Category Archives: Design

Universal Design Praxis

I find the term Design Thinking inadequate. First, the term Design Thinking belongs to IDEO. As far as I know, they made the term up, they use it for marketing and it remains closely associated with them. It is uncomfortably … Continue reading

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Goliath vs Pebble

I’m going to get really concrete for a change, and talk about the apparent design philosophies and approaches of Apple Watch vs Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel. Disclosure: I have a very strong preference for Pebble, I predict they … Continue reading

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Gorging ouroboros

Every philosophy is a philosophy of some kind of life. For too many generations philosophers have philosophized about philosophizing to philosophers philosophizing about philosophizing. This has turned philosophy into something exasperatingly inapplicable to anything important to anyone except a professional … Continue reading

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Overcoming empathy

A disempathic world view: “We may be accused of lacking empathy, but this supposed deficiency is actually an efficiency, not only because there are convenient statistical workarounds, but because the very object of empathy is entirely useless. People can and … Continue reading

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On fighting well

I’ve been married for 23 years, exactly half of my life. I have two daughters. At times they have asked my wife and me how we’ve pulled it off. My answer has been: don’t try to avoid fights; learn to … Continue reading

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Gewollt

Gewollt – Ge’-volt (adj.) deliberate, intentional, intended (piece of art) contrived, awkward, cheesy * Gewollt occurs when art, which is supposed to be the exhibition of concrete, tacit qualities, is produced by explicit and general categories. Nietzsche said it well: … Continue reading

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The Republic of Reality

represent |repri-zent| verb [with obj.] ┬ábe entitled or appointed to act or speak for (someone), especially in an official capacity. constitute; amount to. depict (a particular subject) in a picture or other work of art formal state or point out … Continue reading

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