Google Analytics has put together a series of videos demonstrating what poor Web design can do to an online commerce site - situations we’d never put up in real life.
Produced by Google’s in-house video agency in the UK, all the spots have the absurdity of a Monty Python skit. It seems weird for Google to be dissing online search and e-commerce, but here it serves the greater goal of telling people to learn more about their customers via Analytics. And in this case, it’s funny ‘cause it’s true.
Microsoft announced this week their new Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 RT and Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro. After careful analysis we now understand the main competitive differentiation against laptops, tablets, and other portable devices. Apparently Microsoft has its own Jonathan Ive - brilliant!
Like many interesting scientific discoveries, this one was an accident. Sean Murphy, an undergraduate student, was working alone in the lab on a set of faces for one of his experiments. He aligned a set of faces at the eyes and started to skim through them. After a few seconds, he noticed that some of the faces began to appear highly deformed and grotesque. He called it the “Flashed Face Distortion Effect”.
This is amazingly funny and entertaining … check it out.