I've seen this a bit of this lately. If you want to know what its about, I'm not going to go into much detail here but here is a link to it on Wikipedia. I watched the videos, heard the mutterings in hallways, meetings and read references in other articles. To me the reality of it is it's something that many of us already do. It can also be used for more than just design. Whether its creating an application, making dinner or a carefully crafted meme, the process is actually generic enough to wor…Continue Reading
A pet peeve of mine are those who are direct out of habit rather than necessity. Being direct, I have to say has a time and a place. Even with that said I'm a big fan of whenever a person communicates, especially those unknown, never ever spare the pleasantries. It is just plain being polite. Thinking back to early writing classes, I recall statements like "trying to know your audience" or "maintaining proper tone". Being direct sets a tone that not everyone can appreciate for the way in wh…Continue Reading
There is a concept of when you buy something, it costs an amount based off of what it's value is. The problem I always run into is how anything brought to market equates the value charged to the cost. Let's put the quantification of "how much the product is cost to bring it to market aside" and focus on the intrinsic costs of it on the consumer.
There is the "why you need it" argument, an amount to match what it'll take to get it. There is often the "who its better than" argument but the diffic…Continue Reading