fathom - 3:54 pm on Apr 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
As an example Google Places is a great concept, but it is so poorly implemented that it borders on being useless.
Ya I use Google Places everyday and agree absolutely
If you want to attract people to your shiny object and have them use it, it has to actually be shiny.
The disadvantage here is that most competing products are as bad or worse OR don't have the reach thus limited exposure.
The biggest problem with "you need to have someone involved in the process that works well with colors and shapes to have a successful product," a bean counter gets involved and repeats the corporate line "there is no money in the budget for that".