Now is a Good Time to be a Designer

Tim Brown of IDEO recently wrote that “much of what we are able to do with design is dependent on the context in which we ask our questions.” After all, as he understands it “an innovatoris someone who is able to ask a question that no one else has thought to ask.” Even better, one […]

Out with Analog

I have always wondered if we are going in the right direction with all of our technologies. Today, many seem to be contemplating the difference between an analog world and the digital. Either way, they are both rather indicative of the advanced technologies of their times. Today’s┬ádigital world is rather encompassing and pervasive. When riding […]

Off to a Silly Start

This morning a coworker linked me to a description of a new PhD to be offered by RIT. Sadly, the topic and title for this new PhD is “Sustainability.” Linguists and Philosophers involved in the field of ecologically conscious design at all levels understand the problem with using the word sustainable to define solutions. The […]

Following up on the Small World

The concept of the Small World and the chain-links gripped me. This post follows on that discussion. A fascinating game grew out of this discussion. One of us suggested performing the following experiment to prove that the population of the Earth is closer together now than they have ever been before. We should select any […]