design

Why are we still doing this to each other? It’s thankfully been a really long time since I’ve been invited to a recurring meeting. But I heard a couple mentions of them last week, and it brought back terrible pre-Basecamp memories. It reminded me that not everyone is so lucky — many people…

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I’m not picking on Twitter in particular, but its trajectory illustrates a systemic problem. Designers and programmers are great at inventing software. We obsess over every aspect of that process: the tech we use, our methodology, the way it looks, and how it performs. Unfortunately we’re not nearly as obsessed…

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Do I see a trend of software becoming simpler? Yes and no. Let’s look at cars. Many people think Ford’s Model T was the “first car”. It wasn’t. Or they think it was the first mass produced car. It wasn’t that either. One of the big reasons for its success…

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