- Axis Thinking: Brian Eno on how possibility spaces open up “when a stable duality dissolves into a proliferating and unstable sea of hybrids.”
- From the archive: Prescriptive and descriptive labels.
- “The islands of certainty that we’ve occupied, they’re shrinking. The problems we were putting off until to tomorrow, they’re here. The world is looking increasingly…unknown. We need maps to guide us through these uncharted times.” Stephen P. Anderson’s recent EuroIA keynote provides such a map.
- “While the core educational focus of most technical curricula is to increase the capacity for inventive technical solutions, we see a need for these solutions to also increase social interconnectedness and resilience.” Charlotte Hochman and Kristian Simsarian offer four ways to help students understand human systems.
- “After over a decade of pushing to make our product experiences simple, straightforward and human, our Facebook Product Content Strategy team has realized that it’s time to apply those important principles to our own title.” They’re moving on from content strategy towards “content design.”
- Many designers focus primarily on the tangible aspects of their work, such as screens. But only by understanding models can they ensure design directions are strategically and ethically sound.
- Interviews with healthcare workers from around the world and what their homescreens say about their lives during the pandemic.
- Video: Metadata – “You know you want it!” (h/t Kate Rutter)
- I’m tackling a complex new (for me) subject and planning to use the Feynman technique for learning.
- A critical appreciation of the work of Christopher Alexander.<p>A version of this post first appeared in my newsletter. Subscribe to receive posts like this in your inbox every other Sunday.</p>
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