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“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

Just make a difference

Michael Beirut in his recent piece about graphic design in the age of social media highlights amazing moments and not so effective. At the end he writes: The graphic designer who has played the most dramatic role in the rise of Occupy Wall Street, isn't Shepard Fairey or Jake Levitas. On ...

Higher Ed: It’s never just been about educating people

Today Bill Gates at the new Techonomy conference (which looks like an amazing event/organization) suggested that In Five Years The Best Education Will Come From The Web. It is a great read via @techcrunch who have been covering this conference really well. But reading this and listening to the Gov. of ...

Why people who favor open systems are at a disadvantage?

It's not even an insurmountable disadvantage. Just a disadvantage. I go back and forth with my appreciation for and my disfavor of open systems. I believe that everyone has taken sides in the world. You either believe in government or you don't. That is to say, you believe that agencies can ...

James Howard Kunstler speaks to SCAD faculty RE: the global energy crisis

Today was my first quarterly faculty meeting at SCAD. I was pleasantly surprised that besides the usual boring policy statements and announcements there was a fantastic keynote speaker, James Howard Kunstler. Once more the speaker was somoene I didn't know but whom I really loved listening to. I took the opportunity ...

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My fundraising letter for Obama

(Disclaimer/Apology: I'm sorry if you got duplicates of this. If you are a non-USer I hope you will feel engaged enough to see the importance of this message and to pass it on to your own personal network.) In case all this text isn't necessary and I had you at "Hello" ...

Help me reach my goal to help Barack!

I'm trying to raise $10,000 to help Barack Obama. Go here and to donate: Dave's Barack Obama Fundraising Site

Some things transcend design – Help me help Barack Obama re-design the US

Tonight I made a decision. After a deep debate with my friend @zakiwarfel (twitter reference ID) I decided to put my money where my mouth is in a direct way. First, I'm going to cut to the chase. Yup! I am going to ask you to donate to the Barack ...

Humanitarian Design

I thought I'd let mey loyal readers know about Humanitarian International Design Organization (HIDO).

I am disgusted to be an American Today

I usually stay away from Politics, but this touches home way too much today. Can we really allow paranoia to begin to set customer service policy in our travel? What sparks this usual design blogger to post such a set of political questions? Yesteday through the glory of Digg.com I came across ...

Nussbaum asks why aren’t designers helping with peace in the Middle East

Bruce Nussbaum, the design evangelist and managing editor at BusinessWeek, asks people on his blog why aren't designers out there doing more to create social change. An attempt at such a drastic envisioning was done in a book called "Next Jerusalem". It is a compliation by Public Policy people, Landscapers, Architects, ...

Will the Google subpoena ruin the attention economy?

Google's search records have been subpoenaed by the US Justice Department as part of their crack down of pornography. (Pornography causes terrorism! Didn't you hear?) ... Attention is a new market theory that relies on company's abilities to be able to gather data about its users and guarantee that their ...

When a great designer does the wrong good design

Right now in Brooklyn there is a battle being waged. The classic battler of progress vs. quality of life. Brooklyn is facing a huge renassaince. Almost every neighborhood has seen huge improvements from East New York to Bay Ridge. Brooklyn is now THE place to live in New York City ...

New Year’s Followup

Well a lot of people probably think I spouted a bunch of nonsense and did nothing about it. The reality is that I spent $35 total on my New Year's celebrating and gave $40 to Oxfam &/or Doctors Without Borders through the host of our event at the "Hope and ...

Tidal wave should cause pause

I have so much; I waste so much. Instead of being decadent tomorrow night, maybe we should take pause, and put the resources of decadence towards a higher priority this New Year's. http://www.moveon.org/tsunamirelief/ There are many, many, many more places to give to. My suggestion for the night is to tea-total. Have fun ...

February 19th 2015
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My Google Story from Interaction15 Week

Storytelling and Interaction Design – Talk

Here is the talk I gave at From Business to Buttons 2014 this month in Stockholm. It was a wonderfully produced day-long event that left everyone begging for more. This talk is about how Storytelling as a framework for Interaction Design can be very useful not just in explaining design, ...

Re-looking at T-types and collaboration in UX

Rethinking my T-type (maybe even my I-type) against the commodity, firmness, desirability framework ala Vitruvius. I’m pretty much focused on commodity, utility or usefulness. This doesn't mean I don't understand the greater whole that the triumvirate express together so well. It means that my self-admitted mindset and bias focuses my attention ...

Why I create stories as an interaction designer

1. I play act in my mind, in my sketches, in my physical play possibilities where structure doesn't only map against the frame of narrative, but the framework for how we process experiences. 2. The written words and pictures are crafted artifacts from which to evaluate realism of personas (characters); contexts (setting), ...

Thoughts on code, programming, design, production, development, technology and Oh! Design

I apologize for throwing this 4000 word essay out there like this. I thought and thought and just didn't know where else to put it. I hope someone enjoys it. Yesterday a very respected colleague, who I also call friend (not in that Facebook way, but in that pre-Internet kinda-way), wrote ...

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