Seeking the future through the past

My friend, Alex Wright, an IA at the NY Times, recently published an article, Friending, Ancient or Otherwise on the NY Times. The article looks at the recent trends in social networking and friending, through the lens of ancient tribal practices. It’s interesting to see that technology is unconsciously manipulated to still meet basic human interactions. And that despite everything we aspire to, we can’t get away from these unconscious behaviors.

current: experience matters design :: senior level interaction design and systems strategy consulting former partner, tangible user experience; Yahoo! founder of the public and internal Yahoo! pattern library. design director of ued teams responsible for designing solutions across key yahoo! platforms: social media, personalization, membership and vertical search.