Geddy Lee (of Rush, in case you don’t know) is a bass player, a keyboardist, a singer, and a designer. Yes, a designer. But I think all musicians are designers at heart.
From my notes at Maria Guidice’s talk about the Rise of the DEO at the St. Louis Art Museum on Tuesday. I’ve got more, just not yet.
Irony has all but collapsed in the face of absurdity; even as science becomes day-to-day business, ignorance won’t stop screaming as it realizes it can only survive as the willful kind. People are fracturing into xenophobic tribes, in fear of the infinite information that breaks down certainty and complacency.
Caught the tail end of a story on NPR about naming the newly discovered Planet 9 where someone stated, “The naming of something as important as a planet should be done by society as a whole, not a couple of guys in California drinking coffee.” My first thought was, as long as it has the name of a Roman god who really cares. But then I thought, “Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde.”
On the hunt for an open source mind-mapping package I can install on my own – or someone else’s – servers.
Only now are we starting to get to a point where computing resources aren’t holding interfaces back anymore. With today’s devices, everything can be animated—and increasingly everything is. The problem is that the design process hasn’t caught up to this change in technology. For the most part, interfaces are still conceived as separate, static screens and then linked together with relatively crude animations.
Just spent some quality time with the Social Media Club St. Louis and Vernon Ross talking about podcasting. One of these days…. More to follow.
Since this shows up in my notebook (in fact is the thumbnail for the video), figured I should include the link and image for Ickigai.
As much as I work out loud online, I still can’t shake my pen and paper habit. This year I’ve taken a blank (well, grid) notebook and designed my own using features from notebooks I’ve used in the past.
The bottleneck for success often is not knowledge of the tools, but lack of understanding of the customer needs.