Currently at the Mix 08 event in Las Vegas. In this morning’s keynote they were showing off some demos using Microsoft’s Silverlight platform. I am going to write another blog post on High Design vs. Low Design and why the primary business models online tend to have low-design, while many of the demos of new technologies really have high-design.
This morning there were a couple of presentations such as the HR application that is used by Cirque du Soleil, a very impressive application to manage the talent site of their business as well as a preview of NBC’s site for the Olympics. Another example that I found is a good mix between high-design and a strong business model is the memorabilia site of the Hard Rock Cafe which balances the business side with new technology.