…It was initially thought to be an asteroid, but turns out that it was probably the S-IVB third stage of Apollo 12.
Intuition is a form of pattern recognition.
Feelings are shortcuts to patterns our mind recognizes. They are shortcuts for decisions we have made in the past. 1
This means your intuition will become like the things you expose yourself to. Expose yourself to junk and you will have an intuitive love for junk.Continued…
Avoid programming side effects. Dabble in them judiciously, because once you introduce them, you give up easy concurrency.Continued…
A certain recipe serves 3, but the cook is only cooking for 2, so she needs to 2/3 all of the ingredients. The recipe calls for 3/4 cup of flour. The cook measures out 3/4 cup of flour, spreads it into a circle on the counter, takes a 1/3 piece out of the circle and puts it back into the bag. That's 2/3 of 3/4.
Some people would be horrified that this person can‘t multiply fractions, but I find the solution delightful. It’s concrete, visual, tangible, direct. As opposed to the conventional approach of “canceling out the 3 on the top and bottom”, which has no physical meaning whatsoever in this case.Continued…
When trying to define new markets, look at constraints people typically face:
— Clayton Christensen (paraphrased)Continued…
Questions are places in your mind where answers fit. If you haven't asked the question, the answer has nowhere to go.Continued…
If you double the number of experiments you do per year, you're going to double your inventiveness.
— Jeff BezosContinued…
Technology, art, systems and services are becoming increasingly tangled. We call the result "products". Good design is knotting these threads into something useful.
I'm a user experience designer and front-end engineer, exploring the in-between spaces of product design.
I'm always learning. These notes are the bits and pieces I pick up along the way.
I work at at Mozilla, where I design and prototype interactive product concepts. I also occasionally teach.