- “When you’re a parent, you don’t really ‘make’ a baby, in a certain sense. You’re kind of a conduit for the baby. We’re conduits for this technology. But we also can have a lot of say about the character of it.” An insightful and inspiring interview with Kevin Kelly on the role of technology in our lives.
- “A new word can clarify nebulous problems that lack a name, as well as identifying a solution or idea that people can assemble behind.” Towards a crowdsourced glossary of “long-terminology.”
- Lots of good stuff in Dan Saffer’s favorite design articles of 2020.
- Mastery is a lifelong commitment. I recently read a book by George Leonard that explains the mindset required for mastery and gives pointers for the journey. My notes.
- A useful construct: Peter Merholz’s “framework for thinking about the different aspects of [design] leadership, rooted in four archetypes.”
- 10 information architecture resources from the folks at Optimal Workshop.
- Jeff Eaton on the distinctions between domain models, content models, and data models.
- A roundtable discussion on pluriversal design from a group of eminent design thought leaders. (H/t Eric Knudtson)
- A collection of tools and mini-courses for clear thinking. (H/t Robert Haisfield.)
- Greatness isn’t guaranteed, but we can try to create the conditions that make it possible.
- Painting with mathematics. 🤯<p>A version of this post first appeared in my newsletter. Subscribe to receive posts like this in your inbox every Sunday.</p>
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