Usability week ending April 24th

Friday, 22nd April, 3:05 PM
Two clear reasons why services get user attention: happiness (enchantment) and utility (solving a problem): #ux

Friday, 22nd April, 12:27 PM
The dividing line -- #Amazon has moved digital goods to the top of its 'Shop All Departments' list:

Wednesday, 20th April, 12:13 PM
What becomes possible when one is able to store entire documents in URLs?:

Tuesday, 19th April, 12:27 PM
The right mentality is a user-centric mentality: #ux #ia

Monday, 18th April, 3:49 PM
For a #mobile #app to be lovable, it must be useful, usable and desirable: #ux #iphone #ipad #android

Monday, 18th April, 2:17 PM
#LibreOffice escape from #Oracle shows how open source forking can protect community autonomy from exploitation:


This is how to do consumer-friendly DRM

These books are DRM protected, but people are buying them.  As a consumer with money to spend, you have several devices, but instead of fragmenting your ebook collection, you're free to use the device you prefer.  So far so good.

Aside from the devices, people want to be able to loan or share ebooks they way they can hardbacks.  Amazon is addressing that use case too:

Later this year, we will be introducing lending for Kindle, a new feature that lets you loan your Kindle books to other Kindle device or Kindle app users. Each book can be lent once for a loan period of 14-days and the lender cannot read the book during the loan period. 

Kindle is approaching frictionlessness.  If your product's DRM doesn't take away hundreds of years of comfortable use cases, but in fact adds something to the value proposition ("fit all my books in my pocket"), consumers are more than happy to adopt it.

Hollywood, paying attention?