Recent Stuff

Embracing Constraint

It seems that we can arrive at impressive innovations that change the world by actually exploring and embracing the elements that bound us.

Beyond User Centrism

I am a somewhat incorrigible hair-splitter. I suppose that comes from an earnest belief that great things (or at least interesting things) often come from those spaces in-between the fine lines of the prevailing pattern that we perceive as the surface and extent of something.

The Place where Cars Catch Fire

This headline relates to a story in Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. It is a funny anecdote that illustrates some cognitive processes that govern the way we form impressions and underscores how important it is to consistently produce high quality experiences.

Value Driven

I'm continuing to noodle away at this Value-Driven (Idea to Implementation) process. I think I've got something a little simpler now.

The Web Application Framework

The fact that Windows 8 and WinRT will host Web technologies natively got me thinking.

Revisiting Idea to Implementation

In a previous post, I laid down some initial thinking on a flexible framework that would make it easier to manage the way we move from idea to implementation.

The No-Compromise Compromise

During the Build keynotes, Microsoft made a point of referring to Windows 8 as a "no compromise" reimagining of Windows for all devices. The touch-first aspect may be able to make that claim, but there was a big fat turd of a compromise in another part of the system.

Scope of Self Importance

So, why is social media so successful? We're all, at some scope, fairly insignificant. I'm pretty sure I don't mean much to an exploding star. Hell, I don't mean much beyond my family. And that's the point... within a limited scope of existence, we all matter. It seems perhaps that social media, with it's bottom-up approach, allows one to build a scope of existence that enhances significance.