- Sep 2020
The idea of a web browser being something we can comprehend, of a web page being something that more people can make, feels exciting to me.
and then build pages that start to expose & let the user play with the dom. start to build experiences that bridge the gap into the machine/page.
and keep going. keep going. build wilder web experiences. build more machines. and keep building battlesuits for the user, out of more componenets, out of more web, to let them wrestle & tangle with & manipulate & experiment & hack on & see & observe & learn about the truthful, honest, direct hypertext that we all navigate.
- May 2020
Don’t go to code academy, go to design academy. Be advocates of the user & consumer. It’s not about learning how to code, it’s about translating real-world needs to technological specifications in just ways that give end users agency and equity in design, development and delivery. Be a champion of user-centric design. Learn how to steward data and offer your help.
The importance of learning to design, and interpreting/translating real-world needs.
- Dec 2017
A mental map (or cognitive map) is our mental representation of a place. It includes features we consider important, and is likely to exclude features we consider unimportant.
(Urban planner Kevin Lynch, early 1960s)<br> Elements of mental maps
- edges - boundaries and endings
- nodes - focal points like squares and junctions
Modern maps could use augmented and virtual reality to help clarify those elements, making a place easier to navigate and use. But they can also add useless noise that makes the place seem more confusing than it actually is.