I don’t know if my youthful fear of math originated within me or was a response to external cues and gendered expectations. Likely, it was a combination of the two. But I do know that no one ever challenged that belief; until that moment in that classroom in the spring of my freshman year, no one ever said, “Hey, you’re good at this.”
Our now-instinctual response to the unrelenting stream of information we’re subjected to every waking hour: Share first, ask questions later. Better yet: Let someone else ask the questions. Better still: What was the question again?
A symbol for the fact that life can be a bit more fun. A bit more interesting. A bit more exciting. Because to be perfectly honest, life isn’t always that great. And that’s exactly why you need movies, literature and magazines that are just the way your life isn’t.
Being a professional has nothing to do with talent, knowledge, or experience. In my opinion, being a professional means you’re reliable.
Your mom has no idea who Milton Glaser is.
“I need some information please.”
“Here you go.”
Too many sites have forgotten that this is all we want from them.
Being criticized is never easy. Somehow everybody is somewhat right. Even the worst troll has to operate with a grain of truth.
Good design is one part technology to two parts psychology and a swig of art history. Stir just until the lumps disappear.
A classic does not necessarily teach us anything we did not know before. We sometimes discover something we have always known.
Data can tell us everything; except why we love, yearn, wonder, imagine, grow, need, live, and die.
The major problem with unsolicited redesigns is that they’re by nature uninformed. Without having access to the same user data as Facebook, how could you properly redesign Facebook? Without knowing Facebook’s goals and objectives, how can you design towards them?
Much like wood, I believe screens have grain: a certain way they’ve grown and matured that describes how they want to be treated. The grain is what gives the material its identity and tells you the best way to use it. Figure out the grain, and you know how to natively design for screens.
It’s a software world. And because of software, it’s a soft world in a different sense, in the original sense of the word: it changes its shape easily.
The accuser is also failing to recognize that there is, in all likelihood, a finite number of ways to “solve” any given task. Is it so completely unbelievable to assume that another talented individual happened to arrive at a similar conclusion as themselves? It’s just as easy to give someone the benefit of the doubt as it is to assume the worst of them.