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Log differencing Top Chef

July 9, 2009

On the most recent Top Chef, one of the chefs received just half a star (out of five) for his initial dish - impressive because the dish hadn't finished cooking and wasn't even entirely served. More interesting perhaps was his response to getting half a star: "I was sure I'd get nothing... but that's 50% […]

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When are users right about design changes?

May 12, 2009

I just saw this article about Google's data-driven design philosophy. It seems Google will not make design choices unless they are backed by quantitative findings that the change is a measurable improvement; users vote with their clicks. Adhering too rigidly to a design philosophy guided by “Web analytics,” Ms. Dunn [of the Stanford Institute of […]

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