The same technology that simplifies life by adding more functions in each device also complicates life by making the device harder to learn, harder to use.
I'm continuing to noodle away at this Value-Driven (Idea to Implementation) process. I think I've got something a little simpler now.
The fact that Windows 8 and WinRT will host Web technologies natively got me thinking.
In a previous post, I laid down some initial thinking on a flexible framework that would make it easier to manage the way we move from idea to implementation.
During the Build keynotes, Microsoft made a point of referring to Windows 8 as a "no compromise" reimagining of Windows for all devices. The touch-first aspect may be able to make that claim, but there was a big fat turd of a compromise in another part of the system.
So, why is social media so successful? We're all, at some scope, fairly insignificant. I'm pretty sure I don't mean much to an exploding star. Hell, I don't mean much beyond my family. And that's the point... within a limited scope of existence, we all matter. It seems perhaps that social media, with it's bottom-up approach, allows one to build a scope of existence that enhances significance.
Sfumato Video wanted a Web experience that was visually and interactively rich. That meant some advanced CSS, jQuery, image optimization, and even a custom Silverlight Video Player.