Monday, February 22, 2010

It is interesting to learn about development of facebook app "Farmville" and other Zynga games. I personally liked farmville because it always came up with new stuff to interest and retain players. Just when I would think that clicking each tree to harvest was kind of a cumbersome task, farmville team would launch a new cool feature like adopt a lonely reindeer, or christmas tree, or pet cats and gain ribbons to keep me hooked on to the game. It is refreshing to hear the same thought from the Chief-game-designer of farmville: Brian Reynolds. Please watch the video below to learn more about farmville-behind the scenes information.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Usability: the least you can do

The following is a video that I found interesting on common simple things to do about website usability that could possibly increase market value and viewer rate of a website. Here goes the video of Steve Krug's presentation