One of my partners at Fourio, Ryan, came up with a great idea to map out all of the “Web 2.0” companies from a variety of lists scattered across the net.
The result was the Web 2.0 Innovation Map ... a growing collection of 200+ cool websites and the locations that spawned them (yes, a great many are in California, but New York and Dallas have good showings, too). And thanks to ranking on Mark Millerton’s Top 10 Innovative Web Applications of 2005, we didn’t even have to shamelessly plug our own NetworthIQ into the list … it made it on its own merits. :-)
Anyone out there with feedback, feel free to send it to the whole Fourio team at firstname.lastname@example.org or make a comment on this entry. We live for the comments!
The super-secret 1.0 release of NetworthIQ is coming soon, too. I can’t wait!
Okay, I’m a closet Interaction Designer, wanting desperately to actually be able to practice the art and science of ID, but somehow it ALWAYS ends up that people think I do Graphic Design (GD).
INTERACTION DESIGNER does not equal GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Yes, I know my way around Photoshop, thank-you-very-much, and yes, I can edit photos, create images, and have an eye for beautiful graphic works, BUT I AM NOT A GRAPHIC DESIGNER!!!
Interaction Design, by my definition, is the design of the interaction a person has with an object, whether that be a website, an application, a device or a place.
If anyone out there wants a bit o’ free ID work, I’m game at this point. I need to build a portfolio of work, and I can’t do that while trying to explain why the world needs ID … instead I’ll show them what’s possible. :-)
We’re not on that hockey stick type growth curve, but we’re doing really well … 1500 users with almost 500 public profiles … and a major redesign in the works … we plan to kick off the new year by coming out of beta and doing a bit more advertising. If you haven’t taken a look (for the dozens of you reading this! LOL!) sign up and let us know what you think.