April 26, 2012
Don’t think of your portfolio as a collection of deliverables. Think of it as a collection of stories about how you do your best work.
Jared M. Spool
CEO & Founding Principal of User Interface Engineering
Source: “A Great Portfolio Isn’t a Collection of Deliverables”
April 19, 2012
The most successful enterprise software focuses on the end user first and the reporting second. Meaningful reporting comes from quality input.
Director of Mobile User Experience at Salesforce.com
April 14, 2012
We go through the trouble of translating works because we want to learn about the culture, but it turns out that culture is the hardest thing to translate.
J. Philip Gabriel
Translator of Author Haruki Murakami’s Works
Source: “Found in translation” by Soojin Chang
Via: “Something for the Weekend” by The Casual Optimist
April 9, 2012
Most companies (including web startups) are looking ‘wow’ with their products, when in reality what they should be looking for is an ‘of course’ reaction from their users.’
Chief Innovation Officer at Fjord
Source: “The of course principle of design” by Om Malik
Via: Daring Fireball
Labels: Design Activism
April 4, 2012
Helen Walters, Writer and Researcher at Doblin: “Yet I deeply worry about our wider inability to understand that stories and journalism are intricately related—and that we all have a responsibility to ensure we do not fabricate in the name of truth-telling, even with the best of intentions, or, seriously, without clarity of context. Journalism, as I know first hand, is incredibly hard work, made easier by the temptation to cut corners, tell neater stories or tie up awkward loose ends. Yet the best in the business describe the complexity of life and society without resorting to any of these tactics. The best storytellers in the business do the same. … Let’s treat our world’s citizens as adults and engage them in a thoughtful, considered way that does not resort to ‘truthiness’ or lies.”
Source: “Mike Daisey’s Unfortunate Truthiness”
April 3, 2012
Prejudices must be broken down, ruts avoided, and new paths or old forgotten ones explored if the artist is to perform one of [her or] his most important functions, that of broadening our visual world.
Designer and Author