In two days, it’s hard to to get the quality you would normally want for a design project.
Just as predatory animals follow a similar general design and behave in similar ways, so organizations, especially those in competition with one another, must follow certain design principles if they are to succeed and prevail.
The demise of Google Reader, if logical, is a reminder of how far we’ve come from the cuddly old ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ Google days, in which there was a foreseeably-astonishing delight in the way Google’s evolving design tricks anticipated what users would like.
I have an all-Japanese design team, and none of them speak English. So it’s often funny and surprising how my ideas end up lost in translation.