David Law on Design as a Competitive Advantage
– Summarises David Law's argument for design as a competitive strategy, describing why there is a need to differentiate, his approach to design, targeting of niches, and how to stay ahead.
Iterative Video Development
– The internet allows products and services to be rapidly improved based on user feedback. So rapid, that iterative design should become the primary method of designing internet-based services. Not just as an Agile-like method of working, but as a method of specifying the product itself. Partly it isn't because creators haven't adjusted their methods to match the new technology - we're still wedded t...
Peeking Into Blizzard's Development Process
– Blizzard Entertainment have a reputation for being "tight lipped", and not announcing details about the games they develop. And since Blizzard have a lot more freedom than the developers that are closely regulated by their publishers, they should be able to talk openly. But having listened to many of their senior developers talk during the recent Paris "WorldWide Invitational", I suspect actually,...