Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Guide To UX Careers

User experience (UX) is a rapidly growing profession that’s attracting high caliber talent from all areas of design, development and marketing. Over the past 16 months, creative recruiting company Onward Searchcollected data on job listings and noticed a 338 percent increase in postings for user experience professionals. Onward Search commissioned my company, NowSourcing, to take that data and create this graphic.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Sims Social review

The Sims Social, a social gaming version of Electronic Arts’ life simulation went live on Facebook yesterday.
I've played few hours already and must admit that they've done a great job. Remembering The Sims Online, I was rather pessimistic about possibility to move The Sims game play to social canvas. But facebook platform seems to be the perfect place fot it. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sleep No More

Sleep No More is an interactive theatrical performance that at times seems like a videogame come to life. It begins in a dimly lit bar, where audience members are greeted by a woman straight out of the Victorian era and a dapper man who calls people his “lovelies.” After grabbing a drink or two, everyone is given white masks, told to put them on and escorted to a cramped elevator. They are then unceremoniously dropped into a six-floor mansion and told to dig, explore and be curious — because “fortune favors the bold.”
From then on it’s an adventure, an open-world romp that feels like a blend of L.A. Noire and Cirque du Soleil. People can examine random objects throughout the grandiose scenes and sets, follow actors around the mansion and try to piece together parts of the story, which is based heavily on Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It’s a nonlinear narrative in which the order of events — and consequently, the plot — is determined by what you see.