money certainly does make the world go ‘round, and the strong flow of money aids the greater good, the latest features being demanded by marketing departments (not necessarily users) are “Recommenders” designed to keep visitors on a site, spending their hard-earned dollars.

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