I wrote a while ago about dominant design, whereby one design becomes the standard way of doing things. In that post, I gave examples of play/stop/pause icons on media players, qwerty keyboards and traffic lights, though there are plenty of other examples out there. One thing I didn't mention was the distinction between these two:… Continue reading De facto standards for search engines, and why it doesn’t hurt to follow them
On the wall of our staff room, next to the kettle, there used to be a list of how people took their tea and coffee. Brian: Tea = milk, one sugar. Coffee = black, one sugar. On down for a number of staff. At some point, someone got rid of the list, and you know… Continue reading Trivia in the age of Google
This is what students search for when you set them work on MyMaths.