Faraday Cage Fight

Jul 25

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“Quality — as in “fitness for purpose” — lives in the structure of a product. A lack of quality is a lack of structure, and a lack of structure is, ultimately, a lack of thought. One does not find a solid structure by following some simple method. We deepen the structure by deepening our thought on the product. Our role as designers is to put thought into things. And that’s why most websites, clients, and jobs suck, and will always suck. Everybody hates to think, because everybody hates to listen, everybody hates to reflect, and we all hate to use our imagination. Structuring websites is painful because thinking is painful. It is less painful to just rely on a technique. It is less painful to blame the client, the method, or the organization. You can wail about this and make snarky comments as much as you want, but no technique or technology is going to solve a lack of thought. On the contrary! Adding stronger, faster, more technology is going to amplify our thoughtlessness. And that’s why the plastic soup of data we’re fouling our online oceans with is not making us any better at solving tangible problems.” — Putting Thought Into Things | Information Architects

“The whole point of ‘digital’, the very opportunity of it, is that you don’t have to segment people like this. They segment themselves by looking for the thing they want to do.” — Russell Davies: activities not audiences

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Now that’s a proper house-warming present. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1mLaKKr

Now that’s a proper house-warming present. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1mLaKKr

Ridiculous. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1phjd9X

Ridiculous. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1phjd9X

Jul 24

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Jul 23

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A People's History of Tattooine (with tweets) · tcarmody · Storify

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Roid’s Roland TR Series – The Drum Machine as Space Station | Dataisnature

Jul 22

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