In a recent post about career capital at the Thesis Whisperer, Inger was writing about the idea of taking a craftsperson-like approach to growing “rare and valuable” skills. It’s good advice. What I am beginning to see in all the people who are genuinely excited about the uncertainty of their PhD future is a commitment […]
The brief period of time when a self-driving car hands back control to the human driver is just a little bit disorienting.
Hey, look the Chief Scientist has similar opinions to me about that value of university degrees.
This is an interesting Q&A with Tom Emmett – artisan, who is one of my current undergrad students, about his artistic and design practice. Source: Q&A with Tom Emmett – artisan
Can you do research by designing? I think it depends on what you mean by “research” and by “designing”. It might even depend on what you mean by “by”. Friedman (2008) doesn’t think practice is research: The notion of ‘research by design’ is [an ill-considered] idea, conflating practice and research in ways that make explicit theory development […]
Steven Sinofsky’s comprehensive post about CES this year is staggering because: it’s so product centric (though the post is called “observations for product people) it’s clear that CES, and possibly by extension The Valley are kind of stuck. It was all more of the same shiny-shiny.
At UX Australia 2015 I presented “What we talk about when we talk about Airport User Experience”. https://speakerdeck.com/benkraal/airport-user-experience Because I was talking about several years of academic research, I promised to provide links to the various papers that my colleagues and I published about airport user experience. The background document is now available.
Maciej Cegłowski on failed Boeing Supersonic planes, the Singularity and the internet of cats. Highly recommended.