A while back I changed the name of this Tumblr to be a bit clearer about its content mix. However, I forgot to consider hard-coded links like my FeedBurner RSS path or links to/from my own personal Tumblr, etc.
However, that lapse on my part is made a lot worse by Tumblr dropping the ball on the rest of a subdomain migration…
(And here I thought Tiff was just practising her French…)
In her efforts to switch the Tumblr over to a new name, though, Tiff discovers some strange lapses at Tumblr. Unlike Twitter, where name changes are (relatively) harmless, changing a name on Tumblr seems to have some serious repercussions.
“Smart companies are turning their products into services that are broadly distributed, where the value is in the relationship, not a single device”—Frog’s Robert Fabricant, on five of the themes he noticed from the 2011 Interaction Design Awards
“Well-designed versioning strategies, spanning various devices, formats, functions, content bundles, and access plans, will provide smart newspapers with new ways to charge for their products, in both digital and print form, without sacrificing the unique opportunities presented by online distribution.”—With his prediction for 2012, Nicholas Carr unintentionally summarizes what I’ve been talking with people about for most of 2011
The nature of the work was an area that I wanted to expand on as well. I strongly believe great design thinking isn’t limited to a single domain, whether that be digital, print, products, systems, environments or otherwise. Teams of cross-disciplinary designers produce the best work in the world.
Adam Schwabe on what is inspiring him to leave Toronto and join IDEO