When I first started this job, I assumed my services were sought only by the very busy, or people who couldn't string together a sentence on their own. I've since realized these assumptions are not true. Most of the people I work for already have assistants (to whom I've also written emails, in the voice of my client) and they use me like a su […]
While releasing this data with “No Rights Reserved” was a significant milestone for MoMA, a bigger cultural shift lies behind the records that are marked “not curator approved.” More than half of the records included in this data release have incomplete information and may contain errors. There is established evidence that researchers want online access to c […]
I ask because I think that these emotions are the logical result of a culture that breaks us down and assesses us, makes us feel like we’re worth more if we’re powerful, if we’re rich, if we’re known. A culture that makes us feel like maybe we’ll be loved more if we have those things, and if we are those things. So if the question is, “Why am I hot?” I think […]
Why this insistent emphasis on choices and filtering now? It’s obvious: when everything is available, within reach, accessible, the problem becomes not one of scarcity but of abundance. Where to find, amid the glut, what is right for you? How to separate the music from the noise? Pre-internet (and before there was a host of world music guidebooks), I used to […]
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“I have a belief that the small things in life are very important. If we don’t get pleasure from the small things, the rather ordinary things, then we’re stuffed. Caring about making your food look lovely is part of that.
Start with needs* 2Do less 3Design with data 4Do the hard work to make it simple 5Iterate. Then iterate again. 6This is for everyone 7Understand context 8Build digital services, not websites 9Be consistent, not uniform 10Make things open: it makes things better