May 11, 2020

May Mood

Rick McCloskey 1972 Van Nuys

(via Design You Trust)

May 10, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Pictograms

May 3, 2020

Digital Cubicles

Simon Terry:

Right now around the world people are working from home in new digital cubicles. We may not be in the office, but we are in new boxes of isolation in our homes.

None of this digital transformation has anything to do with how many video images your videoconferencing platform shows on screen in meetings. What matter is how organisations and individuals work, learn and adapt. The real value is not to work on digital tools. The value creation occurs when we work, learn and adapt in new ways.

May 2, 2020

The Design Squiggle

It’s Creative Commons!

The Process of Design Squiggle by Damien Newman,

April 30, 2020

Don’t Build

Paul Ford:

Silicon Valley VCs want us to build” right now, but build what? It’s like telling someone sitting in a field of wheat that you’re ready for your pizza. We probably don’t need more blockchains or skyscrapers. We probably do need more bike lanes and nurse practitioners. But who the hell knows?

Don’t build! Because you’ll build the same damn thing you built before. Make lists of broken things. Hospitals shouldn’t have to cut salaries in a crisis; schools shouldn’t be food banks, telemedicine shouldn’t have waiting rooms. The future is right in front of us. It’s ugly as hell, and it’s being hacked together on mobile phones. Learn new tools and think how the tools could fix the broken things.

April 29, 2020

Your privacy depends on other people

Zeynep Tufekci:

There is no longer such a thing as individually opting out” of our privacy-compromised world.

Your privacy online depends on how other people treat what they think is their information.