Posts Tagged ‘design’
October 6th, 2011
I think about Pascal’s premise that “le meilleur est l’enemie de le bon.” and I think about the premise in Don Norman’s “The Invisible Computer,” that, in effect, “good enough is good enough.”
Today, I’m thinking that Steve Jobs showed us that the world doesn’t have to be that way.
Certainly, in the days to come, eloquence far surpassing my shrill scribbles will encapsulate his legacy and genius. Yet tonight, as I sit in this yuppie steakhouse in Stamford, CT, and drink perhaps one too many bourbons (for in my family’s world view, tragic deaths require whiskey), I relish the “insanely great” inspiration he’s given us…and me. Where Nils Lofgren called Keith Richard his “main inspirer” in his song “Keith Don’t Go,” I see Jobs as that sage to me.
Requiescat in pace, Steve.
May 25th, 2010
Wow–this rant is right on the money.
She’s completely right: If you don’t have the money to invest in your business, why should I?
April 22nd, 2009
Mr. Zimmerman sure had it right.
It seems that every time I turn around, I’m looking at my blog and its paucity of content. Such is the life of an internal employee.
Now, however, might just be the time to move on out there. The field of user experience is–controversies over just what it is notwithstanding–more mainstream than ever before. In 2002 I started Sokohl & Associates, but the dotCom crash back then erased any chance of strong success. So I worked on it part time, choosing to do stints with the Federal Reserve, DigitalNet/BAE, Keane, and then most recently PracticeWorks. A mix of innie and outie UX work in some form or another, these positions also helped me hone skills, thoughts, and crafts.
No doubt our current economy presents challenges…heck, challenges just to stay solvent. As companies reduce their forces, as it were, the work still remains, for the most part. So perhaps now is the time. Perhaps I need to change with the times.