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January 30, 2003 09:14 PM Business & Finance  |   Link
Urband Legends: Ideas that Stick

Attended a seminar that was presented by a Stanford GSB faculty, Chip Heath. His presentation was on how to make ideas stick. He uses a formula that makes urband legends so popular. He presented several hints for structuring how that message should be crafted so that people remember. I'm not sure if I can really spell it all out but check out his research, he's got some really interesting ideas for selling your idea.

One of the holes in his thoughts is that in order for the idea to really stick. The audience of your message must have some kind of homogenous background of experiences or common cultural or social exposure to symbols or icons that could be potentially used in a formula for crafting the message.

January 27, 2003 09:19 PM Information Architecture  |   Link
Design Patterns on Web, GUIs, and Mobile

Found a site, can't remember where, but it was a cool respository of design patterns for web elements and other GUIs.

Design Patterns by Martin Van Welie

January 25, 2003 10:11 PM Whine  |   Link
Music from the heart

I'm not going to whine, just mention that a friend has just released a new cd.

Michelle Chappel Simple Graces(2003)

Go check it out. She's done a couple other cds as well as wrote music for a movie. Her lyrics and music definitely come from the heart. A nice balance of falling in love, discovering self, break ups, and just plain vanilla enjoying life to its fullest.

January 02, 2003 08:33 PM Information Retrieval  |   Link
Search Engines Site

Found a new site that is pretty much an enycylopedia to search engines.

Search Engine Guide

Whine  |   Link
Margaritas & Volleyball

Mental note: they don't mix well.

Whine  |   Link
Life Questions

Christina Wodtke wrote this up at her blog and we chatted about it Monday night. The article is "What Should I Do With My Life?" by Po Bronson.

I found the article very profound and thought provoking. Hopfully I can reflect on this article more over the next few days.

Find more information about Po Broson at his website.

Information Architecture  |   Link
Weblog on an eductional plane

Stumbled across an interesting blog today that has converted Pepy's Diary into a blog format.

Pepy's Diary"

An interesting find for the English Literature major in me. Each day over the next 10 years this guy plans to post Pepy's diary entry. The site was featured at BBC recently.