The type of thinking that expects the latest technology to save us only leads to disillusionment when it obviously fails to do just that.
Andres Guadamuz summarizes in his post from his talk on the republica 2017 about the developing of the original ideas behind connecting many computers. Instead of writing about "the good old days" he describes possible solutions from different perspectives.
Actively building positive relationships after a difficult conversation is not easy, but it is a muscle you can build and it gets easier with practice. It can also give you a reputation as a go-to problem solver and collaborator [...]
Dolores Bernardo wrote about concrete further steps after a tough conversation at work for creating a long term relationships and moving the conversation forward.
What really scares me about the rise of aggregated, averaged, auto-completed culture isn’t just that I feel it chipping away at my own vocabulary, but I fear it will teach young people how to speak via an anonymous algorithm before they can develop their own splendid, flawed voices, before they can invent new words, and new forms of self-expression, that will enrich our culture and progress as a society
Digital technology doesn’t die — it just ages really, really fast. Even the richest digital security resources become quickly out-of-date, and while there are a remarkable number of toolkits and guides for learning digital self-defense, relatively few have information you can use right now. This “meta-guide” highlights current resources, and tips on keeping them timely and relevant.
A really great collection of articles and guides to protect your digital live.
Designers are neither afraid of complexity nor numbers. This is one the results of the survey to my master thesis, »Data and the Influence on User Centred Design«. I asked UX Designers about their relation with (personal) data in their working life. 150 of them took some time and answered the survey. The report gives an insight how designers and their teams work in different environments.
Whether you like it or not, whether you approve it or not, people outside of your design team are making significant design choices that affect your customers in important ways. They are designing your product. They are designers
Daniel Burka describes the influence of every member outside of design teams and their influence on the design itself.
[...] What it needs is designers willing to be risk-takers — to explore, question, and iterate in pursuit of meaningful innovation. It needs designers willing to fix the problems that haven’t been solved yet, that can make a difference in users’ lives.
If you want to have an impact, be that kind of designer. Work with companies doing that kind of work.
And maybe then they’ll stop asking you to make PowerPoints.
Great article about the changes of the design field and challenges that we face on a daily basis.
What does this all mean? Essentially, it means that every single thing you do on Facebook, and if you’re logged in, on other websites, is potentially tracked by Facebook, and saved on their servers.
However, with Facebook, there’s a twist. It has an entire engineering team dedicated to building tools to make data easier to query with SQL-like language built on top of Hadoop, with Hive, and, although Facebook claims that access is strictly controlled, some accounts say otherwise.
Really frightening in which detail facebook is aggregating data from it's users and how it seems to be handled internal.