Kathy Sierra blog – excellent!

The blog of Kathy Sierra is really a recommended read when you want to get excellent insights in user community building and how this influences user’s experience and perspectives.

For example, her blog entry about ultra-fast change explains how extremely frequent updates (of a product or service) help create user satisfaction because the user doesn’t even get enough time to get upset about a broken feature. Due to the fast pace of changes, the fix or rollback is already available before anyone gets really upset about it. That’s an enormous reassurance to the users.

Another one I like is Creativity on Speed. It explains how the best creativity comes forward when people have the least time to be creative. She is not talking about unrealistic deadlines (which kills creativity) but about needing a solution and needing it quickly. Under this pressure, people tend to rely more on their intuition and other subconscious parts of the brain, rather than rationalizing and trying to link logically.

I haven’t read all, and I don’t like it all, but her blog struck me.

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About Frank Schophuizen (fschop)

Hi, my name is Frank Schophuizen and I am working as a consultant in CM, Agile and ALM for TOPIC Embedded Systems. I have over 30 years experience in software development in the technology industry, with the last 15 years mainly in process improvement, deployment and integration of methods and tools in the area of CM, Agile development and ALM. I am strongly interested in the complexities of collaboration and integrations in multi-project and multi-site organizations. I have worked with various technology companies such as Philips, ASML, NXP and Vanderlande, and with various tool vendors such as IBM Rational (e.g. ClearCase, Synergy, Jazz products) as well as open source tools (e.g. SVN, Git, Jenkins, Trac, Eclipse). I am living in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, with my wife. We have 3 adult children. My main hobbies are classical music and photography.
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