Infographics are dead. Long live webgraphics

Going beyond static infographics, “webgraphics” — to coin a term — offer greater interactivity, storytelling possibilities, and marketing opportunities.

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Usability expert tears apart Windows 8

Design expert Jakob Nielsen calls Microsoft’s still-fresh Windows 8 operating system “a monster that terrorizes poor office workers and strangles their productivity.”

Are you being played? How tech companies use gamification

When you visit LinkedIn, one of the most ominous features encouraging profile completion is the progress bar telling you that your profile has a long way to go before you’re complete. This very basic example of “gamification” has helped LinkedIn efficiently grow its global user base with relevant, accurate and high-value data.

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Screw design and get data, says Ben Huh of I Can Has Cheezburger

Who cares about good design or bad design, Ben Huh of the wildly successful Cheezburger network of comedy sites said today at GROW 2012. According to Huh, you don’t need great design to have a successful design. “We have one of the worst-looking sites on the planet,” Huh admitted.