Apple is a fashion brand that makes jewelry that connects to the internet – Chris Messina Advertisements
In short, the “big five” tech companies are all in the early stages of a race to wean us off of the graphical interface, the open web, and the app ecosystem, and train us to use their respective A.I. assistants as our primary portal to the internet. –Will Oremus in Slate
“The next great design monuments won’t be easily displayed in a design museum. –Has Jonathan Ive Designed Himself Out Of Existence?
There’s nothing wrong with following a career path you chose when you were 18. But why is it held up as the ideal?
Fastco had this piece on myths about the future of UX. It’s mostly about VR but is more about novophilia and hype. Some of my industrial design honours students are looking at VR. They’ve got good nuanced understandings of VR, what it’s going to be for and the implications of what those changes might mean. […]
Robot cars are just around the corner, but are confused by someone’s bin on the street.
Via Experientia’s Putting People First, this post about Target’s CEO doing in-home observations and interviews with consumers. But then this: “No one knows I am the CEO of Target when I do that,” Cornell said during a question-and-answer session with reporters. “They don’t even know we’re from Target. We will interview them. I have sat with […]
Design jobs will be about making the rich even more comfortable. Apparently.
Drawing gods, non-humans and mortals together.
Obliquely working out loud.
There’s a fascinating recent post by Sam Livingstone for Car Design Research on The Rental Car Design Flip. Livingstone says that as more cars are “shared” then the interior design will become what people care about, rather than the exterior. This is a challenge to traditional automotive design. This interior over exterior design-flip looks likely to […]
It is precisely the failure to recognise that things have a moral valence that gives rise to technocracy PP Verbeek, What Things Do, p216