The world is not yet finished, but everyone is behaving as if everything was known. This is not true. In fact, the computer world as we know it is based upon one tradition that has been waddling along for the last fifty years, growing in size and ungainliness, and is essentially defining the way we do everything. My view is that today’s computer world is based on techie misunderstandings of human thought and human life. And the imposition of inappropriate structures throughout the computer is the imposition of inappropriate structures on the things we want to do in the human world.
If you’re interested in working on a simple, modular, Sass based UI framework, I’m going to be hacking on one. Definitely give that bird a fork if you’re so inclined.
It’s called Glob.
Had a great time at Brooklyn Beta last week.
The single quote that I wrote down happened to be from Tim O’Reilly’s talk. There were many great quotes, but I only wrote this one down.
The skill of writing is creating a context in which other people can think
He said it was a quote from someone else, I can’t remember who. But I really resonate with this idea, I think this is why I love writing and in turn, why I love design. Creating contexts for other people to work/think/create is an incredibly rewarding job.
There has been lots of talk recently at the high, behavioral level of design methodology about Christensen’s “Jobs to be Done”.
Ryan Singer has been sharing his thoughts about incorporating it into his Product Design process for some time now.
This morning I read Alan Klement’s thoughts about replacing User Stories with “Job Stories”.
I like the ideas behind Jobs to be Done, it’s just hard not to get caught up in overly simplifying how wildly complex human behavior is.
a social network without an “add friend” button
trying out the zsh paradigm because of what seems like good community and momentum around the oh-my-zsh layer on top of the zen.
Is there a omz comparison for bash?
Are there any studies about productivity while working on a computer and listening to music at the same time?
Apps / Tools I use every day as a Product Designer and Co-founder.
I added GitHub twice on purpose. I don’t know how we would work without it. We use it for every part of our software development process as well and project management and 70% of our communication with partners. It’s absolutely essential to both our Product Development workflow as well as our communication workflow.
Apps/tools I’m looking Into
Is it possible to intentionally induce variance in personal experiences to increase creative expression?
Is it possible not to have routine? Does not having routine become routine?
It’s difficult to recognize the implications of other people’s work in our lives. The people and time who created the complicated tools we use, the words we read… etc.
Is everything we do a direct result of the work of other people? I think this is why invention is much more combinatory creativity than it is pure creation.
An interesting way to estimate the health of a company/group of people - The interchange of possessive pronouns; Mine, Yours, Ours.
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