I saw a tweet a while back that went something like "I can't believe people still use data-centric design". It's been festering in my brain and has inspired this mini-rant:
I'd like to remind everyone, that the reason we write, software, mobile apps, and even have the Internet is so we can provide information (useful data) to users. Social media isn't about the interface its about the data, the interface just improves access. E-commerce is about moving item data to the customer, and order data to the vendor. This blog is about the information I provide, not the layout. If we loose site of the data, all we end up with is eye candy.