Don’t avoid a project’s technical requirements. Embrace them. Enjoy the focus they provide and the ideas they inspire.
After nearly three years of the funnest job I’ve ever had, next week will be my last with my friends on the Waggener Edstrom design team. I decided the time has come for a new adventure! So on February 4, I will be uniting with the creative force that is Epipheo as an experience designer.
The Experience Design team I worked with at Waggener was a whirlwind of talent, hilarity, and genuine friendship. It is because of them challenging me (and just being better than me) that has allowed me to become the designer I am today.
So thank you to:
There are a million other people I’ve worked with at Waggener who have been amazing, so thank you to all of you. I’ll be at Epipheo’s office the Pearl district. So let’s do lunch, coffee, and/or beers sometime.
It’s certainly a little bittersweet to say au revoir to Waggener, but I can barely contain my excitement for my first day at Epipheo, which must mean it is the right place for me. Thanks for all the laughs, learnings, and long walks (I had to keep that whole alliteration thing going with words that start with “L”).
Now as Jay-Z says, I’m on to the next one.
This text is from Myspace’s “Library” page (which I suppose is the page to find all the songs, friends, and whatever you like) when you login for the first time:
You don’t have any connections. Check out the Discover page to connect to people and content that inspires you
Here is what the page looks like:
Let’s list the problems:
Overall, there is an incredible lack of clarity about just what Myspace is. And since this can’t even be explained clearly in their introductory tutorial text, I imagine the company is just as clueless with this new thing they made.
And honestly, I am a little disappointed. I sign up for every single new social networking site (hell, I even have a Microsoft Socl account), because you never know what will be the great next thing.
Once upon a time we asked people why they would go to Facebook, when we already all have Myspace. But Facebook came along with a clearer focus we understood, and we all waved bye bye to Myspace. And Myspace still hasn’t learned their lesson.
So remember everybody, copywriting is interface design. And every word helps influence the way visitors flow through your website. Something tells me after looking at the new Myspace most visitors are just going to flow right back to Facebook.
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