Here are some things that have been mentioned in the office lately. Happy Tuesday!
OH: "no, I DO NOT have Internet Explorer"
OH: I like the front end much more than the back end
OH: I want to be the IA and UX department on this project
OH going to start talking about HTML6, see if it catches on. "Can you do us something in HTML6? Need this to be really cutting-edge. Thanks"
OH Don't do that again, we don't want another proteinsplosion
As Facebook and Twitter aren't accessible from within China, most western brands aren't reaching people there online, including those using services like FB Connect etc. Even so, language and contextual relevance makes many branded web experiences in the west less useful in China. Solve this and brands have a massive opportunity to connect with this growing market.
We’re extremely proud of our work on Skype in the classroom, which we’ve mentioned here in the past a couple of times. The community has now grown to over 14,000 teachers and that’s increasing every day.
When we entered it in the Service Design category at the Core 77 Design Awards, our hopes were high, and though we are a bit disappointed that it didn’t win (congrats to Open Ideo, who did), we are really glad to see it get a 'Notable Professional' mention.
Here’s our video submission that explains how we went about building it:
Web technology moves fast, especially now we've made it through the dark ages of Internet Explorer, however, it would seem that we're yet to reach the enlightenment, to shed the constraints of a single platform web. It's time to move on; it's no longer acceptable to create web interfaces that don't – even on the most basic level – embrace platform agnostic development.
Here are some of the links we sent round the office today:
This week, Raymond Lyttle joined us as Financial Controller. He used to manage finance at Thomson Tour Operators and Marsh Insurance, (the guy in the image above is not him, to be clear!) and is probably the least geeky of the Many (at least for now!). I asked Raymond a few questions as he settled into his first week at Made by Many:
1. What's your opinion on technology and how do you use it?
I thought I was fairly techy - till I got here! I'm nowhere near as techy as I should be if you compare me to the rest of Made by Many, but as far as the finance industry is concerned, I think I'm fine!