User behavior always evolves much faster than companies can keep up – Karen M – bdconf podcast Guess we have to expect we will always be one step behind.
Good Design and the Good Society
To many people good design is often regarded as an aesthetic veneer that can be peeled on and off, but good design should underscore all decisions about our environment, because it refers to how things work – not just how they look. Good design is about functionality, performance and quality as much as it is […]
Survival is not mandatory
… but it’s key that we don’t forget that It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. – W. Edwards Deming
The one most adaptable to change
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin I think we often tend to forget that this quote is the crux of Darwin’s theory, not survival of the fittest.
It’s Time to Evolve
Folks, it’s time to evolve ideas. You know, evolution did not end with us growing thumbs. You do know that, right? Didn’t end there. We’re at a point now where we’re going to have to evolve ideas. The reason the world’s so fucked up is we’re undergoing evolution. And the reason our institutions, our traditional […]
The Problem with a Meritocracy
The problem is if you really believe in a society where those who merit to get to the top, get to the top, you’ll also, by implication … believe in a society where those who deserve to get to the bottom also get to the bottom and stay there. Alain de Botton In his talk A […]
“The computer can’t tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what’s missing is the eyebrows.” Frank Zappa
Less, but better
Good design is as little design as possible Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity. Ten principles for good design – Dieter Rams
It’s a little late and I should be in bed with a book, but instead my face is lit up from the glow of my iPad as I succumb to the need to write down my thoughts. A friend posted an article titled “Why Mobile Will Dominate the Future of Media and Advertising“. After reading […]
Rather than surrender to bureaucracy, take it upon yourself to break it. The 99% – http://bit.ly/szsQbE Try breaking up the ice with questions like: “Why does it feel like we are having the same meeting and discussion, over and over again?” “Why don’t we just try it and see what happens?” “Specifically what (or who) […]