September 10, 2014 Comments Off on Junior Designers vs. Senior Designers — The Year of the Looking Glass — Medium
“Make new value.”
July 31, 2014 Comments Off on You don’t have to be pretty
You Don’t Have to Be Pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked “female”.
November 15, 2013 Comments Off on Adactio: Journal—A map to build by
…we are the map makers.
October 8, 2012 Comments Off on A Mission for Design | Eleganthack
Finally a good explanation of what design (and designers) bring to the table.
June 12, 2012 Comments Off on Mac Buyers Guide: Know When to Buy Your Mac, iPod or iPhone
I must always remember to check this before buying any Mac products.
May 22, 2012 Comments Off on How To Choose The Right Face For A Beautiful Body | Smashing Magazine
April 13, 2012 Comments Off on Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
These are the standard approaches underlying classic engineering and management, as taught in universities and practiced in business and government. But, they do not work so well when dealing with highly complex systems with fast changing, interacting components, where it is much less clear what is going on in the present, let alone how things will evolve into the future. We need different principles and processes to address this class of highly complex problems, many based on disruptive innovations which we have not encountered before. This is where we need to turn to holistic thinking to pull together everything we know about the problem, and to creativity to try to make sense of what is going on and come up with a working, satisfying solution. This is where we enter the world of design.