Feeds

Ex-Google design man trundles into Twitter

'Learn from your mistakes, but never dwell on them'

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Twitter has poached Google’s former visual design boss to take on the role of creative director at the micro-blogging site.

Douglas Bowman confirmed earlier this month he had quit Mountain View because he was peeved with Google’s obsession with performance data.

He said in a blog post on 20 March that he had grown tired of debating “minuscule design decisions”.

Earlier this month Gawker kicked off rumours that Bowman would leave Google for a new gig at Twitter. Creative Capital claimed to have confirmed the new hire yesterday following discussions with Stone.

However, Bowman and Twitter haven’t made any official announcement about the planned move yet.

Up to now Twitter’s co-founder Biz Stone has held down the role of creative director at the firm, which is still scrabbling to find a business model that might generate profit off the back of tweets from celeb heavyweights such as Stephen Fry, Phillip Schofield and MC Hammer.

Bowman had hinted something was in the pipeline when he quit Google a few weeks back. But Twitter is remaining quiet about its new employee for now.

Bowman's latest tweet, however, gives little away. His most recent bit of Web 2.0 navel-gazing simply reads: "Learn from your mistakes, but never dwell on them." ®

Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management

More from The Register

next story
'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux
Multiple desktops and live tiles in restored Start button star in new vids
Not appy with your Chromebook? Well now it can run Android apps
Google offers beta of tricky OS-inside-OS tech
New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone
No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
SUSE Linux owner Attachmate gobbled by Micro Focus for $2.3bn
Merger will lead to mainframe and COBOL powerhouse
iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!
HTML 5's pretty neat ... when your browser supports it
Greater dev access to iOS 8 will put us AT RISK from HACKERS
Knocking holes in Apple's walled garden could backfire, says securo-chap
NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine
Open source? In the government? Ha ha! What, wait ...?
Google extends app refund window to two hours
You now have 120 minutes to finish that game instead of 15
Intel: Hey, enterprises, drop everything and DO HADOOP
Big Data analytics projected to run on more servers than any other app
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.