Our lives are not the typical experience for most of human history in a lot of ways. If we want to get perspective on that, we can look at things that have a longer history then one person. Icons have a longer history then most of civilization but have been…

When Google bought YouTube in 2006, it was very young. And I mean young by the standards of tech startups. It went from being founded in 2004 by two guys, to bought in 2006 for 1.65 BILLION. But when it was purchased, it didn’t have any business plan really except…

Google has a legacy of killing off its products customers are using. I was using Google Reader daily when they were in the middle of killing it off, and I still feel its lack in my heart to this day. But today I want to talk about a different failure…

When thinking about the frontiers of User Experience, it’s easy to get wrapped up in amazing possibilities. One day the profoundly disabled will be able to access anything we can today with amazing voice user interfaces. But between today and that perfect world is a multitude of product designs which…

Nate Emberson

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