Revenge of the Designer – Why the Success of Your Tech Now Depends on Great Design

March 27th, 2010 by Daniel DiRico

Design and technology have always had an interesting relationship. If you look at design trends and the impact of design on the products that we use every day, there is an interesting cycle that seems to repeat itself.
Throughout history, there are bursts of incredible achievements in aesthetics, design and usability that seem to rise out of [...]

Why Podcasting is About to Become Broadcasting

December 11th, 2009 by Daniel DiRico

Well everyone likes to speculate about the next big move by Apple. And lately the word on the street is not about the rumored “tablet” that everyone has been talking about for over a year now. No, this speculation is not about a device, but instead about digital media distribution.
You could be forgiven just five [...]

Why hardware devices are the future of digital media distribution

August 4th, 2009 by Daniel DiRico

Have you noticed lately the explosive success of the iPhone App Store and the unexpected popularity of the Amazon Kindle book reader?  Of course you have.  These products and services have obviously become huge wins for Apple and Amazon, but there seems to be something larger happening here.  And that something may have just signaled [...]

Customers take shortcuts and you should pay attention

July 26th, 2009 by Daniel DiRico

While walking through Cambridge recently on mission to find lunch, a park scene stood out as something important to take note of.
It is likely that considerable time and effort went into designing and building the original paved path to guide people through the park. Unfortunately, the path was not always followed and people began to [...]