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Facebook, Google, and the data design disaster

by Caroline McCarthy

These days, in this world of IKEA and Target and “Project Runway,” we like to think we know about design. We also like to think that the biggest names in Silicon Valley know what they’re doing design-wise.

Yet recently, we saw two of the Web’s most prominent players hit by design-related snafus: first, the continuing brouhaha over Facebook’s latest home page redesign, which many users claim makes the service more difficult to use; and second, the departure of Douglas Bowman, a high-ranking Google designer who accompanied his resignation with a blog post detailing his frustration over the company’s data-above-all mantra. (continues @ cnet.com)



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