Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lemonade Detroit

He's at it again. Erik Proulx, creator of Lemonade, has turned his documentary cameras and thoughts to Detroit - looking to see how a city can pull itself up by the bootstraps and reinvent itself.

Lemonade: Detroit Trailer from Erik Proulx on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How about that, a book.

We had a brief discussion Friday about a number of things, this book among them. Marty Neumeier (Formerly of Neutron in San Francisco. Currently "Director of Transformation" at Liquid, Portland) has always had interesting things to say. His first book "the Brand Gap" (presentation is below) was a bit of a revolution for non-designers. He's subsequently written two more books: "Zag", and "The Designful Company". Both of which are well worth your time. (Do I sound like a fanboy?)

The Brand Gap
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Friday, September 10, 2010

Take a peek at the calendar

(At the bottom of the page)

I've added more events that might be of interest. If you hear of anything you want to share with the group – email Duane or Kelly.

(The Prolango Mixer is filling up fast and has a capped attendance level this time, so you'll want to sign up quick.)

"It's all about the content."

Since there was some interest expressed at today's meeting I'm posting this here.

[Serial comma warning.] Words, pictures, video, illustrations, data, podcasts, white papers, slideshows, etc. Defining, structuring, managing, and relating it all to the users needs and the organizations goals. Oh, and of course, the organizations capacity for management.

"Content strategy is an emerging field of practice encompassing every aspect of content, including its design, development, analysis, presentation, measurement, evaluation, production, management, and governance."

Everything you'll want to know about Content Strategy unless you are a Content Strategist.

I attended a Meetup of Content Strategy Seattle this last Wednesday and encourage you to check it out for yourself. Since I'm lazy, I'll just drop in the Livestream cast below. (see previous event Livestreams here)

Watch live streaming video from contentseattle at

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend

Assuming many people may be headed out on their final summer vacations, we'll cancel our weekly 10:30 on the 3rd and reconvene the following week, Sept 10th.