HiPPO—highest-paid person’s opinion

Not always the best decision criteria. Wired Magazine writes about   Wired: the A/B test. , data-driven design. You show different versions of the website to different users, and measure which version get the best results. The webpage is updated frequently (every 15 minutes??) based on these tests.

Evolution in action, over a very short timescale, and only allowing for local optimization– this approach does not (easily) allow for large-scale innovative changes.

Summary of the article:

You have to make choices.

Choose everything.

The person at the top makes the call.

Data makes the call.

The risk is making a huge mistake.

The risk is making only tiny improvements.

Experience teaches us lessons.

Data can make the very idea of lessons obsolete


Posted on May 7, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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