Using the same password as your email to access your health records is something that should be actively discouraged. If Google wants to present a unified interface, they should expose an API and use OAuth or AuthSub, just like anyone else.
“The social web has filled our websites with too much third-party clutter as we figure out the best way to integrate content with the favourite sites and preferences of our visitors.” Very smart idea.
An old but hugly relevant article from Neilsen. To design an easy-to-use interface, pay attention to what users do, not what they say. Self-reported claims are unreliable, as are user speculations about future behavior.
Oh dear this feels a bit too familiar
» QR-Code enhanced scarf [via cookin’/relaxin]
Geeky clothing adverts for website. QR codes are ‘physical hyperlinks’ – take a photo of the matrix code with phone and visit the webpage.
» More info on those QR Code
Pictographic representaitons of URLs.
» QR-Code Generator | QR-Code
Get your own QR codes here.
» Jonathan Ive’s passion for simplicity and honest design is rooted in the work of Dieter Ram [gizmodo via blackbeltjones]
His passion for “simplicity” and “honest design” is at the core of Dieter Rams’ 10 principles for good design. Both designers shape their products around the function with no artificial design, keeping the design honest.
» Looking increasingly likely that the UK government will repeal the law against blasphemy [davblog]
“Following a debate the Justice Minister, said that the government had “every sympathy for the case for formal abolition” and that, subject to a “short and sharp” consultation with the Anglican church, they intended to table their own abolition amendment.