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 digital world is rather encompassing and pervasive. When riding…

Cool Services

Just this Monday, during a brainstorming meeting for a new company, a friend of mine (Cody A. Ray) and I were paid one hell of a compliment (as we see it). See, the current team founding this company consists of five college-age guys, so I tend to think others my age are as up to…

Intellectual and Artistic Works

I stumbled upon a great statement while reading The Macintosh Way by Guy Kawaski. “Macintosh software products are intellectual and artistic works. Like painting, sculpture, or music, they cannot be combined and remain either intellectual or artistic.” This statement is exactly how I was thinking as I delivered my opinion during last year’s executive board…

Flexibility

“In high technology you never have enough data to make a completely informed decision, there are few precedents to copy, and the landscape changes as you try to paint it. It’s like shooting at a moving target from a moving platform in pitch-black darkness. Because of the rapid change, you need an organization that can…

The Pressure of Progress

There is so much occuring. Many changes each day, like grains of sand moving through the hour glass. With fresh eyes we see the world as it is and as it is becoming. Today, social media and tomorrow, the world. Our societies are fast merging, melding, coupling. In little time we will be one, brothers…

Physical Determinism vs Cultural Difference

I need to thank my urban studio professors for somehow selecting me as the one student in our section to read Peter Calthorpe’s The Next American Metropolis in order to brief my peers. The book is written by a practitioner and not a pure academic. It may just be me, but it appeals. I find it…