Sunday, December 10, 2006

Rhythm method 2

More about how people operate in a rhythm ...

"The comments to the first Rhythm Method post are really intriguing. They point out how thoughtful and remarkable the CPU readers really are. It’s readers like this that make writing a blog so much fun. It’s not just an exercise in writing stuff down, it’s a many-way conversation! (If a "dialog" is between 2 people, is this blog a "polylog"?)

If I were to organize the comments into logical clusters, I’d group them like this:

a. use of rhythms to coordinate actions (sea shanties to pull together better, precise timing of conversational actions back and forth, entrainment between participants in a group behavior)

b. rhythm as defining element of flow states (flow seems to happen with rhythmic patterns)

c. non-rhythmic events that disrupt behavior, primarily exogenous events such as hunger (chocolate!) or software imposed interruptions (“you have mail!”) and delays (waiting on Perforce)."    (Continued via Creating Passionate Users)    [Usability Resources]

Life Operating On Rhythm - Usability, User Interface Design

Operating On Rhythm

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