November 11th, 2013
nevver:

Simple answers

The questions that get asked about every new technology…

nevver:

Simple answers

The questions that get asked about every new technology…

Reblogged from this isn't happiness.
October 29th, 2013
We plan around features and operational functions, leaving the customer experience as an unintentional byproduct of how the pieces and parts happen to come together.
Brandon Schauer on the problem of designing for experience
October 24th, 2013

"Our technological innovation has superseded our moral & ethical innovation." - Nathaniel Raymond’s powerful call for a human right to information. #poptech via @emilyjacobi

October 21st, 2013
The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal.
David Brin via @NitiBhan's Perspective blog
October 21st, 2013
This is a new terrain in which information becomes almost a substance, a new material with the power to reshape social arrangement, in which the city becomes a continuous building site in a very literal sense, in which things and people vibrate and oscillate around the globe in an ecstatic consumption of energy, in which the modernist search for the authentic is an anachronism, in which restlessness is the current cultural condition.
David Greene, Archigram
October 20th, 2013
Design can empower or disempower us in every aspect of our lives. It helps us to make sense of changes of any type, whether they’re scientific or technological, political, environmental, economic or social.
Alice Rawsthorn via: Seeking smart solutions
October 18th, 2013
On Design and the Humantities: Culture Is Not Always Popular. Thanks @aaretz for the pointer.

On Design and the Humantities: Culture Is Not Always Popular. Thanks @aaretz for the pointer.

October 15th, 2013

Happy to have my talk at Design Research Conference “sketchnoted" by Stefani Bachetti. Video and slides to come.

October 10th, 2013
Before there can be greater social acceptance of big data’s role in decision-making, especially within government, it must also appear fair, and have an acceptable degree of predictability, transparency, and rationality.
October 10th, 2013
The absolute majority of schooled designers and architects that graduated from the modernist design schools in the past 50 years has been neither able nor willing to design in any of the other stylistic idiom.
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